DIAD - Darley Interior Architectural Design - specialise in creating exclusive interior design solutions for projects with a focus on hotel, resort, airport, spa, corporate offices and luxury residence design. With a portfolio that extends from
Africa to the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands
and Europe, DIAD's international design language
delivers unique, inspired solutions tailor-made to each
DIAD's refined approach incorporates a unique
understanding of the Client, an awareness of
location, budget and programmatic constraints,
defining the projects individual identity and
enabling it to be delivered on time and within
budget. Our understanding of Client expectations
and operational requirements supported by
comprehensive design documentation ensures
effective implementation of DIAD's creative vision.
DIAD threads these qualities through each and every
distinctive project design, pushing and redefining
boundaries, realising our Client's imaginations.
A vibrant assembly of talented, dynamic designers,
DIAD has extensive global experience having been
commissioned by recognized international operators
and developers. Our designs for the international
hotel and luxury residential market provide our Clients
with a signature, exceptional edge and sought-after
DIAD is a proud member of the Green Building
Council of South Africa and the South African Institute
of the Interior Design Professions (IID).
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DIAD Architects Profile
DIAD offers timeless elegance to
Founder & Chief Executive
South African born Shiree Darley attended Technikon
Witwatersrand studying Interior Design. Prior to
graduating in 1989 she joined one of South Africa's
leading architectural firms, Stauch Vorster Architects -
gaining experience in Retail Design with projects such
as the prestigious Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg.
In 1991 an opportunity with Northpoint Architects
addressed her yearn for Leisure and Hospitality
Design. Here Shiree was closely involved with the
design and implementation of the refurbishment of
the Wild Coast Sun Hotel and Casino for the Client,
This was a catalyst to her joining the world renowned
Interior Design firm, Wilson Associates, for whom she
headed up the South African Office for 16 years.
Building up a team with design commissions including
Sun International properties - Sun City Resorts, Zimbali
Forest Lodge, Sugar Beach Resort and Royal Livingstone Hotel. Her client base extended to other 5
Star African and Mauritian Resorts - Le Telfair Resort,
Tsogo Sun's Intercontinental Palazzo Hotel and Oliver
Tambo Airport Intercontinental Hotel.
Expanding the South African office's horizons into the
UAE market, Shiree's team were assigned to design
leading international resorts including the Royal
Mirage Hotel, Dubai and the Shangri La Hotel, Abu
Dhabi. She also successfully secured the award for
the luxurious redesign of the Blue Train, one of South
Africa's tourism icons.
As Founder and CEO of Darley Interior Architectural
Design DIAD since 2009, Shiree continues to provide
her uncompromising level of high quality interior
design standards, innovative international
experience and proven ability alongside her
excellent rapport and longstanding relationships with
Clients and Industry Professionals.