Amy Stein, MGA Partners Architects
Commercial Conversation #5 is with Amy Stein, AIA, LEED AP, associate, and project manager at MGA Partners Architects, Philadelphia. She has completed masterplanning, design and construction of more than $300 million in significant historical restoration and adaptive-reuse projects for the federal government, private institutions, and independent schools. Amy Stein has directed the development of eight important historical projects, including The Painting Studio and Gallery and the U.S. Institute of Peace Academy for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. Ms. Stein’s community leadership includes affiliations with local universities and direction of the historic committee for The General George McCall School in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Kent State University, Kent, OH.
In this Commercial Conversation podcast, Stein discusses the trends she’s seeing in education-facility design, including the impact of technology, need for flexibility, renovation vs. new construction, building security, and energy conservation. In addition to the podcast, be sure to explore the resources presented below.
Click here to download the podcast mp3 file.
The following photos show some of Amy Stein’s work.
A pavilion provides educational space for athletic and agriculture programs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Philadelphia.
Natural daylighting and views outside create healthy learning environments at The Haverford School.
Common spaces foster interaction between faculty and students at The Haverford School.
An outdoor amphitheater creates an innovative new teaching space at The Haverford School, Haverford, PA.
Articles about the Kroc Center and the Haverford School
Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Salvation Army Kroc Center
Architectural Record article about Salvation Arm Kroc Center
Context magazine article about The Haverford School