As a leader of Gensler’s Firmwide Technology Practice Area, Amanda identifies and creates trends and drivers that impact business strategy, design philosophy and innovations within some of the most sought-after brands in the world. In 2015, Amanda was named to LinkedIn NextWave: the top 150 professionals under 35 globally who are transforming their industries. A licensed Interior Designer and LEED®-Accredited Professional with a background in pre-lease strategy, Amanda specializes in helping fast-growth companies navigate challenges and milestones in their real estate portfolios. She leads a studio of architects and designers at the forefront of New York’s “creative class surge,” working with clients such as Etsy, TED, Blue Apron, Vox, FanDuel and Hulu. Amanda’s projects have also been featured in Interior Design and Contract, and as a top 10 finalist in the Metropolis “Workplace of the Future” competition. Her work on the Convene conference center on Park Avenue was recognized by Architectural Record as one of the top 10 “Good Design is Good Business” projects, a testament to the impact design can have on the bottom line, adding essential value for startups and large companies alike.