Amy is an Associate and Technical Development Director. She joined Silman in 2000 and in more than two decades of experience, she has worked on many of the firm’s most complex and challenging projects, recent 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 2019, Amy co-authored “Whitney Museum: A Case Study of Resiliency on the Rise,” which was published in the Structural Engineering International Journal. On the same subject matter, Amy also prepared a case study that will be included in the forthcoming publication Current Thinking in Climate Adaptation for Design Professionals.
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.