Master of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University
Joined studioWTA in 2013
Amy’s passion for architecture lies in the possibilities reached through conceptual design down to the technical details that make the creative vision a reality. She has long been drawn to the palimpsest found in the built environment and believes attentive architectural integration within existing structures can create a sustainable, unique sense of place.
At studioWTA, Amy is energized by the exploratory creative process, custom detailing, and strong regard for experiential qualities thru architecture embodied in the firm’s work. She enjoys working in a synergetic environment “buzzing” with clients, artists, contractors, historians, engineers, and fabricators collaborating to realize project goals. Amy is a key player in the firm’s integrating of building information modeling technology (BIM) into the studio’s progressive approach to building design for several historic, adaptive reuse projects and a new commercial space build-out.
After three years as an art major, Amy ‘journeyed’ to the piney hills of North Louisiana to receive her Masters degree in Architecture from Louisiana Tech University in 2008. Her thesis focused on the redevelopment of the Texas Avenue Corridor in downtown Shreveport, a historic yet blighted part of town which served as a crossroads for Delta Blues & Texas Country in the early 20th century. Amy was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi for leadership and service at Louisiana Tech. She served as the Associate Director of AIA New Orleans in 2013 and remains highly involved with a number of community and professional organizations.
A New Orleans native and current resident of the Lower Garden District, Amy continues to be inspired by the rich vernacular culture, historical character, and revitalization of the city’s architectural gems. In her downtime, Amy can often be spotted at Coliseum Square with her dog, trying out a new local eatery, or experimenting with different cuisines in her humble kitchen. (She also makes a scrumptious doberge cake.)
Photo by Zack Smith Photography