Diane Kase

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Precision is the word that comes to mind when you meet Diane, appropriate for someone who works in the meticulous field of laboratory planning and design. “I’ve often thought I’d make a great barista, but I’m too meticulous,” she jokes. “It would take me twice as long to make each drink as I carefully measured each ingredient.” In fact, Diane seems so well suited for her career, it’s surprising to learn that she took a wayward path to get there. After high school, she worked retail in Beverly Hills, and toyed with degrees in business and psychology before discovering interior design. Now, “Each day exposes me to projects and situations that push me outside my comfort zone,” says the unflappable Diane. “Working with talented and cohesive teams makes tackling complex design issues fun.”