Dianne Shapiro

Architectural Consultant
“Architecture is a series of steps or movements within the larger context of a dance.”


Dianne believes that architecture is a series of steps or movements within the larger context of a dance. It is an individual journey encompassing time, proportion of space, energy, light and love. She feels the architectural process is a combination of creating, listening, responding, and coordinating with others, all while building upon the smaller parts to make the whole. She feels that when the end-user functions to their fullest potential in the new environment, the next movement begins.


Dianne’s body of work has been in the areas of space planning and tenant improvement for major banks, gaming companies, advertising agencies, civic facilities, multi-unit housing, and community centers. She joined Abramson Architects in 2016, where she is currently working on various creative office and religious educational projects.


  • BA Architecture – Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)


  • European Study and Travel Program through SCI-Arc, Vico Morcote in Cordoba Spain
  • Exchange Program at Staadleshule  Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt, Germany


In her spare time, Dianne loves to dance around the house with her husband and children. She also enjoys watching mysteries and reading under a large shade tree.


Dianne currently collaborates with us on a consultant basis, as needed.