SXSW Eco Advisory Board Member - Michelle Amt
Chief of Staff for William McDonough

Michelle Amt, AIA serves as Chief of Staff for William McDonough, coordinating and prioritizing activities across his businesses and non-profits. Prior to assuming her current role in 2011, Michelle was a Director at William McDonough + Partners, the award-winning architecture firm specializing in sustainable design. Her experience there was international in scope and covered a wide range of project scales and types, from building designs to conceptual frameworks. In addition, Michelle made considerable contributions to the development of WM+P’s Community Design studio, where she was instrumental in translating the firm’s eco-effective architectural strategies into the language of planning and urban design. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida, and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.