Posts Tagged ‘Diamond Schmitt Architects’

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Largest child health research tower in the world designed for intensification and collaboration

High-performance fully glazed envelope with bird-friendly frit pattern, low-VOC interior products, rainwater capture, and 30% energy cost savings, this exceptional LEED Gold building attracts top researchers.

By Mike Szabo


Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

South shore Nova Scotian building combines sustainable
design and local culture

Both the land and the sea provided design inspiration for this new lifestyle centre on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Lunenburg County is both coastal and deeply forested with centuries-long traditions of timber construction and wooden boat building.



Monday, June 10th, 2013

J URY COMMENT - This LEED Platinum project was particularly strong in its combination of energy performance and architectural quality. The project incorporates several well considered green strategies including green roof and solar shading. The jury also felt that the design team had taken full advantage of the program, a school for a new generation of sustainable construction trades, by making the building itself a powerful educational tool.


Interior Living Walls

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Construction of the Indoor air Biofilter at Centennial College, Toronto

The Centennial College Library and Academic Facility in Toronto is a campus gateway building with a saw tooth sequence of glazed vertical bays. These extend across the roofline to harvest daylight that reaches deep into the core of the building. In addition to providing an inviting, light-filled environment for study, this abundant natural light source creates an ideal setting for a four-storey biofilter living wall.

By Alan Darlington and Donald Schmitt