Diana Nicklaus AIA
President & CEO, saam architecture
B.A. in Art History with a Minor in Urban Studies (Tufts University); Master of Architecture (University of Texas at Austin)
Public projects, Firm Management & Culture
My mother was driving me to high school one day and told me I should be an architect.
Your network is critical!
The one drawing the restrooms. Why? Restrooms are important, and people always take note of the design!
Many places, but firm ownership was the most unexpected.
Being a team member on two projects that won the Harleston Parker Award, the Wellington Elementary School and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Addition & Renovation.
Providing equal opportunities for all.
What are some changes that you have implemented in your firm (or for yourself) to address issues of equity in your profession?
We actively encourage our entire team to embrace our “radical flexibility” policy so they can work whenever and from wherever they choose, as long as clients are happy.
Lack of education.
Who do you most enjoy partnering with on a project?
British and Iberian Baroque Architecture – it started at 7:45 am.
“One Day at a Time.”