Diane Hoskins (2013)

Diane Hoskins '79 at the 2013 HBCU Forum.


Diane Hoskins, FAIA, NCARB, is Chair of the Gensler Board of Directors and one of two Gensler Co-CEOs, whose collaborative leadership model sets itself apart in the marketplace as a leading global design firm. For her innovative leadership, she and Co-CEO Andy Cohen rank on Business Insider’s elite “Creators” list, a "who’s who" of the world’s 100 top creative visionaries. A hands-on leader, Diane oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, including 5,000+ people networked across 44 offices, serving clients in 120+ countries. Diane is focused on Gensler’s global talent strategies, performance and organizational development to ensure that they serve their clients with the world’s top talent. In her role as Co-CEO, Diane is one of the key contributors to what is acknowledged by its peers to be the most admired and largest architecture firm in the world, pioneering project types and design innovation strategies for the next century.

A Registered Architect, Diane graduated in 1979 from MIT's School of Architecture and holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. She received an Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women and is both a Regent of the American Architectural Foundation and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Her insights have appeared in the Financial TimesHarvard Business ReviewThe Washington Post and The Economist; and she was a featured speaker at Bloomberg Businessweek’s CEO Conference.

MIT Club of Washington DC

Timeline: 2010s
School: School of Architecture and Planning
Department: Architecture
Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)MIT Gospel Choir
Career: Arts & Humanities
Object: Video
Collection: HBCUs, Interphase, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Women