About Diane

Diane Waingrow, Los Angeles Modern ArchitectBorn and raised in Los Angeles, Diane headed east to Smith College where she earned a B.A. in Art History with a concentration in architecture, and a minor in Music. Upon graduation from Smith in 1980, she moved to the Bay Area and worked for an architecture firm in downtown San Francisco for two years. Diane received a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley in 1985, and her thesis explored the “Silvers,” a group of prominent architects who were experimenting with wrapping buildings in thin, high tech curtain wall materials.

Upon returning to Los Angeles, Diane worked in a variety of firms where she learned about high-rise condominiums and multi-family housing, hospitals and medical office buildings, and then, finally, modernist, contemporary residential architecture. In 1991, she began her own practice with the design of a home for her family.

California State License, April 1991
Member American Institute of Architecture
LEED Green Associate