While studying for her degree in architecture at Cornell University, Arminda Diaz completed the prestigious Edlitz Fellowship in Florence, Italy and spent one summer studying architecture in Japan. These experiences shaped the international aesthetic she brings to her professional projects. Arminda worked at various firms, including Fredrick Fisher & Partners (senior designer on a 3000 SF single family residence), and Aleks Istanbullu / John Kaliski (senior designer on a 3000 SF addition / renovation of a single family residence). At Clive Wilkinson Architects, she was involved in the adaptive reuse of the industrial building which today houses TBWA / Chiat-Day. In 2001, Arminda established d3architecture, specializing in single family dwellings with an active pursuit of green design. Arminda continues to bring her unbridled passion for design solutions and expertise to her firm as well as to the architecture courses she recently taught at the University of Southern California.