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DIANNE KETT

DK Studio

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?
 
Other great women architects inspire me, seeing strong leaders in our field, and encouraging younger architects. I love training young architects to be really great architects. I take great pride in seeing their growth in design and relationships.

DIANNE KETT

Bio:

The great designer, Dianne kett got her bachelors of Science in Architecture University of Maryland in Architecture 1994 Masters of Architecture Texas A&M University in 1996 Worked for ommercial Architecture firms 1997-2003 Opened her own residential practice / firm DK Studio 2003 to present in Austin Opened second residential firm AmityKett with an interiors partner in San Antonio 2017 to present Created Podcast 2021 called Design Oracles about Residential Architecture and Interiors streaming on all platforms

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

I wanted to be an architect since I was 8 years old, I studied floor plan magazines and started drawing floor plans. I loved it! My Grandmother suggested I be an architect as she knew a woman attending Virgina Tech architecture school.

What do you do?

I own two firms, DK Studio in Austin and AmityKett with a interior design partner in San Antonio. Both firms are residential design. We also created a podcast called Design Oracles to educate people about residential architecture.

What excites you in the work you do?

Working in residential architecture is very rewarding. I enjoy creating spaces people love to live in, plan organization of spaces, design elements and proportions of facades, and I love the emotional connection of place and heart.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Other great women architects inspire me, seeing strong leaders in our field, and encouraging younger architects. I love training young architects to be really great architects. I take great pride in seeing their growth in design and relationships.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Owning two architecture firms and creating a podcast! I keep climbing up the ladder, I let nothing stop me.

Featured Project Name: 

The High Road

Featured Project Location: 

Austin Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

January 2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect - design and oversee construction

 

Featured Project Description:

Working with a previously underutilized site, we framed the sweeping views of rolling Texas hills on the property’s eastern side with a new 3,800 square foot home. A contemporary design features a clean exterior finished with stucco and accentuated with metal-clad boxes protruding from the main house to accent rows of expansive east-facing windows. A screened porch connects interior and exterior. Contemporary interior finishes provide a luxe feel while still feeling inviting and approachable.

Photography Credit:

Lars Frazer