Angela Dean, AIA, LEED AP
Angela founded AMD Architecture in 1997 with the goal of providing quality architecture that is equally responsible to her clients and the greater environment. Through professional experience, education outreach, and community involvement, she is dedicated to promoting all aspects of sustainable design.
As the author of Green by Design: Creating a Home for Sustainable Living, Angela shares the environmentally responsible design principles she holds dear. Her goal, in the book and professionally, is to make green building and healthy living accessible for everyone. She emphasizes the notion that green is not a menu of add-on options, but a design philosophy that integrates aesthetics, budget, function, health, and enjoyment.
Wayne L. Gordon III
After beginning his architecture career in his home state of Virginia, Wayne came west for graduate studies and has remained in Utah since. An advocate and expert in historic preservation, Wayne also recognizes that as knowledge and technology advance, new as well as timeless ideas can be incorporated and often used together harmoniously. His depth of experience and attention to detail creates elegant design solutions for a broad range of project types that AMD serves.
As an Alaska native, nature has always been an important part of Brandon’s life. Growing up in a small town surrounded by the beauty of the state, he discovered harmony between the built environment and the natural world. He finds inspiration from the outdoors and is excited to be living in the Salt Lake City community again so close to the numerous outdoor activities. Brandon believes that architecture should not only fit the needs of the client, but provide responsible design solutions whenever possible. He brings a unique perspective to our team with his hands-on experience in construction and woodworking, enhancing our sustainable design efforts.
Jessica is a lifelong Salt Lake resident and is excited to be a part of a growing community movement to live, work, and play cohesively with our natural environment. She believes in designing with an efficient and functional style while working with and respecting the power of nature. Jessica brings her experience in the construction industry and love of creative problem solving into the design process, always with consideration for minimizing the impact on the balance of life. She is currently pursuing her education in Building Design & Construction while bringing her talents in organization, technical skills, and attention to detail to AMD projects.
Megan is a Midwest native where she attends the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and will graduate December 2020 with a B.S. in Architecture. Megan has a passion for researching and designing affordable, healthy, equitable, and sustainable housing by intervening within existing systems that build intangible barriers for architects and designers. She advocates for community engagement in the field of architecture to empower communities through the built environment. In her free time, you can find Megan pouring beers at a local brewery, on the slopes, at the skatepark, or running on a trail.