Amy Elaine Shell

Amy Elaine Shell

New York, NY, US



Amy Elaine Shell presently lives and works in New York City as an Associate of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.  She holds a Master of Science in Urban Design and Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. As a graduate student, she received the William Kinne Fellows Prize and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize.  Her field experience began at TAP Architecture in Oklahoma City, where she was part of the team as an intern architect for two years.  While pursuing her graduate studies in New York, she worked as a research assistant and graphic designer for the Legacy Cities Partnership, an organization founded by the American Assembly.

With a focus on multi-scalar analysis and place-based research and design, Amy’s work in urban design and architecture centers on both critical and imaginative experimentation in regards to social equity, public infrastructure, sustainable systems of energy amid complex environments, and the radical possibilities of redefining the public realm and physical form of the the 21st century urban landscape.


Pliskin Architecture, New York, Designer

Oct 2015 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Associate in Architecture

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Legacy Cities Partnership, New York, NY, US, Graphic Designer and Researcher

Nov 2014 - May 2015

TAP Architecture, Oklahoma City, OK, US, Intern Architect

Jun 2012 - May 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Design

Jun 2014 - May 2015

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2014


Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, 1st Place

Awarded for the best design proposal from the spring semester.


William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Grant

Awarded for grant proposal: Icelandic Steamscapes.


Outstanding Achievement in Architecture, 1st Place

Awarded to the top graduating architecture student from the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.


University of Oklahoma Outstanding Senior for College of Architecture, 1st Place

Awarded to the top graduating student chosen from the divisions within the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.


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