Dean, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
The University of Auckland
Diane Brand trained in New Zealand and the US as an architect and urban designer and worked professionally for large international interdisciplinary practices before becoming an academic in 1994. As a teacher she has worked at the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, landscape architecture urban design and planning introducing New Zealand’s first masters programme in urban design at the University of Auckland. Since 2008 in her role in academic governance she has emphasised the linkages between disciplines and she has overseen curriculum restructurings at Victoria University School of Architecture and Design and now as Dean of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland. Diane has for many years been involved in urban design panels in Adelaide, Auckland and Christchurch and she publishes extensively in international journals of planning and urban design.