Judge in Profile: Diana Darling of The Architect’s Newspaper

May 16, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

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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 Shop: For clothing, COS–coming soon to New York. For home, Michele Varian

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.

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