LEED Expert Named Managing Principal of HDR Minneapolis

Amy Willams

Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio.

All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours. LEED Green Associates must earn 15 continuing education hours within 2 years of earning their credential. LEED APs must earn 30 continuing education hours within 2 years of earning their credential. Hours for continuing education can be earned through these activities related to green building: education, project experience, authorship and volunteering.

Originally from Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University, Williams is a licensed architect in Washington, Nevada, Utah, Minnesota and Michigan. She has led design practices for award-winning global architecture firms for the past eight years, and she has 20 years of experience on projects in the health, education, science and technology, civic and corporate workplace sectors.

Williams believes that diversification is the key to the success of award-winning practices. She prides herself on mentoring her staff through teamwork, and she considers it the greatest accomplishment of her career when those she has guided and helped become her peers. She is passionate about the advancement of women and diversity in the profession, and is looking forward to dedicating this next phase of her career to the growing artistic community of Minneapolis and the greater Midwest.

In addition to her managing principal position, Williams is also HDR’s associate architecture regional director in the West. In this role, she works closely with the architecture regional director to implement a consistent strategic vision across eight offices, including Minneapolis.

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