Diana joined Merge in 2015. She is a registered architect with experience in the areas of computationally-driven design, production automation, and complex material fabrication techniques. At Merge, this experience has been applied to projects including institutional renovations, multi-family housing, and commercial office interiors.
Prior to joining Merge, Diana worked for Kennedy & Violich Architecture as a Senior Designer where her project experience spanned from product-design to large institutional buildings and master-planning. She performed as design-lead on multiple projects as well as on successful competitions and proposals. Diana holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan where she was selected as an A. Alfred Taubman Scholar, Bill Scott Memorial Fund Scholar, and Alumni Foundation Scholar.
Diana has participated in numerous exhibitions, publications, and public presentations of her work, including an invited paper and lecture at ACADIA2011 on her work entitled ‘Robotic Rod-bending: Digital Drawing / Physical Space’ and a peer-reviewed exhibition ‘wavePavilion’ at FABRICATE2011, the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. While at the University of Michigan, Diana was a Graduate Student Instructor for Computer-Aided Design Fundamentals, and participated as an Algorithmic Design Consultant at the Robotic Construction Intensive Workshop at Princeton University. She continues to consult on issues regarding complex geometry, methods for full-scale fabrication, and material prototyping.