Diamond Schmitt Architects opens its doors

Diamond Schmitt Architects returns to Doors Open Toronto (May 25-26) with two afternoons (open from 1-5 p.m.) of presentations on this year’s theme of  “Creators, Makers and Innovators.” Architects will discuss projects in Toronto,  across Canada and abroad.
Visitors will learn about buildings in development, newly opened and soon to open buildings, including Toronto’s Don Jail restoration; the Sick Children’s Research Tower; and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.  The half-hour presentations will also look at the social impacts of architecture on Regent Park, designing large wooden structure buildings in British Columbia, using computer-modeling software as a design tool, and architectural illustration in watercolour. In all, 14 design presentations are on offer from Diamond Schmitt Architects staff during Doors Open Toronto, along with displays of architectural videos, renderings, models, plans and photography. 
Says Diamond Schmitt principal Donald Schmitt, “We’re happy to be part of Doors Open Toronto for the fourth year and welcome the public to come and meet our architects and learn about our design practice.”   
Jack Diamond gets things going on Sat., May 25 at 1:30 p.m. with a talk on the new Mariinsky opera house that opened this month in St. Petersburg, Russia. Diamond Schmitt Architects at Doors Open Toronto takes place at the company’s office located at 384 Adelaide St. W. (just east of Spadina Avenue). The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Other Diamond Schmitt-designed buildings participating at Doors Open Toronto include the Ryerson Image Centre, Corus Quay, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Bridgepoint Health.
Sat. May 25 Presentations
1:30 p.m. Jack Diamond on Mariinsky II opera house
2:00 p.m. Vaughan Metropolitan Centre by Mike Szabo
2:30 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University Global Innovation Exchange by Birgit Siber and Gary Watson
3:00 p.m. Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge, Ontario by Gary Watson
3:30 p.m. Working with wood structures: Thompson Rivers University Law School by Matthew Tsui
4:00 p.m. Designing Toronto condominiums by David Dow
4:30 p.m. The transformation of the Don Jail at Bridgepoint Health by Antra Roze
Sun. May 26 Presentations
1:30 p.m. The architecture of health by Greg Colucci
2:00 p.m. Sick Children’s Hospital Research and Learning Tower by Duncan Higgins
2:30 p.m.  Repurposing a heritage textile mill at Brock University by Joseph Troppmann
3:00 p.m. The social impact of architecture in Regent Park: Daniels Spectrum by Jennifer Mallard
3:30 p.m. First Nations iconography at a B.C. academic library by Jarle Lovlin
4:00 p.m. Vanier Hall at the University of Ottawa by Sarah Low
4:30 p.m. Architectural drawing in the digital age by Jon Soules

For more information, visit dsai.ca