Donald Schmitt is principal and co-founder of Diamond Schmitt Architects, a Toronto-based practice with an international presence. The firm has won more than 250 design awards for projects for the performing arts, academic, healthcare and research facilities, in addition to commercial, recreational and residential properties. With an emphasis on sustainable design solutions, Don leads teams to create transformative environments that optimize client objectives and establish meaningful context and connection with the urban fabric.
Recognized among Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Greater Toronto’s and Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Diamond Schmitt Architects has projects across Canada and abroad. These include the reimagining of David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City; Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver; The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto; and creating a temporary home for The Senate of Canada in Ottawa’s former train station.
Mr. Schmitt is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is the Founding Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Toronto for which he was awarded the Civic Medal.