Principal, Diamond Schmitt
Sector: Private Sector
Jennifer Mallard is a Principal at Diamond Schmitt with over 30 years of experience in the design of public buildings, performing arts centres, libraries and educational institutions. She collaboratively manages complex projects and is skilled at driving large, specialized teams towards a focused common goal. Her approach positions clients at the centre of a process that is fuelled with energy, commitment and enthusiasm, carefully considering all architectural and societal programmatic objectives in order to manifest each clients’ vision into built reality. She understands that good results come from strategic decisions, maintaining design goals and balancing budget and schedule, with her professional leadership and expertise spanning the entire architectural process— from design to construction. Jennifer’s leadership role also extends beyond her projects and into the architecture community, dedicating her time to mentor OAA architecture interns, as well as student architects and young design professionals through the BAIDA (Black Architects and Interior Designers Association) and NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students). Additionally, she is a member of Diamond Schmitt’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, furthering opportunities for inclusion at the firm. Jennifer’s work has received numerous international accolades, including three Civic Trust Awards: for the Daniels Spectrum Arts and Culture Centre in Toronto, the National Arts Centre and Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, exemplifying her ability to envision architecture as
a conduit for positive change on the social, cultural and economic vitality of a community.