Amanda approaches design through deep exploration of client culture. During the programming phase of the projects she leads, she emphasizes discovery, which enables her to develop environments that are extensions of brand personalities. In subsequent stages, she serves as the primary point of contact for clients, and she collaborates closely with consultants and construction partners, ensuring that the design visions are fully realized.
The types of commissions Amanda oversees vary widely: Her portfolio includes corporate interiors, lobbies and common areas, industrial maker spaces, higher education, and new mixed-use facilities. But the projects all share an emphasis on technology: She applies the latest advances to create efficiencies in delivery methods.
When Amanda interned at SGA in 2012, the firm’s leaders noted her creativity, enthusiasm, and congenial personality, and eagerly hired her on a full-time basis in 2013. Today, she strives to help others find rewarding positions in the design industry. She launched these efforts when serving on the board of directors for the IIDA NE as the vice president of student affairs. In the nine years in which she has been a member of the organization, she has guided many students and recent graduates in carving out promising career paths.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in interior design from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Outside of the office, she enjoys visiting craft breweries with her two dogs: a Havanese named Pedey and an Australian German Shepherd named Winnie. On these excursions, she experiments with different beer styles and takes in the atmosphere, but she can’t turn off her professional perspective. She analyzes the environment and can’t help but think about the style and scheme of the brewery she might design for herself someday.