Derek Newby, LEED AP, CPHD, has returned to Diamond Schmitt Architects as the principal of its Vancouver practice. Newby brings extraordinary experience to designing mixed-use, office, and academic facilities, and is recognized nationally for his leadership in sustainable design and high-performance buildings, the firm said. For years he has advocated for low-carbon buildings, both through the application of Passive House principles to reduce operating emissions and through the use of timber to reduce embodied emissions.
Transdisciplinary design firm Lemay has announced that Lemay + Toker, its Western presence in Canada, will now be recognized as Lemay, unifying the firm’s nation-wide brand. The revision to the name ensures strategic alignment with Lemay’s transformation over the past few years, simplifying its regional operations, and sharing tools and processes to provide their national clients with more clarity and seamless collaboration, the firm said in a press release.
Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has appointment Sybil Wa and Nigel Tai as principals with the firm. The promotion of the two senior associate architects recognizes their contribution to design excellence and skilled project management on a wide range of projects, the firm said in a press release.
Diamond Schmitt Architects is expanding its design and management teams with two new directors and the appointment of 14 associates and advancements.
Claudia Cozzitorto is the new design technologies director in Toronto. She applies her architectural background to building information modelling (BIM) implementation at the firm. She has held national and local roles for the advocacy of BIM in architectural practice.
Rod Maas is the new technical director in their Vancouver …
Architecture and design firm Perkins and Will is expanding its Canadian practice in Calgary after 20 years to increase the capacity to provide architectural, interior, and urban design services to clients in Alberta.