Dikla’s interest in buildings began as a child playing with Legos with her father. Growing up in Israel and South Africa, she developed an appreciation for the vernacular architecture that relied on local materials and cultivated a respect for construction that embraced Indigenous culture and adapted to the demands of the climate.
Today, those same values inform her designs and guide her creative vision. With an enthusiasm for designing spaces that enhance interactions and promote well-being, Dikla relishes problem solving whether on the macro level of a masterplan or resolving a complex connection detail. With the ability to create truly collaborative teams, Dikla has experience that ranges from civic buildings and high-end residences to affordable housing and historic renovation. She has recently been a leader in the concept and design of Allston LabWorks, a three-building office, lab and residential complex in Boston.
When she’s not designing buildings, she’s outside with her family – kayaking, hiking and biking. An avid traveler, Dikla prefers the path less taken because that’s where she finds the most interesting food.