Amanda is a LEED accredited designer with a specialization in Building Design and Construction and in addition to practice, is an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches architecture studios. Her passion for natural systems and contextual mapping as critical components of design comprises the foundation for her current curriculum.
With an M. ARCH from the University of Texas at Austin and a B. ARCH from the University of Virginia, she began her design career as a member of the Rising Currents exhibition team with Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis in New York City and with Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio. With design research interests rooted in the confluence of natural systems and the built environment, she then spent four years with SWA in Dallas engaged in urban design, landscape architecture and planning. While at SWA, Amanda was awarded a research fellowship in which she titled Wildlife Infrastructure that also became the subject of two of her speaking engagements at the 2015 ULI Spring Sustainable Development Council Meeting and the 2015 International Urban Wildlife Conference. Wildlife Infrastructure received a 2015 Texas ASLA Merit Award for Research.
Apart from design, Amanda spends time with her husband and dog, writing, faith-based studying and serving, and working out