Archinect - News 2017-10-22T11:30:22-04:00 Diamond Schmitt Architects' Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus elegantly embodies multidisciplinary ethos Julia Ingalls 2017-09-07T14:19:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T14:20:13-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Art thrives when it collaborates with or takes inspiration from other discliplines, a tenet that is physically expressed in the new campus of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, located on the east side of downtown Vancouver. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the campus reflects the spirit of its namesake artist, Emily Carr, by creating a series of both formal and informal spaces that can be glimpsed as one approaches and enters the building. This abundant transparency and visual linkage, combined with the purposeful interconnection between program areas, creates an institution that physically rejects a static approach to learning.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></figure></figure><p>As Donald Schmitt, the Principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects explains, "The building&rsquo;s design creates a multitude of places both indoors and out for informal gathering, presentation, making and remaking, which is at the heart of Emily Carr&rsquo;s multidisciplinary&nbsp;arts learning. The needs and collaborative spirit of students and faculty inform ...</p> Three teams shortlisted for Emily Carr University's new campus in Vancouver Archinect 2013-07-15T13:42:00-04:00 >2016-10-04T15:21:51-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Eight national and international proponent teams responded to the RFQ. Following evaluation, three teams were shortlisted: Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects (with Vancouver&rsquo;s Chernoff Thompson Architects), and Toronto-based Zeidler Partnership Architects (with B+H Architects, a firm with an office in Vancouver).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about the Emily Carr Great Northern Way Campus <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>