Amy is an architectural design-builder, artist, and wordsmith living-working-advocating in the city of Detroit. In 2012, she formed Building Hugger to fill what she saw as a void in accessible renovation design and development services focused on marginalized vernacular structures.
She has taught adaptive architectural design at the University of Detroit Mercy, and currently lectures on the history and theory of 20th century architecture at Lawrence Technological University.
She studied Architecture at Kent State, holds a BS in Interior Architecture from Lawrence Tech, and completed a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in NYC.
She boasts 7 years of experience in architectural practice and has worked previously in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.
Building Hugger L3C, Detroit, MI, US, Principal
Perkins+Will, New York / Chicago / San Francisco, Designer II & Sustainability Leader
Columbia University, Masters, Historic Preservation
Lawrence Technological University, Bachelors, Interior Architecture
Kent State University, Architecture
Dorothy Miner Thesis Research Travel Award, Scholarship
APT Victoria 2011 Student Scholarship Award, Scholarship