Amy joined Silman in 2000. Over the past two decades and counting, she has worked on many of the firm’s most complex and challenging projects; notable examples being the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY, and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
In her role as Technical Development Director, Amy works to advance the firm’s knowledge sharing efforts firmwide. She leads an internal Technical Advancement Group, which is a rotating group of engineers who are dedicated to developing methods, resources, and knowledge capture processes, with the goal of improving and expanding the firm’s technical capabilities.
In 2022, Amy joined 18 other industry experts to co-author the ACEC book Climate Change and the Built Environment, contributing a case study on the flood-resistant design of the Whitney Museum. The book is a primer for design professionals seeking to understand how different aspects of climate change impacts the industry.
Immediately following the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in the Fall of 2012, Amy led an emergency contract for post disaster assessments issued by the NYC Department of Buildings. She worked directly with the NYC DOB and organized volunteer teams of Silman engineers who provided rapid and detailed evaluations of buildings across the city’s boroughs.