Living: Our Tribe: Diana Becker
July 2nd, 2009
Diana Becker and her partner Stella the greyhound live in the Terminus.
Diana was formerly an Interior Designer. Her first job was actually with George Lee at Design 21, 21 Water Street in Gastown, just across the street from Terminus where Koolhaus now resides. She still maintains a design firm and occasionally works for her son Adam Becker.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I was a partner in Revamp Properties. My then husband was a developer in Gastown in the early 70′s. Helmut Becker was also a sculptor and created the masks on the exterior of Le Magasin. We even had a cute three wheeler BMW parked out the front of Le Magasin until the guys from Gold’s Gym picked it up and took it over the Cambie Street bridge!!
I was the founder of Dubrulle French Culinary School, now Art Institute in Pacific Centre. As a Culinary Professional I was involved in all aspects of the food industry for over 20 years.
Q. What are some of your pastimes?
A. I really love to travel with focus on art and food. Especially in France and India.
Q. Why did you decide to purchase a home at Terminus
A. I bought in Terminus because of an appreciation for the architecture. I have been involved with Heritage Vancouver for many years. The transformation of this part of the city is long overdue but I feel that it’s time has finally arrived.
Q. What do you like about your neighbourhood?
A. I hope to have a glass of wine at every Gastown establishment over the summer and rate the restaurants and the wines!!! Also to visit every art gallery.
Q. What is something you like about living in Terminus?
A. I like the air conditioning in my suite. It is so cool and really makes a difference. The switch from uptown to downtown is very rewarding and I look forward to my courses in Urban Affairs at the new SFU campus.