Di trained at Newham College and Darwin College, Cambridge University. She joined Allies and Morrison in 1996 and became a Director of the practice in 2006.
Since joining Allies and Morrison, Di has been responsible for the delivery of many heritage and cultural projects at the practice. She acted as Project Director for the refurbishment of the Grade I listed Royal Festival Hall and wrote the Conversion Plan for the project.
Di has a wide experience in the design and delivery of higher education projects and has been involved in a number of projects for Cambridge University, including the Masterplan for the Arts and Humanities Campus, Sidgwick Site. Currently, Di is involved in a masterplan for the Old Press/Mill Lane site for Cambridge University and a new building for Oriel College, Oxford University.
Outside the practice Di is a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and their Director of Studies in Architectural Research. She lectures widely and sits on numerous awards and advisory panels.
Di recently co-edited ‘The Fabric of Place’ with Bob Allies, published in 2014.