Diamond and Schmidt Architects to Design Arts Centre in Canada

5 May 2010 (Last Updated May 5th, 2010 18:30)

Canada's Diamond and Schmidt Architects is to design the new 600-seat performing arts centre in Cambridge, Canada. The practice beat 20 other firms to win the design competition, according to therecord.com. The C$13m Drayton Theatre is being creted for non-profit organis

Canada's Diamond and Schmidt Architects is to design the new 600-seat performing arts centre in Cambridge, Canada.

The practice beat 20 other firms to win the design competition, according to therecord.com.

The C$13m Drayton Theatre is being creted for non-profit organisation Drayton Entertainment, which is also overseeing the design and construction.

The scheme will be located along the Grand River, in a parking lot at Grand Avenue and St Andrew's Street, beside Southworks Outlet Mall.

Ground-breaking is scheduled to take place this year and the project will be complete by 2012.

The Drayton Theatre is an $18m initiative by Cambridge, Queen's Park and Ottawa.