Diane Thorsen, Principal & Design Director of the Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio
A graduate of the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Diane has focused on creating quality design from the inside out. Coming to the Middle East in 2008, she has embraced the region’s nuances and responded with sensitivity to appropriate design solutions. Her designs for workplace, hospitality and mixed-use developments display attention to detail, a love of local art and quality of craftsmanship. Her design approach is informed by sustainability, innovative project delivery and user-centric design.