Chapter Program: Kate Diamond, FAIA


When: 4/22/2015
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Art Center South Campus
870 S. Raymond Ave.
2nd Floor Gallery
Pasadena, California  91105
United States
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Event Details
A Career Learning to Integrate Design and Delivery

Following the trajectory of her career from her early design of the iconic Air Traffic Control Tower to her more recent designs for courthouses and other institutional projects, Kate Diamond will explore her commitment to integrated design, and where possible, integrated design and delivery as the best method to deliver beautiful design, optimal value and high performance for our clients.

Learning Objectives – Gain an understanding of the power of integrated design and collaboration. Celebrate the role of the architect as the conductor of an orchestra of superstar designers, consultants, engineers, fabricators and builders.

Wednesday, April 22

6:00-6:30pm reception

6:30-8:00pm program


Art Center South Campus

870 S. Raymond Ave. (2nd floor gallery)

Pasadena, CA


$15 AIA Member pre-registered

$20 Non-AIA Member pre-registered

$25 at the door

free student (w/ valid ID)

Design Principal HDR Architecture

2015 is off to a bright start for Kate Diamond as she steps into her role as a design principal focused on civic, community and science/technology projects in HDR’s Los Angeles office. Kate brings a breadth of experience and talent to the firm through her civic portfolio, with projects that encompass: justice, federal, state and local government, K-12 through university, transportation and infrastructure, community building / commercial, residential and mixed-use, and planning and urban design. Additionally, she brings a lifetime personal commitment to sustainable design within the urban context as a key generator of design excellence.

Prior to joining HDR, Kate built a strong design reputation as Principal and Lead Designer of several larger practices including HMC, NBBJ, RNL and her partnership with Margot Siegel , AIA, Siegel Diamond Architecture. Siegel Diamond Architecture and its predecessor partnership Siegel Sklarek Diamond was, at the time, the largest entirely woman owned partnership in the US. A partial list of Kate’s key projects includes:
- LAX Air Traffic Control Tower

- Joint USA / Canadian Port of Entry at Sweetgrass, Montana / Coutts, Alberta

- UC Davis Medical Center Central Plant

- Universal City Metro Redline Subway Station

- The US Magistrate Courthouse, Bakersfield CA

- The District Courthouse, Billings Montana

In 1996, Diamond was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). From 1993 to 1994, she served as the first Woman President in 99 years of the AIA’s Los Angeles Chapter. She also served as President of the Association for Women in Architecture from 1985 to 1987. She continues to serve on the National Peer Review Council for the GSA Design Excellence Program. In the past, she frequently taught design studios at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture and continues to give guest lectures at various schools of architecture across the country.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual.”  AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable event to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIAPF.