Drayton Entertainment hires design firm

Diamond and Schmitt Archi­tects Inc. has been selected to design the new Cambridge Per­forming Arts Complex in Galt for Drayton Entertainment.

Close to two-dozen propo­s­als were submitted from across Canada.

An advisory commit­tee of representatives from the City of Cambridge, Drayton En­tertainment, and University of Waterloo School of Archi­tecture interviewed a shortlist of five before settling on the Toronto-based firm.

“Diamond and Schmitt has an illustrious reputation, re­ceiv­ing over 150 regional, national, and international awards for design,” said artistic director Alex Mustakas, of Drayton Entertainment.

It is anticipated the groundbreaking for the new Cam­bridge facility will be held in the fall, with a project launch by 2012.