On Canada Day 2017, the re-imagined NAC will open its doors. The architectural rejuvenation project includes improved performances spaces, spectacular public areas for education and events, improved accessibility for people with mobility challenges, and a magnificent glass entrance.
The project was front-and-centre at the NAC’s Annual General Meeting on February 26, 2015, that featured renowned architect Donald Schmitt, whose firm Diamond Schmitt Architects designed the re-imagined NAC, as keynote speaker.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed several internationally acclaimed performing arts centres, including La Maison Symphonique in Montreal, the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto and the recently opened Mariinsky II Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Other speakers at the Annual General Meeting included NAC Board Chair Adrian Burns and NAC President and CEO Peter Herrndorf.