A few weeks ago, on March 31, I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane Jacobs, one of the principals behind a small firm in Downtown Phoenix called Holly Street Studio Architects that focuses on public work.

Diane’s firm has done some remarkable public projects such as McCormick Ranch Railroad Park, Maryvale Poolhouse and the Core Collection at the Heard Museum.  Just recently, the firm was awarded ASU’s new Student Engagement Center tenant improvement project at the historic Post Office in Downtown.

Below is part I of my video interview with Diane.

Diane on the importance of officing out of Downtown Phoenix:

Diane on how architects can save the world:

Diane on being a woman and a leader in the architecture:

Look for Part II of my interview with Diane tomorrow!

Diane will speaking at the Taliesen West Spring Lecture Series this week on Thursday at 7pm. For more information, click here. This event is FREE.

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6 Responses

  1. Samuel Jacobs says:

    That is my mom OH YEAH

  2. Will Novak says:

    Nice interview. Any timeline on the ASU Student Center at the old Post Office? I think it’ll really will help further activate Civic Space if done right

  3. Diane Jacobs says:

    Downtown Post Office schedule calls for opening in the Fall of 2012. Look for a Facebook page on the project coming soon.

  4. […] Today’s post is a continuation of my interview with Diane Jacobs of Holly Street Studio Architects, the firm that is working on ASU’s new Student Engagement Center in the old Post Office in Downtown Phoenix. If you missed Part I of the interview, make sure to catch up here. […]

  5. Kathleen says:

    Samuel she is your Mom but she is MY daughter in law and yes she is awesome

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