Amélie-Phaine Keller

Amélie-Phaine Keller

San Francisco, CA, US



Amélie-Phaine Keller, Assoc. AIA, is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design school of architecture where she received her BFA and M.Arch degrees. After moving to the Bay Area in early 2012, she has continued to grow her involvement in professional, educational, and nonprofit endeavors. Elected as the 2013 chair of Bay Area Young Architects, and associate designate on the AIASF Board of Directors, she is driven to connect architectural designers in varied career stages and with diverse perspectives. It is through these relationships that the strongest future for each professional and the field of architecture will be found. She is also an active member of the AIASF mentorship program.

Passionate about promoting fluid communication in all areas of life and design, Amélie is as comfortable leading as following, taking on whatever role is necessary to achieve set goals. Previously, she led Revit standard and template creation efforts at a local San Francisco firm. Her participation in client relations as well as project design and documentation have well-equipped her for continued collaboration in both traditional and interdisciplinary studio environments.


Kwan Henmi Architecture Planning, San Francisco, Designer

Jun 2014 - current

AIASF, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate Director

.: Growing relationships with architects, designers, engineers, and policy-makers.
.: Ongoing promotion of the profession through collaboration with board members
.: Nomination for the position due to professionalism and leadership abilities

Nov 2012 - Jan 2015

Weisbach architecture | design, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

.: Hospitality, commercial, & residential projects: conceptual presentation through construction documents and CA.
.: Structural & ornamental detailing
.: Material & fixture selection, specification, and vendor communication.
.: Submittal review, markup, & response
.: Regular design ideation with principal and job captain, as well as independent design.
Independent design work includes:
. Upscale restaurant custom 14 seat VIP table, open kitchen hood vent & pizza oven.
. Restaurant concept and space planning
. Sweet shop custom modular display case wall.
. Custom furniture detailing & coordination

Mar 2013 - May 2014

Bay Area Young Architects, AEP AIA SF, San Francisco, CA, US, Chair

Nov 2012 - Dec 2013

BFHL Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern Architect I

.: Complete responsibility for assembly of drawing sets and their contents
.: Submittal to OSHPD as well as city governments
.: User group meetings & as-built documentation
.: Radiation shielding detail design + creation
.: Space Planning
.: Communicative rendering + presentation creation
.: Knowledge of the inner workings of small firm finance + maintenance
.: Revit standards presentation, consultation, proposal, and solutions
.: Creation of custom parametric families

Feb 2012 - Oct 2012

KinValley, llc, BBF Wholesale + Mercantile, Various, Freelance Designer

.:.BBF Wholesale + Mercantile .:.
Periodic window display design + construction methods for an artisan food startup with retail storefront in Haight-Ashbury and North Beach. Increasing budget with success of display to increase customer flow
.:.KinValley, Llc .:.
Interior design + construction methods for redesign of an office on Savannah, Georgia's historic Broughton Street. Clients' expressed needs and restrictions were met with scaled drawings, illustrations, budgeted spec sheets, and vendor contacts

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Three Cheers Farm, Shepherdess, farmworker, house-raising designer, busker

Worked as a general farmhand and shepherdess on an organic farm in Pennsylvania. While becoming involved with the local life and getting to know other farmers, the issue of one couple needing a new home came up. With help from various family members, neighbors, and friends, we threw a house-raising party over the course of a few weekends. As the only architect or designer in the group, I determined the floor plans, and design relationships that were executed, and then joined the team in framing and erecting the house.
Skills gained:
.Permaculture design basics
.On-the-spot design resolution carried out immediately by house-raising crew
.Strengthened work ethic and output potential

Aug 2009 - Oct 2009

Just Me! Music, Owner and Proprietor

Skills gained:
Knowledge of inner workings of small business management, including:
+ Financial command of all expenses for business, and loans for rent of retail space
+ Efficient management of employees: hiring, firing, scheduling, wages
+ Management of product stock and CD/book-making supplies
+ Arrangement and coordination of additional sales via trade shows

Nov 2003 - Aug 2006


Savannah College of Art and Design, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Savannah College of Art and Design, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2009


Dean's list, Award

From 2006-2011, for various quarters, I was on SCAD's Dean's list for excellence in course work.


Fashion + Architecture Award, Award

Fashion + Architecture project was chosen for a six-month display in the SCAD Fashion building's lobby.


Combined Honors Scholarship, Award

$15,000 Art Portfolio, piano performance, and academic combined honors scholarship awarded by SCAD.


Thesis excellence award, Nomination

Several students' Master of Architecture theses are nominated for SCAD's thesis excellence award and I was honored to be among them.


Areas of Specialization