Diana Banh

CPSM, Director of Marketing and Communications

With my cross-cultural awareness and interest in enriching our community through design of the built environment, I returned to ELS in 2012. I enjoy conveying the stories of our creative team’s work in designing successful places that ignite the senses and serve as catalysts for the revitalization of their surrounding neighborhoods.

Fell in love with the town of Takayama in the Japanese Alps before knowing that it would be in one of my favorite movies, Kimi No Na Wa that was released in the US a year later

Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Master in Design Strategy. University of California, San Diego, B.A.

started at els


cities you’ve lived in

San Francisco, San Diego, and Hong Kong

favorite architecture

Historic buildings turned into food halls such as the Ferry Building, Anaheim Packing House, Chelsea Market, or Borough Market

physical activity

Swing dancing in the park, pilates, and restorative yoga


Nature’s glow — from witnessing the Northern Lights in Alaska to bioluminescence kayaking in Tomales Bay

spare time

Find her with her camera chasing blooming sakura in Japan, lavender fields in Provence, golden aspens in Yosemite, or fall colors in Quebec

best vacation

Tulip fields of Holland and alps of Switzerland

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