Amanda recently joined Rowell Brokaw as a designer. She brings to the firm a strong background in graphic design, illustration, and rendering techniques. Amanda’s expertise in hand and digital graphic communication helps Rowell Brokaw Architects effectively express their designs to clients and the general public.
Amanda earned her B.S. in Architectural Engineering with a structural emphasis at the University of Wyoming in 2011. Before graduating, she successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam; the first of the engineering licensing exams to earn the title of Engineer-In-Training (EIT). Amanda worked for the University of Wyoming Facilities Planning Office and was recognized with an award of merit by the University’s Board of Trustees’ for having contributed to the successful completion of an unprecedented number of major capital construction projects. She earned her M. Arch Degree from the University of Oregon in 2015. Her studies focused on sustainable practices at all scales, including urban design, building design, and construction details.
During the latter part of her studies at the UO, Amanda worked for the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory under the direction of G.Z. Brown, FAIA, as a graduate research fellow. At ESBL, she contributed to the passive energy design consultation for new buildings, participated in building energy use research, and played a major role in developing a design tool to aid designers in the integration of structural and passive energy design.
Amanda’s diverse background in the fine arts, architectural design and illustration, structural engineering, and passive energy design inspires her to create beautiful, provocative, and intelligent designs