Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects recently announced the opening of its Vancouver practice. Ana Maria Llanos, senior associate with the firm, leads the Vancouver-based team. She has worked at Diamond Schmitt for 20 years and has expertise in institutional and commercial projects.

Current projects by the firm in western Canada include the University of British Columbia Undergrad Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories; the master plan study for Vancouver General Hospital and design for the Pacific Health Innovation Exchange (PHIX). Completed projects in British Columbia include four buildings at The University of British Columbia, including the School of Medicine.