Diana Darling is co-founder and publisher of The Architect's Newspaper, a weekly publication featuring design and architecture news and commentary. As publisher, Diana leads the annual Facades+ conference on high-performance building design, now in its seventh year. She also founded AIA New Practices, a platform for emerging architecture firms.
Before founding the newspaper, Diana worked in marketing and publication roles at Bloomingdale's, The Limited, Neiman Marcus, and The Gap. She is a board member of CultureNOW and a former board member of architecture and design nonprofit OHNY.
Above: Diana Darling is judging our Best Kitchen Space (Professional) category.
9 Things to Know About Diana:
Cities I've Lived In: Austin, London, New York City, and Greenport, New York.
Favorite Restaurant: The Odeon in New York.
Favorite Artist: Joseph Cornell. (Photo of Cornell's Celestial Navigation box via the Whitney Museum.)
Last Art Exhibit I Saw: Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum.
Favorite Architect: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. (Image of Christchurch Cathedral by Bridgit Anderson via Shigeru Ban Architects.)
Last Item I Bought for My House: A flower pot.
Latest DIY Project: Planting flower boxes.
On My Wish List for My House: New exterior doors.