Amy Korte 2013
Name: Amy Korté, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Title: Senior Associate
Location: Somerville, MA
Place of birth: Fairfax, VA
Family: Jeff (husband) and Anna (daughter)
College: Harvard University, Master of Architecture; Parsons School of Design, BFA in Environmental Design
First job unrelated to your current field: Lifeguard
First job in current field: William McDonough + Partners, Charlottesville, VA
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Arrowstreet specializes in a wide range of building types – residential, hotels, schools, office/labs, retail, and mixed-use. We are currently designing quite a few residential projects in the Boston and New York markets. Some exciting work is coming online in the next few months, such as a climbing wall in Somerville, a pedestrian bridge and plaza in Revere, and Unum’s new office building at CitySquare in Worcester.
Hobbies: Making elaborate birthday cakes for my daughter and designing cards
Favorite novel: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
Favorite film: Urbanized
Keys to success: Work hard and enjoy work Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Jane Jacobs and Leonardo da Vinci
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Landscape architecture.
Story ran in the Green Buildings section on 01/25/2013