Dianne Chia

Dianne Chia


Senior Associate

“I believe in the ability and responsibility of good architecture to transform communities, be it improving health, increasing literacy, or fostering connections. I’m glad to be working with people who share this vision.”

“I have always lived in cities, surrounded by the built environment. The desire to sculpt, shift, and change that environment took hold early and still remains,” Dianne says. Since she began practicing in 2006, she’s sought to immerse herself in projects with a public face such as facilities for tertiary and higher education, libraries, and community hubs. She’s been involved in all phases of design, from programming to construction administration, but her favorite part is the challenge of taking the big design idea and making it real, working through the jigsaw puzzle of aligning programmatic needs, building systems, operational requirements and the overall design vision.

Our Perkins Eastman

Dianne co-leads initiatives in the design process within Pfeiffer—A Perkins Eastman Studio. She chaired the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards jury in 2023.


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  • +1 (646) 367-2514
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  • Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University; B.Arch
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Library Association
  • US Green Building Council, LEED AP