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Jack Diamond

Urban Forum is very pleased to announce that its 2015-2016 lecture season will kick off in collaboration with the 10th Anniversary of the City of Ottawa’s 2015 Urban Design Awards (OUDA).  This special evening will be held on Wednesday, September 30th in the beautiful, heritage Horticulture Building located within the newly revitalized Lansdowne Park.

Urban Forum is excited to further announce that nationally and internationally-acclaimed architect,  Jack Diamond from Diamond Schmitt Architects will be the special guest speaker of the evening.

Jack Diamond founded the firm of Diamond Schmitt Architects, in Toronto in 1975. His design sensibility is to create elegantly sustainable buildings that address both context and content.  This approach has resulted in numerous national and international awards for his firm.  An extensive portfolio includes academic buildings, libraries, performing arts centres, hospitals, research and life science facilities, master plans, residential and commercial buildings, located across North America and the globe.

Mr. Diamond received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Capetown, an MA from Oxford University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an RAIC Gold Medalist, member of the Order of Ontario, an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and, most recently, the recipient of both the Ontario Association of Architects and the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Awards. He is currently at work on a performing arts centre in Texas, a residential project in Switzerland and land planning in the Grenadines, West Indies.

For a glimpse into the world of Jack Diamond, on June 18 at 9:00 PM, TVO broadcasts the premiere of The Maestro & The Master: Building the New Mariinsky.  The following is a six-minute trailer of the film:  http://www.dsai.ca/videos-podcasts/the-maestro-and-the-master-building-the-new-mariinsky

For more information on the Ottawa Urban Design Awards click here.

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