Pub. 4 2023-2024 Issue 1

Member Spotlight: Diane Kayembe, AIA Associate, Senior Designer, LLOYD Architects, AIA Utah Honors & Awards Member

Time is valuable; why AIA?

AIA has a known presence that provides resources, community and insight within the profession of architecture. As an emerging professional, I look for opportunities to not only grow my skills but to diversify the profession and empower people to use architecture as a community tool. I’ve found this in joining the AIA Utah Honors & Awards committee, where I was overwhelmed with support to spearhead the Student Design Awards. I believe AIA makes great efforts to advocate for architects and has created an environment where I can help to support emerging professionals.

Favorite Utah space:

I think it would be criminal to choose just one favorite Utah space. I’ve lived in Utah for 10 years now, and nothing can compare to the striking cookies-and-cream mountain ranges in the winter, the turning of the leaves in the fall or the varying orange and red striations in the bluffs in the south.

Favorite drink:

A Caballo Blanco is fantastic!
1.5 oz. El Tesoro Tequila
0.5 oz. Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1 oz. pineapple juice
0.5 oz. lime juice
0.75 oz. ginger juice
2 dashes of Angostura bitters


“Ain’t got to get ready if you stay ready.”