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Gary McCluskie is a principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects, where he champions the design and execution of the firm’s civic, arts, and performance-focused architecture.

Gary is currently leading the firm’s New York office—and the transformation of David Geffen Hall. He has been with the practice for over 30 years and is recognized for delivering architectural milestones that are versatile, functional, engaging, and beloved by clients, patrons, artists and performers alike.

His past project includes the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, Maison Symphonique in Montreal, and the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Review Roundup: David Geffen Hall Opens at Lincoln Center

Critics have shared their impressions of the new David Geffen Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York, which opened to the public on October 8, 2022.
New David Geffen Hall to Open in October With World Premiere of SAN JUAN HILL: A NEW YORK STORY & More

The new David Geffen Hall will open to the public on October 8, 2022, the home of the New York Philharmonic and new welcoming cultural home for New York. Completed two years early with a transformative design, the project represents a statement of faith in New York and its artistic community.
Theater in New David Geffen Hall Named 'Wu Tsai Theater' to Honor Gift by Clara Wu Tsai and Joe Tsai

The theater in the new David Geffen Hall will be named the ‘Wu Tsai Theater’ in honor of a catalytic gift by Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, philanthropist and Lincoln Center Board Member.
Photos: View Renderings of the New David Geffen Hall

The new David Geffen Hall will open in October 2022, two years ahead of schedule and on budget, a crucial cultural revitalization project at a watershed moment for New York City, Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic announced today. Additionally, the funding goal for the $550 million project has been achieved.
Photo Flash: Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic Accelerate David Geffen Hall Reimagination

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced the acceleration of the comprehensive renovation of David Geffen Hall, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects │ Partners, now scheduled to re-open to the public in Fall 2022, nearly 2 years earlier than previously announced.
Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic Announce Plans To Transform David Geffen Hall

Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center, and Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, today unveiled plans for the reimagination of David Geffen Hall. The project will transform the concert hall and all public spaces, enhancing the concertgoing experience, fostering a sense of community, and creating bold and innovative ways to connect with the world outside.
Innovative Transformation Wins Award for Toronto Theatre

The repurposing of the Toronto Centre for the Arts has won an award for creating an intimate, state-of-the-art environment for live theatre. The Main Stage Reconfiguration Project transforms the existing auditorium into two venues - the 580-seat proscenium Lyric Theatre with a new stage, and a 300-seat flexible 'black box'.
Renovations Underway at St. Catharines Performing Arts Center

Two adjacent projects designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects are now into the construction stage in St. Catharines, Ontario. The Downtown Performing Arts Centre is a new 90,000-square-foot facility comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues for music, theatre, dance and film. The $60-million project is being funded by the City of St. Catharines.
Diamond Schmitt Architects' Dunfield Theatre Opens

One of the largest performing arts companies in Canada is set to open a 'cultural hub' and 500-seat theatre in Cambridge, Ontario. Drayton Entertainment inaugurates its seventh and largest venue, Dunfield Theatre tonight. The facility consolidates the company's operations under one roof and revitalizes the riverfront district of this historic city.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation Receive LEED Gold Certification

Two cultural facilities designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects can take a bow. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation have received LEED® Gold certification for New Construction from The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).
Burlington Performing Arts Centre Opens Today

The city of Burlington, Ontario celebrated the opening of its new performing arts theatre today. The $40-million Centre is poised to be a catalyst for a renaissance of the arts in the region and bring renewed vitality to downtown.

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