Amanda Martocchio, founder and design principal of AMA, has been designing since she was a young child growing up in the Colorado foothills, using rocks and sticks to create miniature dwellings. Amanda spent her early career in NYC working on large-scale cultural and commercial buildings, yet soon realized that she preferred designing projects at closer range that could impact lives more personally. Amanda went on to establish Amanda Martocchio Architecture in New Canaan, Connecticut, savoring the fact that the community was home to innovative mid-century residential design. Ms. Martocchio studied architecture at Cornell (B. Arch) and Harvard (M. Arch), as well as informally during her extensive travels in Italy, while living and working there. She is a licensed architect in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island and is a LEED-certified professional of USGBC. When she is not in her studio working, Amanda can be found spending time with her family, practicing yoga, or viewing contemporary art.
Architect Shaun Gotterbarn brings his strengths of project management and construction detailing to our studio projects. He began his career working at a design firm specializing in historic preservation, after earning his B.Arch from Roger Williams University. Working on historically registered mansions and gardens located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island expanded his knowledge of classical design and detailing. Shaun has managed projects and teams in architecture firms throughout Fairfield County, specializing in New England custom residences and vacation homes. At AMA, he’s particularly proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to a LEED rated modern home. Shaun spends his weekends engaged in a do-it-yourself renovation on his own mid-century home.
Cameron Cole Carcelen
Cameron is involved in all aspects of the work of AMA, managing projects and participating in the design of the studio's architecture and interiors projects. Cameron has spent significant time in Latin America, and at AMA she has contributed her expertise in sustainable design to support Clinica Verde, a global healthcare organization that is partnering with the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua, to design two community-centered maternal and infant care health posts in rural Nicaragua. Cameron taught architectural design at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador where she also developed a course in sustainable design. She received her BA from New York University and M. Arch from the University of Oregon. After traveling the world, Cameron returned to Fairfield County, where she grew up, to raise her family.