Amanda Lehman

Director of Personnel Development

Amanda rejoined COOKFOX in 2020 as the Director of Personnel Development.  She previously worked in the studio from 2006 to 2017 as a firm leader and project architect on 130 West 12th Street and the Friends Center at Angkor Hospital for Children.  She brings a deep understanding of both architectural practice and the firm’s culture as well as a dedication to COOKFOX’s mission. Her responsibilities now include recruiting, staffing, and stewarding programs and processes that enable our architects to excel.

She has a keen interest in architectural history and preservation and has worked at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and several architectural restoration projects in Europe and Southeast Asia. Amanda also served as a Co-Chair of the AIA Historic Buildings Committee and a Director of The Fine Arts Federation of New York.

An avid student of garden design and biophilia, she recently completed a Certificate program at the New York Botanical Garden and spends much of her free time gardening in Connecticut.


Tulane School of Architecture, Master of Architecture, 1997

Boston University, Bachelor of Art History and Political Science, 1991