Amanda L. Miller
I am a practicing architect and collaborative leader who has received accolades for my leadership, design acumen, and social justice initiatives. My background in corporate, educational, and multi-family residential projects is brought to my current practice designing building enclosures. Depending on the day, I may be conducting on-site investigations, overseeing and managing design development and construction administration for projects that range from accessibility solutions to plaza rehabilitations and facade restorations, or preparing for an event highlighting the impacts of the built environment.
Through my professional endeavors, I promote and create opportunities for design agency and advocacy, and I am particularly interested in the diverse range and scale of architecture and urban design projects that can lead to more equitable communities. I have organized events promoting diversity in design, including the multi-day Black in Design Conference at Harvard University, and the ‘unconference’ Spaces and Places convening in parallel to the National Planning Conference. Through the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, I was selected as a member of the Civic Leadership Program, and currently, as the Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, I develop programming, host meetings, and moderate conversations around equity in design.
I am a graduate of the Master in Design Studies program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. I am a licensed architect in New York and Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects.