Diana has worked in a variety of projects along the East Coast since she started her career in FL, then moved to NC, DC prior relocating to Atlanta, GA. She actively holds her architectural license in NC and GA.
After working as an intern in firms that specialized in residential and hospitality projects; she gradually evolved in her design skills to become Design Manager for Omni Architecture and then for Narmour Wright & Associates, both firms located in Charlotte, NC. She then lead her own architectural staff for over 10 years, designing over 200 projects, which allowed her to be heavily involved in all stages of projects from contract negotiation and marketing to construction administration. Once relocated to the DC area, she worked as a senior project architect at a small architectural firm in DC called Trout Design Studio. During that time, Diana worked in multiple residential historic buildings including the PUD approval for the old Italian Embassy. Then at Streetsense, Diana lead the Architecture Studio in charge of base buildings; a team of architects working in multiple mixed use projects with retail storefronts and residential or offices above. She also managed the design for several strip malls, worked in the design of master planning projects and designed restaurant prototypes and even a small chocolate and wine shop.
As a multi-faceted designer, Diana has over 24 years of experience in interior design and architecture, building and code analysis, engineering coordination, marketing, construction documentation and administration. She has been responsible for coordinating both design and technical drawings, managing projects and consultants. Her main focus has been on planning and designing base building architecture for both residential and commercial uses. Her main strengths are her design skills and team coordination skills. She also possesses strong graphic presentation skills and is an advocate of BIM documentation.
Since 2015, she reopened her own architectural practice and it is now focused on offering architecture services tailored to each client’s needs.
Intern Architect at Pascual, Perez and Killjdjian Architects
1993 – 1997 Miami, FL
Intern Architect at Mouriz Salazar Architects
1997 – 1998 Miami, FL
Design Manager – Intern Architect at Omni Architecture
1998 – 2000 Charlotte, NC
Design Manager – Intern Architect at Narmour Wright Architects
2000 – 2003 Charlotte, NC
Senior Architect – Principal at DRchitect, PLLC
2003 – 2010 Charlotte, NC
Senior Architect at Trout Design Studio
2010 – 2012 Washington, DC
Architecture Studio Head at Streetsense
2012 – 2016 Bethesda, MD
Senior Architect – Principal at Diana Bolivar Architect
2016 – Present Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Architecture degree Accreditation at University of North Carolina
2004 – 2006 Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Architecture at University of Los Andes
1987 – 1993 Bogota, Colombia
Exchange program in Urban Planning and Housing at Heriot Watt University