Amy’s motivation as an architect is to shape social experience and identity through inspiring and sustainable spaces.
Since joining us in 2013 as a Part 1, Amy has developed a broad portfolio of work across the Education sector. With a specialist interest in Universities and spaces that shape social experience, she now leads the development of complex briefs ranging from local social value projects to landmark buildings.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
A film set designer. I’d love to create amazing sets that are immersive, emotive, and bring fiction to life.
What advice would you give your 20 year old self?
Stop over-thinking and have faith. Being a creative person is a talent, not a hinderance.
Best networking event you’ve been to?
Vectos hosted an incredible surfing day at The Wave, Bristol. The beginner’s session was full of laughs and some impressive wipe-outs. It was a great way to break the ice.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
Bristol Business School. This project was innovative and the client was willing to push the boundaries of traditional learning spaces. This gave me the passion to create inspiring spaces for young adults who are finding their feet and independence.
Where do you see your career taking you?
I’d love to get more involved in designing and analysing spaces that have been affected by the global pandemic. Social uncertainty versus the desire to be more social has created new challenges for designers. Ask yourself, how comfortable are you to sit in a 300 person lecture theatre post-pandemic?
- WICE 2021 – Best Young Woman in Architecture, Finalist
- Education Estates 2018 – Best Student Experience – Bristol Business School