M.Arch., University of Texas, Austin (2012); B.Arch., University of Oregon (2007)
Amalia Leifeste received her Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon in 2007. The school’s focus on sustainable, contextual design, and the social dimensions of architecture characterize her work there and professionally. Her exposure to a wide range of projects while in practice, including remodels and large-scale adaptive use projects, led to her interest in sensitive design interventions within existing buildings.
Amalia received her post-professional Master of Architecture from University of Texas, Austin in 2012 earning certificates in both Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation. Both her coursework and Master Design Study [thesis equivalent] deepened her investigation of architecture, preservation and material conservation. Her final project, entitled Reverse Depreciation: Evoking the Age Value of Baker School, a process and product of design incorporating the situated perspective, was honored with the Outstanding Thesis Award in Sustainable Design, and the Outstanding Thesis Award for the School of Architecture.