Amy Holtz Mathys, LEED AP


Amy is a passionate advocate of environmentally responsive design at both the building and urban scales. A LEED accredited professional, she heads PLP’s Sustainability Design Group, which serves both as a research/think tank and collaborative body throughout all our work 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.


She is currently helping to design 22 Bishopsgate, our dynamic new tower in the City of London that is creating an interactive vertical community for working and discovering. She was the project manager in charge of leading the planning application for the exterior envelope of The Francis Crick Institute, a dynamic new research facility in Kings Cross, London that brings together six leading organisations under one roof.


Amy helped to design our Aerospace Master Plan in Qatar, where she developed sustainability strategies that targeted a LEED ND Gold certification. Other projects included the Covent Garden Master Plan and the Abu Dhabi International 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 in Architecture from Auburn University, Alabama and a Master of Sustainable Environmental Design from the Architectural Association (AA), London. She has an ongoing relationship with the AA, serving as a guest critic for its MArch & MSc programmes in Sustainable Architectural Design.