Amanda Shearhart

architectural intern

Amanda believes that good design is most powerful when it starts with caring for people and caring about the spaces they inhabit. Architecture can have a significant impact on the way people live, work and play if done thoughtfully and carefully. She believes that architecture should incorporate a crafted, choreographed experience for the individual.

Amanda will receive her Master of Architecture from Kansas State University in spring of 2023. Before attending Kansas State, she started her architectural education at The University of Missouri - Kansas City where she developed a passion for concepts about architecture, space and what it means to the people that encounter it. Starting her education in an urban environment gave her a greater understanding of the scale of buildings in relation to the individual. She used this to further study what experiential spaces mean at Kansas State as well as to study unconventional building with different materials through graduate seminars. She is involved in AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students), WID (Women in Design), and NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) at Kansas State, and is working towards her LEED Green Associate credential before graduation.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys balancing the built environment of architecture with the natural environment. She enjoys hiking, hammocking, and biking on the Razorback Greenway. When possible, she tries to do her part in picking up trash in natural areas in Fayetteville and her hometown in Kansas City.