Amanda Markovic



Amanda is driven by design’s power to transform experience and empower communities in urban centers, the workplace, and academia. A leader in our Pittsburgh office, Amanda is also a firmwide Market Design Leader, overseeing design strategy for our Community Development Market, which includes affordable and multi-family housing, community libraries, and not-for-profit organizations. Her passion for libraries has led to award-winning renovations for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Knoxville and a reimagining of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, Deer Park Next Generation Library. Her commitment to equitable development has guided her community-centered approach to Fifth & Dinwiddie, a mixed-use, Passive House project in Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood. A great communicator who facilitates productive discussions among multiple project stakeholders, Amanda's desire to connect everyone to good design has led her to become a leader in the American Institute of Architects Blueprint for Better Communities (B4B) initiative. At home, Amanda treats her kitchen like a second design studio, where she brings same joy and curiosity to cooking that she brings to her work.

Professional Highlights

Board of Directors, Union Project Board

Board of Directors & Blueprint for Better Champion, AIA Pittsburgh

Co-Presenter, Flexible Design for the Small Modern Library, PaLA 2020 Virtual Conference

Co-Presenter, Blueprint for Better Pittsburgh, Greater Pittsburgh Non-Profit Summit

Panelist, 5th & Dinwiddie, Forbes Funds Sustainable Developers & Investors Roundtable

News & Insights

“Our work is to provide compelling spaces that are rooted in the vision of the community that it serves. Architecture and the spaces that are shaped by it, have an opportunity to improve lives, inspire and evoke curiosity, and promote joy.” - Amanda Markovic