Amy is an artist, designer, and planner. Her body of work includes architectural and urban design, along with abstract painting, drawing, mask-making, photography, mixed-media and three-dimensional construction. As a designer and planner, her scope of work includes building and open space design, historic restoration, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, environmental planning, municipal zoning, incentives, entitlements, site planning, streetscapes and gardens. She has also led collaborative projects and taught integrated arts to a variety of students including autistic, gifted, main-stream and incarcerated youth.
Amy has served New Orleans as an advocate for water safety and water management. She has written about the value of public engagement and lectured on community garden design and the history of open space in the Treme neighborhood.
Amy has studied and worked with acclaimed masters, including Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater- Zyberk and the late Charles Moore. She is currently working with graduate students from the LSU School of Public Health to study health outcomes for people living near urban highways. The results of that work will be used as a foundation to teach fourth grade students at Phillis Wheatley School about the threats to their neighborhood. The fourth graders will then present the graduate students’ findings in the form of a children’s book.