Amanda established AMA in New Canaan, Connecticut in 2004, inspired by the local legacy of mid-century modern design. After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and her Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, she spent her early career in New York City working on large-scale cultural and commercial buildings. She is a licensed architect in New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island and is a LEED-certified professional of USGBC.
Outside of her professional practice, Amanda contributes to her community by serving as an architectural advisor on local building projects, including, for example, the new New Canaan Library building and the recent Saint Luke’s School expansion. Farther afield, she collaborated with a US Healthcare NGO to design and implement a “Puesto de Salud” in rural Nicaragua for maternal healthcare services. Amanda is also a life-long lover of music and enjoys singing as a member of a female a capella group, Acabella.
Brian Foster is a Licensed Architect and is currently working on a number of residential and commercial projects at AMA. Brian has over 15 years of experience with private and public sector projects across the United States and abroad. His design and management includes commercial, high-end residential, high rise towers, and mixed-use projects. Prior to joining AMA, Brian worked in New York City at REX and Bjarke Ingels Group where he designed and managed a number of award winning projects.
Brian has a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, and has taught or been a guest juror at a number of universities. His personal and professional work has been included in the Venice Biennale and the Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. Brian is an avid skier and enjoys spending time with his family in Fairfield County.
Leander is a licensed architect with experience in both the United States and the United Kingdom. After receiving her BA from Yale University and her M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania, Leander worked for five years at Selldorf Architects in Manhattan.At Selldorf she acted as Project Architect for apartment and townhouse renovations, art gallery additions and retail projects. Leander gained further design and construction experience in London where she worked as a Senior Architect for Space Agency Architecture.At Space Agency, Leander managed diverse residential projects ranging from the renovation of a Victorian townhouse to the design of a pre-fab penthouse addition.Leander’s experience ranges from concept design through to construction administration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and volunteering as an elected member of the Greenwich RTM and on its Land Use Committee.
Loren works on residential and commercial projects at AMA, with over a decade of architectural experience throughout the US and overseas. Prior to joining AMA, Loren was a Senior Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York City, where he led the design of sustainability driven and award-winning office and residential high-rise, interiors, mixed-use, and masterplan projects. He developed his passion for smaller residential projects while working in the Philadelphia offices of Kieran Timberlake and Qb.
Loren received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, which included studies at the Architectural Association in London and his Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Kohn Pedersen Fox Fellowship. He has served on guest juries at multiple universities and his work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and at the Lisbon Triennale, amongst others. In his spare time, he enjoys running and taking on improvement projects on his 100-year-old house in Westchester County.
Carol handles all of AMA’s bookkeeping and financial record keeping. She manages client invoicing and vendor payments for all residential and commercial projects.
She earned a BA in Business Education from Sacred Heart University and began her career teaching business classes. She later joined her family’s business, helping grow it to a thriving construction management practice. Presently, in addition to her work with AMA, she provides a local non-profit with bookkeeping services.
Carol raised her family in Fairfield County and spends time with her four grandchildren, attending their various activities.