Diane Taitt Chaudler

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Title:
Adjunct Professor of Interior Architecture
Office:
By appointment only
Email:
[email protected]

Bio

Diane Taitt is a passionate designer and teacher. Embracing life and the “concepts of Earth Centered Design”, she is a certified yoga teacher and beach expert, with the benefits of over 15 years of hands on interior architecture and design experience, as well as a fresh out of the box approach to managing and growing the interior design studio. Diane adopts a “wholistic” approach to management in the design industry: Integrating an understanding of the business and management processes, strategic marketing, and corporate goals with the creative processes.

Diane was a partner, and the interior studio team leader, at her previous firm for six years. Under her leadership, the interior architecture studio successfully built a portfolio of loyal repeat clients, including the YMCA, JE Robert Companies, Lockheed Martin and the Chevy Chase Land Company. Diane embraces a culture of mentoring and teaching. She has served as an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute, The Art Institute of Washington and Marymount University.

Quote - “Environments are the ultimate brand delivery vehicles, providing immersive sensory journeys to an audience. I embrace the theory in my work that the form and language of a space is an extension of the personality of the brand. Truly meaningful spatial experiences are created and successfully accomplished when strategic branding and organizational culture are thoroughly explored. Strategic branding remains a powerful marketing tool that clearly affects the bottom line. I demonstrate my success at this strategic branding through my work with the YMCA. I am constantly, challenging the paradigms and pressing for a more sustainable design culture. I believe that it is my social responsibility as a practicing professional to infuse my work with the principles of sustainable design.”

 


Current Outside Position

As the managing principal of De Space Designs, Professor Taitt has had the privilege to work with fantastic organizations like the YMCA of metropolitan DC, the meditation museum, yoga centers and other community based organizations. She spends time embracing life and researching the “concepts of Earth Centered Design” a nature based approach to design with a focus on the benefits of our relationships with the nature and the earth.

 


Distinctions

Professor Taitt has received over fourteen design excellence awards from:

  • AIA
  • ASID
  • The Builders magazine

She was recently honored with the humanitarian 2017 Award from ASID DC, for significant contributions to our society.

 


Publications

Her numerous project and article publications include:

  • Contract Magazine
  • Chesapeake Home Magazine
  • Perspectives Magazine
  • Architecture Week
  • The Washington Business Journal
  • Interiors and Sources
  • Island magazine
  • MACO magazine

 


Education

Bachelors of Architecture (Magna Cum Laude), Pratt Institute
MBA (Sumna Cum Laude), Baruch College

 


Professional Organizations

  • Chair of the Govt and Public Affairs Committee, ASID