Honoring the Work of Women

Each year, March is designated as Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to recognize and honor women’s important contributions throughout American history. Purple is the internationally adopted color chosen to symbolize International Women’s Day as well as commemorate the month itself. 

At Brenner Design, we’re proud to celebrate alongside generations of great women this month! Our business not only shares the purple color of Women’s History Month, but also highlights women-led achievements with our own female founder! We’re celebrating the story and contributions of Diana M. H. Brenner, FAIA  during this month and recognizing her accomplishments over the past 29 years in business. 
Diana Brenner

Career Accomplishments 

Diana’s deep belief that spaces influence and inspire us has informed her design strategy since the very beginning. Her eye for beauty and function has earned her the title of “first female architect” in several of her projects and accomplishments, including: 

  • First woman architect to design a building on the Purdue University campus (Mann Hall). 
  • First woman architect to design a building on the Ball State University campus (Ron and Joan Venderly Football Complex). 
  • First woman architect to design a sports facility on the Indiana University campus (Terry Tallen Football Complex). 
  • First woman (and first person) to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects from The Ohio State University (BS.Architecture Class of 1979) and Ball State University (B.Architecture 1992). 

In addition to designing and creating beautiful and livable spaces, her portfolio also includes: 

  • 1000+ Design Projects
  • 250+ Customers
  • 41+ Design Awards
  • 30+ Speaking Engagements
  • 25+ Articles featured
  • 15+ Professional Achievement/Recognition Awards
  • 20+ Articles authored
  • 3 Board assignments
  • 2 Commissions served
  • 1 App Created
  • 1 Book Published
  • 1 AIA Professional Handbook Article Published
  • 1 Video Feature Appearance

We honor the continuing accomplishments and success of women in the architecture space and around the world. Hire a woman-owned design firm for your next project!

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