Meet the Jury Chair feat. Diane Jacobs, FAIA

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Diane Jacobs, FAIA is the founder of Holly Street Studio, a design firm located in Downtown Phoenix, AZ. In 1999, she left behind a successful trajectory in corporate architecture to start what was to be a ‘temporary endeavor’ in the front room of their bungalow on Holly Street. She used this opportunity to challenge both the thinking and delivery of architecture along with her partner Michael Jacobs, AIA, who joined the firm in 2002. With an outstanding staff of creative and critical thinkers, they have grown the firm’s portfolio to include dozens of sustainable, award-winning projects in the public realm at all scales – for universities, community colleges, municipalities, non-profit foundations, and local small businesses. 

At this session Diane will talk about the Faye Gray Recreation Center and Parsons Center for Health and Wellness—excellent examples of engaging the community throughout the design process. Diane will also talk about the beloved Phoenix College of Physical Sciences Building and the Murphy Glendale City Hall and the challenges associated with renovating older and historic buildings. Finally, we will hear about the new ASU Media and Immersive eXperience Center, a space that houses programs offered by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Sydney Poitier New American Film School.

More about Diane Jacobs, FAIA: Diane is a lifelong champion of community causes, including National AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, AIA AZ Women’s Leadership Group, National Organization of Minority Architects, Urban Land Institute, and Local First Arizona. She holds a position as Faculty Associate at ASU’s Design School, and is a member of the University of Arizona CAPLA Futures Council. Diane received the AIA Arizona Architect’s Medal in 2016, and led Holly Street Studio to AIA AZ Firm of the Year in 2017.

This session is presented by the AIA Columbus Committee on Design.

September 28, 2023
12-1 PM via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members and Allied Members: $10
Associate Members and Students: $5
Non-Members: $20

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