Dillon Diers

Dillon Diers, ASLA

Managing Principal | San Diego / ddiers@ojb.com

As a Managing Principal in OJB’s Solana Beach office, Dillon is passionate about creating expressive landscapes and timeless gardens that illustrate his finely tuned sense of innovative design.  During his 11 years at OJB, he has collaborated with many accomplished and highly regarded architects and developers on a wide range of creative workplace, mixed-use, retail and urban design projects throughout the U.S. and Mexico.  Committed to nurturing the professional development of his team members, Dillon encourages contribution and authorship from all collaborators.

Dillon’s love of the outdoors significantly influenced his career and his desire to create landscapes that provide people intimate encounters with nature.  He studies the intersection of the natural and social context of a place to inform the public realm.  Underpinning all of his design work is his cohesive approach to planting design and deep respect for sense-of-place and ethic of environmental responsibility.

Dillon’s client-centered, collaborative approach is evident in the success of his projects. He had an integral role in the design and completion of the Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California, a progressive model for exquisite sustainable design in the Sonoran Desert.  He also led the development of Burbank Studios Fairway Building in Los Angeles, converting an unsightly loading dock to a series of beautifully appointed and programmed amenity terraces featuring vertical vines that provide visitors unexpected respite within the context of an industrial complex. Dillon’s investment in preservation and sustainable design is evident in Arboleda, a 32-acre mixed-use development in Monterrey, Mexico, where 592 mature specimen trees were preserved and transplanted at the site.  He  has reimagined the modern workplace experience through The Campus at Playa, The Collective and The Brickyard; encircling the 9-acre Playa Vista Central Park.  Located in West Los Angeles, Playa Vista is a model for connecting innovative creative workplaces with nature and the surrounding community by fostering work, life, and play. 

Notable projects currently under Dillon’s leadership include the Pathline Park in Sunnyvale, CA; Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, CA; and Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose, CA, and the Annenberg Pet Space educational and pet adoption center.

Dillon’s projects have received numerous national and regional Honor Awards from ASLA, AIA, and ULI. Dillon received a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.