10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Amy Ehlers Wiley is an NCARB certified professional who is licensed to practice in Missouri and Arkansas. She has 12 years experience working at firms in Chicago, Illinois, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Springfield, Missouri. In Springfield, she served as a project architect at Dake Wells Architecture and NFORM Architecture where she assisted in the design and construction administration of high impact community projects, including Missouri State University’s (MSU) Glass Hall Renovation and Addition, MSU’s Pummill Hall Renovation, Reeds Spring Middle School, College of the Ozarks’ Lively Hall, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. She brings a wide array of experience to the students ranging from master planning to design and construction. Recently, she started her own firm, ArtEffect LLC.
Amy received her B.Arch degree with a minor in Art History and Global Studies from Drury University in 2009 and has kept a close relationship with her Alma Mater. She frequently serves as a critic for Hammons School of Architecture and has served a mentor for first generation students like herself. While studying at Drury, Amy participated in the Spring Break Internship Program where she interned at prestigious firms in Philadelphia and Seattle, was a Warren L. White Scholar, and was awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Henry Adams Medal for excellence, which is given to the top graduating students in National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) programs. Amy’s senior thesis, Averting Disaster: A New Mindset for the Southeast
United States, examined the effects of climate change on the built environment along the U.S. coastline and continues to be a guide for her work with the students.
Amy is a board member for the Springfield Chapter of the AIA where she helped to found the Diversity and Recruitment Committee. Active in the greater Springfield community, Amy was selected for Leadership Springfield’s Class 34 and serves as the Property Visioning Committee chair at Westminster Presbyterian. Passionate about promoting well-being, Amy is teaching a seminar on designing for physical and mental health. She teaches these lessons inside and outside the classroom through her patience and empathic manner. She enjoys mentoring students and guiding them toward their future careers and hopes they will come to her office to check out her Eames chair collection! Amy loves to travel with her husband, play tennis, and work on art projects when she is not teaching.