People


Amanda Markovic

AIA

Principal

Amanda is driven by design’s power to transform experience and empower communities in urban centers, the workplace, and academia. Her passion for libraries has led to award-winning renovations for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Knoxville and a reimagining of the Cincinnati Public Library, Deer Park Next Generation Library. Her passion for equitable development has guided her community-centered approach to 5th & 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