Kate Diamond, FAIA, LEED AP
Civic Design Director
“Public buildings, like our cities, communicate who we are and what we care about.”
Kate is passionate about planning effective, high performance courthouses that create powerful symbols of the role of justice in our democratic society. She has a breadth of experience and talent, with an award-winning and well-published portfolio that encompasses justice, federal, state and local government, K-12 through university, transportation and infrastructure. At HDR, she oversees design for civic, science + technology and academic projects.
Recognised as a true advocate for design in the Los Angeles architecture community and beyond, Kate is known by her peers as a dynamic and fluid team member committed to elevating the industry through her work and involvement. Among her many accomplishments, Kate has served on the National Peer Review Council for the GSA Design Excellence Program since 1996. She was the lead designer for three major GSA Design Excellence completed projects, as well as the lead designer for a major GSA Design Build | Design Excellence competition. Additionally she has taught at the USC School of Architecture and was the first woman president of the AIA LA Chapter.