Building Design, a UK-based journal, has released their 2012 ranking of the top 100 architectural firms, and Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects has made it to the list. The journal crunched the numbers from 1400 firms worldwide and placed Diamond Schmitt at 91st overall.

In the cultural facilities sector, where the company has been particularly strong for years, Diamond Schmitt placed a very impressive 9th. In 2011 Diamond Schmitt saw the opening of its Burlington Performing Arts Centre as well as La Maison Symphonique for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the latest addition to that city's celebrated Place des Arts. The company meanwhile is currently at work on several more cultural facilities, including the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, the Ryerson Image Centre, the Cambridge Perfroming Arts Centre, the St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre, and most notably a new home for the venerable Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersberg, Russia.

Testing LEDs at Diamond Schmitt's Ryerson Image Centre, image by Drum118 2011.09.09

Diamond Schmitt's other current work, overseen by a team that includes more than 30 LEED-accredited architects, can be seen all over the GTA in many sectors including healthcare, academic, commercial, and residential. High profile projects by the firm which UrbanToronto is currently tracking include Bridgepoint Hospital, the Sick Kids Research and Learning Tower, Paintbox and Charlie condominiums, while we expect more to go under construction in the coming year such as Pace Condos. A list of the Diamond Schmitt projects currently found in UrbanToronto's dataBase pages is below, including recently completed projects, those under construction, and those in the planning stages.

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