DIANA VASQUEZ

Gensler

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Arizona Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Zaha Hadid. She changed the narrative and the way woman are seen in architecture. Inspiration also comes from traveling the world and experiencing how architecture helps me better understand the world and better deliver human-centered designs.

DIANA VASQUEZ

Bio:

Diana Vasquez is a Design Director for architecture, a graphic artist, and research leader in Gensler’s Phoenix office. Throughout her career she studied architecture, toy design and graphic design which informs her ability to deliver a variety of projects ranging from dynamic branding, interior, and retail spaces, to large-scale master planning for corporate campuses and mixed-used developments. Her unique style artfully balances her strong analytical nature with her unbounded imagination.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was part of the drafting elective in high school, and my teacher taught me about architecture and how to think about design. I realized that I enjoyed the drafting process, and the organized art of blueprints more than abstract paintings.

What do you do?

As a Design Director I lead teams to deliver projects from master plans all the way to interiors. I utilize several digital tools and research to create appropriate responses, while also mentoring our team to develop their skills and passions.

What excites you in the work you do?

Mentorship and seeing growth of designers. Digital tools, discovering new technologies to deliver projects. Research, telling a comprehensive story. Designing cities, buildings, spaces, objects and graphics that inspire and evoke an emotion.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Zaha Hadid. She changed the narrative and the way woman are seen in architecture. Inspiration also comes from traveling the world and experiencing how architecture helps me better understand the world and better deliver human-centered designs.

Featured Project Name: 

Confidential Tech Company

 

Featured Project Location: 

Massachusetts

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Senior Design Lead - Architecture & Interiors

 

Featured Project Description:

The amenities building is located at the center of the campus, it connects the two office wings and opens up to the center court yard. Conceived as a servery, food hall, assembly space and third workplace for 250 people. This building features several types of innovative fabrications utilizing wood, corian and steel materials. These elements deliver an elevated and unique experience for all employees as a contrast to a modular workplace.

Photography Credit:

Robert Deitchler

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