Diana Balmori, American landscape designer, Died at 84


Diana Balmori was born in 1932, in Gijón, Spain, and died on November 14, 2016.

She was a landscape and urban designer.

Diana was the founder of the landscape design firm, Balmori Associates.

She spent most of her childhood in Spain and England before her family settled in Argentina.

Diana Balmori mother Dorothy Ling (born in England) was a musician and musicologist, and her father Clemente Hernando Balmori (born in Spain) was a linguistic experts.

At a very young age Balmori learned to sing, dance, play piano, and her parents encouraged her to explore a wide range of mediums.

Diana Balmori graduated from high school at the age of 16 and studied at the Architecture School at the National University of Tucumán in Argentina in the undergraduate program, and then emigrated to the United States.

She continued her education at the University of California at Los Angeles, earning her Ph.D in Urban History.

Following her graduation, Diana entered the world of academia, accepting a teaching position at the State University of New York and holding undergraduate seminars in Landscape History at Yale School of Architecture.

She continued her own education, studying landscape architecture at Radcliffe College, until she was made partner at Cesar Pelli Associates, where she also founded their in-house Landscape Architecture department.

Diana Balmori passed away at 84 years old.