Mesbur+Smith Cinema Design Consultants, formerly Mesbur+Smith Architects, is one of the world’s pre-eminent design firms specializing in entertainment design, from multiplex cinemas to historical theatre restoration projects to diverse entertainment and recreation facilities. With over 500 successfully completed projects spanning 47 countries across the globe, we offer expertise and consistently innovative, functional solutions for entertainment design across a full spectrum of spaces.
We understand the design of entertainment facilities for radically different locales, cultures, and aesthetic sensibilities. We create beautiful, visually striking spaces that fit various cultures and regions within the parameters of clients’ expectations and resources. We are continually evolving and refining our design practice while staying true to our original mandate of excellence in cinema design.
In 1983, David Mesbur became the exclusive architect for Cineplex Odeon Corporation to design multiplex cinemas in Canada, United States and England designing and completing more than 250 projects over seven years. David developed a unique approach to multiplex cinema design, setting new standards for quality of presentation, creating dramatic interiors for cinema lobbies and auditoriums. He collaborated on commissioned art installations with prominent Canadian artists in 52 cinema lobbies throughout North America and helmed the multiple-award winning restoration of Toronto’s historic Pantages Theatre.
In 1992, David and partner, Harold Smith, formed Mesbur+Smith Architects, expanding its unique expertise in cinema design beyond North America. Over the next fifteen years, the firm completed more than 75 new cinema complexes throughout Mexico, India, and Russia. New projects included other recreational and entertainment facilities: bowling centres, restaurants, nightclubs, sports bars, games arcades, and fitness centres. In 2003, the partners were joined by Senior Designer and Project Manager Ramin Moeini. David and Ramin have continued to attract exceptionally skilled designers to the firm following the retirement of Harold Smith in 2013.