DESCRIPTION:

The narratives embedded within our bodies of work often reveal a bit about the things that inspire and motivate us as architects. They are propagated by the creative and professional practices we take part in, but are often rooted in our personal histories and the ways in which we've been intimately impacted by the world we know. Amanda will present her most recent work, research, and academic endeavors and will share about her sources of inspiration and how her design approach has been shaped throughout the course of her career. 

PRESENTER:  Amanda Aman Kronk, AIA

Amanda is an architect in Dallas as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches architecture studios. Her passion for natural systems and contextual mapping as critical components of design comprises the foundation for her current curriculum.

With an M. ARCH from the University of Texas at Austin and a B. ARCH from the University of Virginia, she began her design career as a member of the Rising Currents exhibition team with Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis in New York City and with Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio. With design research interests rooted in the confluence of natural systems and the built environment, she then spent four years with SWA in Dallas engaged in urban design, landscape architecture and planning. While at SWA, Amanda was awarded a research fellowship in which she titled Wildlife Infrastructure that also became the subject of two of her speaking engagements at the 2015 ULI Spring Sustainable Development Council Meeting and the 2015 International Urban Wildlife Conference. Wildlife Infrastructure received a 2015 Texas ASLA Merit Award for Research. 

Most recently, Amanda was awarded the 2018-2019 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant from the AIA New York and Center for Architecture, as well as being named a Research Fellow for two projects with the Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigation Program.