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The Impact of Architecture – Donald Schmitt

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The Impact of Architecture – Donald Schmitt

Published on Apr 20, 2015

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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 honour 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. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

About the Author:

With a background in various fields from Healthy, Green Architecture and the fields of Health, to the fields of Technology, Ecology and Multimedia, my path has led me on a multi-disciplinary approach integrating a wide range of topics that I've been weaving together for over 25 years. Timothy D. Rossi – Founder – Architectural Medicine
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