Katherine (Kate) Diamond, FAIA
Civic Design Director, HDR Architecture
Kate Diamond is HDR’s Civic Design Director and a Design Principal in the Los Angeles studio. She brings a breadth of experience for translating the aspirations of a diversity of clients into beautiful, high performance projects serving justice, federal, state and local government, education, development and urban design. Kate believes passionately in the power of design to help clients address the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental responsibility while meeting all of the requirements of their unique missions. Key projects presently on the board include two net-zero projects for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and a net zero embodied & operational carbon headquarters for the Orange County Sanitation District. Kate serves on the AIA/LA COTE Committee, the Board of USGBC-LA and the National Peer Review Council for the GSA Design Excellence Program. Committed to sharing with future generations, Kate has taught design studios at the USC School of Architecture and gives guest lectures at various schools of architecture across the country.