Diana joined Hawkins\Brown four years ago after she completed her Master in Architecture at the Porto School of Architecture (FAUP, Portugal) and integrated a 1 year Erasmus at The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. For her master thesis Diana developed a research about the Japanese culture and its architecture of single family houses, a theme that have always fascinated her for its greater level of playfulness and innovative ways of connecting and giving a new meaning to spaces.
As a student she was editor in chief of "Páginas Brancas", a book about the Porto School architects, and Dédalo magazine (the Bartlett Lobby equivalent from Porto); as part of the editorial projects she has also co-curated and organized international seminars and other lecture series. Getting to know a lot of international architects and the exciting designs they explore influenced her to move to Berlin and then London.
Since joining Hawkins\Brown, Diana has gained extensive experience particularly in the education sector, research and office facilities across various work stages. She was most recently responsible for delivering the new Innovation Centre for Cardiff University.
Away from architecture Diana is a keen traveller with an interest in cooking and photography (both often involving friends).