Amy Holtz Mathys, LEED AP


Amy is a passionate advocate of environmentally responsive design at both the building and urban scales. A LEED AP professional, she heads PLP’s Sustainability Design Group which serves both as a research/think tank and collaborative body. These efforts are an invaluable resource for the office at all levels of a project. She works with teams to develop project specific sustainability strategies and helps to implement these ideas across all the stages of a project.


Recently, she was the project manager in charge of leading the planning application for the exterior envelope of the United Kingdom Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI) – a state-of-the-art research facility located in Kings Cross, London. While at KPF, Amy also assisted the Aerospace City masterplan team in developing sustainability strategies that target a LEED ND Gold certification. Other projects included the Covent Garden Masterplan and the Abu Dhabi Airport’s Midfield Terminal expansion project. She has also been involved on a series of competitions to help develop innovative environmental concepts which push the boundaries of typical design projects.


Amy led conversations with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council on the incorporation of ESTIDAMA environmental rating system into projects within the region. She also led the collaborative efforts with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to facilitate a ‘dialogue’ on Sustainability and Planning in London and New York. The ensuing research and discussions are being used in a larger body of research comparing many aspects of the two cities.


Amy received her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Auburn University, Alabama and her Masters in Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association (AA), London. She has an ongoing relationship with the AA, serving as a guest critic for its Master’s programmes (M.Arch & MSC) in Sustainable Architectural Design.