In this episode I welcome Diana Darling to the podcast. Entrepreneur, publisher, co-founder, founder, idea generator, president, influencer, event developer, and more can be used to describe Diana professionally. Like many of our guests, her path is interesting. From Texas to London to New York, and points between, Diana has a unique path. You'll hear about it in the podcast.
I met Diana through one of the first Facades + events, one of her education and networking venues. I have enjoyed getting to know her over the years. Diana, with her husband and business partner, William "Bill" Menking (1947-2020,) founded the AN Media Group and The Architect's Newspaper. There are other businesses within the AN Media umbrella including CE Strong, AN Interior and TECH +.
Diana says on her LinkedIn profile, "The best part of being a business owner is networking with other AEC business owners." She and AN are providing critical thinking in architecture, buildings, and planning, art, urban design, and more, along with bringing together "communities" through the publishing and the event venues. Diana's energy is a big draw and her influence is measurable. As typically is the case, we discuss quite a few things and romp through various topics. There's substantive resources below in the links to her companies and venues.
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Architect newspaper: https://www.archpaper.com/
AN Interior: https://aninteriormag.com/
TECH + :https://techplus.co/
Facades +: https://facadesplus.com/
John L Wheaton, PE, CEO, Wheaton & Sprague Engineering, Inc., & Affiliates
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