- University of Ottawa Social Sciences Building
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Diamond Schmitt Architects is a leading Canadian full-service architectural practice. For 2013 the company is again ranked among the top 100 largest architecture firms in the world and in the top 10 for cultural buildings. Diamond Schmitt has achieved national and international recognition for innovative design excellence for cultural, civic, academic, healthcare, residential and commercial property projects.
The firm operates on a first principles approach where client aims, program review, site analysis and contextual considerations lead to the evaluation of all credible planning and design options. Sustainable design solutions are equally important to the design approach, and, as a consequence, new benchmarks have been established in this field.
The company is also known and respected for responsible project management and budget control. Diamond Schmitt is the only Canadian architecture firm to be named among Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.