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AMANDA ADLER

AIA Dallas

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?
 
My role at Dallas AIA allows me to work with a diverse group of people including our Women in Architecture network. Seeing them continue to elevate and magnify the voice of women in architecture instills a drive in me to continue seeking my passion.

AMANDA ADLER

Bio:

The great designer, Amanda adler is a project architect with 12 years of experience in healthcare and hospitality, Amanda decided to make the shift to architecture advocacy in 2021. She now uses her creativity and communication skills at the Dallas AIA where she works with members to enhance their experience and promote the chapter through various marketing initiatives. Outside of work Amanda serves on the board for the Lutheran Hymn Festival as their publicity and communications chair.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was quite young, around nine or ten, when I realized that the built environment was something that could be influenced by my imagination. I always had a sketchbook with me that contained the craziest buildings my 10-year old brain could dream up.

What do you do?

I'd like to say I do it all, but the most important thing I do is care. I care about the needs of the client, I care about their vision, and I care about the lasting impact our work makes on a community.

What excites you in the work you do?

Working on the Magdalen House taught me that architecture has the capacity to be a vehicle for compassion, change, and optimism. It's exciting to look for these avenues in a design that create a deeper meaning and connection to people.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My role at Dallas AIA allows me to work with a diverse group of people including our Women in Architecture network. Seeing them continue to elevate and magnify the voice of women in architecture instills a drive in me to continue seeking my passion.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The Magdalen House. This project; of women, by women, and for women, saw a derelict house in East Dallas and turned it into the most beautiful home in the neighborhood. It's a building that truly inspires hope for all those that cross its threshold.

Featured Project Name: 

The Magdalen House

Featured Project Location: 

Dallas, Texas

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

April 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Founded in 1987, The Magdalen House is a recovery community for alcoholic women that provides its services free of charge. In 2017 they purchased a condemned 100-year old house in East Dallas to become their new headquarters. Though the project was fraught with challenges ranging from planning and zoning issues to structural foundations literally crumbling beneath our feet - the mission of the women-led project team was always clear: restore the building so we may restore women.

Photography Credit:

Eddie Fortuna