Donald Schmitt – The impact of architecture

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Donald Schmitt, principal architect, discusses the impact of architecture in creating communities to foster innovation, creation, connection and collaboration. How do we design and construct spaces to honor culture and history as well as solve problems of energy use and carbon emissions?

Donald Schmitt, an alumnus of the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Architecture and is a Principal in his firm, Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated. A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, he and his firm have won over 200 design awards including six Governor General’s Awards.

He is also the Founding Chair of the Public Art Commission for the City of Toronto for which he was awarded the Civic Medal. Donald strongly believes that the architecture of a structure can have a profound and positive impact on both the environment, and the interactions and rituals of everyday life.