Amy Holtz Mathys, LEED AP
Amy is a LEED Accredited Professional and a passionate advocate for environmentally responsible design across both the building and urban scales. She chairs our Sustainability Design Group, which serves as a research/think tank and collaborative body. It works with teams to develop project-specific sustainability strategies and helps to implement these across all the stages of a project.
She recently co-managed and lead the design team for 22 Bishopsgate, our dynamic new tower in the City of London that creates an interactive vertical community for working and discovering. The project achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating and was the first project in the city to register for the WELL certification. For our new office building at 4 Cannon Street for Fidelity, which sits on a sensitive site facing St. Paul’s Cathedral, she managed the design team throughout the project’s design phases. Public realm improvements played a big part of this project, and it includes a brown roof and new garden to the west.
At 1 Page Street, Amy helped to drive the award-winning refurbishment that saw a tired 1980s building stripped back to its structural frame and entirely rethought into a modern headquarters for the British luxury retailer Burberry. She was also the project manager in charge of leading the planning application for the exterior envelope of The Francis Crick Institute, a dynamic new research facility in Kings Cross, London that brings together six leading organisations under one roof.
Amy helped to design our Aerospace Master Plan in Qatar, where she developed sustainability strategies that targeted a LEED ND Gold certification. Amy led conversations with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council on the incorporation of ESTIDAMA environmental rating system into aviation projects within the region. She also led the collaborative efforts with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to facilitate a dialogue on Sustainability and Planning in London and New York. The ensuing research and discussions are being used in a larger body of research comparing many aspects of the two cities.
Amy received her Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and a Master of Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association (AA). She has an ongoing relationship with the AA, serving as a guest critic for its MArch & MSc programmes in Sustainable Architectural Design.