2011 Recipient | AIA Young Architects Award

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Amy J. Slattery, AIA

Amy J. Slattery, AIA | Notes of Interest

Amy J. Slattery, AIA, is an Associate at BNIM and brings 9 years of experience in designs that enrich the local Kansas City Community. As a Project Architect for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, she has been an integral leader of the team, organizing the construction document set and coordinating the consultant team and contractor communication during construction administration. During design development, she worked full time in the Boston office of the project designer, Moshe Safdie & Associates. With that relationship, she has gained the full trust of the project designers and is now a part-time site representative for the construction of the two performance halls, serving as the eyes and ears for the design team in Boston.

Slattery is known for her energy, daily rigor, and ability to see and coordinate many issues concurrently. Through her involvement with the AIA at local, regional, and national levels, Slattery's dedication to diversity and emerging professionals contributes to the relevancy and sustainability of the architectural profession. A recognized leader amongst her peers, Slattery was named Emerging Professional of the Year by AIA Kansas City in 2008.

Amy J. Slattery, AIA

In 2005, Slattery initiated Women in Design Kansas City (WiDKC) as an attempt to reach out to established professionals in the community, to learn from their success, to advance the work women are doing and to improve the way our lives intersect that work. WiDKC was one of ten programs selected for the first annual AIA National Diversity Recognition Program in 2009 and the only program to receive that recognition for the second time in 2010. WiDKC was a supporting contributor to the first Women's Leadership Summit in Chicago in 2009 and Amy is personally involved in the planning of both the 2010 and 2011 summits. Amy was asked to help establish the Women in Architecture and Design AIA Knowledge Net Community and was featured on the AIA homepage during the month of September, 2010.

Amy Slattery is married to architect Sean Slattery, AIA, at El Dorado Architects, and together they balance the demands of the profession while raising two young children. Architecture is intimately woven into her personal life and she has become a recognized voice regarding life/work balance. Many young architects call her their mentor, although informal, and she sets the precedent for what women can contribute to the profession while maintaining an expertly balanced life.

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Amy J. Slattery, AIA

Amy J. Slattery, AIA

Jury Comments

Women in architecture, design excellence, leadership, teaching: Amy covers it all.

Amy has achieved a great balance in design and leadership within the profession.

2011 AIA Young Architects Award Jury

  • 2010 Chancellor:
  • Edward J. Kodet, Jr., FAIA
  • Kodet Architectural Group, Ltd.
  • Minneapolis
  • 2010 Vice Chancellor:
  • Chester A. Widom, FAIA
  • WWCOT Architecture & Interiors
  • Santa Monica, Calif.
  • 2010 Bursar:
  • Norman L. Koonce, FAIA
  • McLean, Va.
  • Secretary:
  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • 2011 Incoming Bursar:
  • William J. Stanley, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta

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