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Amy Leedham

Amy Leedham

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

I am a designer and sustainability specialist with EHDD where I work on a diverse range of project types and scales in a variety of climates. I am actively involved in developing the firm’s “Sustainability Roadmap” which includes benchmarking, energy modeling and the annual 2030 commitment reporting. I believe there needs to be a stronger connection between architectural education and work environments for the benefit of both sides and draw on my teaching experience for creative solutions to practical problems at the office. My design sensibility is inherently connected with my technical knowledge about building science and I values the contribution of empirical data to design decisions. My experience as both a designer and a sustainability specialist on multidisciplinary teams has reinforced my belief in the power of integrated collaborative design and I strive in fostering meaningful communication between the technical and creative members of a design team.

Elsewhere:

Amy's General Blog on Archinect:

Sustainability Monster : Technical advice, case studies and additional resources for low-energy design

A discussion on everything to do with sustainable design. From renewable energy to implementing integrated design in professional practice. Case studies, article reviews and green building certification methods and additional resources will all be included.

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Employment 

EHDD, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer / Sustainability Specialist

As a member of the urban design and planning studio I have participated in projects such as a 300 acre campus master plan in India, the visioning for two mixed use master plans in India centered around the development of a world-class aquarium, a 24 acre mixed use master plan in Mumbai, and the design competition for a collegiate art museum. I am also providing energy modeling and climate analysis support throughout the office.

Oct 2011 - current
 

TP Bennett, London, GB, Design Consultant

Contract design consultant providing support for corporate, residential and hospitality projects. Also provided environmental design consultation.

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Assistant

Responsible for LEED-New Development Pilot Programme documentation and submission. Particiapted in Design Development stage of a performing arts facility for a university. Provided architectural support in the form of models, presentation materials, construction details, and renderings.

May 2007 - Aug 2008
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), London, GB, Junior Architect

Participated in the schematic design phase of a major commercial park project in the middle east. Provided architectural support in the form of models, sketches, drawings and presentation materials. Responsible for the council approval document, models and presentation materials for the schematic design phase of a luxury housing project in London.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, MArch, Sustainable Environmental Design

Focus on building performance, passive strategies, healthcare design and advanced natural ventilation. Training in analytic and simulation software such as Eco-tect, Radiance, Envi-met and EDSL-TAS. Distinction Honors.

Oct 2009 - Mar 2011
 

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Core design and technology coursework with practical work experience supplement
Study abroad - SACI Florence, Italy 2006. Cum Laude Honors.

Oct 2002 - May 2007
 

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