About Dillon Diers, ASLA
As a Partner in OJB’s San Diego office, Dillon Diers is passionate about creating expressive landscapes and timeless gardens that illustrate his finely tuned sense of innovative design. Throughout his 14 years at OJB, he has collaborated with 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. Studying the intersection of the natural and social context of a place to inform the public realm is central to Dillon’s process. 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 played 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. He has re-imagined the modern workplace experience through The Campus at Playa Vista in West Los Angeles, a model for connecting innovative creative workplaces with nature and the surrounding community by fostering work, life, and play.
His balance of design acumen with background and foreground structure is one reason why he is a preferred leader on signature projects with Thom Mayne (Orange County Museum of Art); Frank Gehry (The Grand); and Kelly Wearstler (Westfield Century City) among others. He also is a thoughtful writer and speaker, including contributions to Urban Land Institute and ASLA.