Amanda Dean

Amanda Dean, PE


A Senior Project Manager in Walter P Moore's Structures Group, Amanda is passionate about mid- to high-rise construction, with particular interests in post-tensioned concrete and specialty steel structures. She is interested in the in-between spaces — the intersection of engineering and architecture — where collaboration can lead to amazing innovations in the built environment.

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University and her Master of Science in Civil Engineering (structural focus) from the University of Texas. In addition to engineering, she teaches structures at the University of Houston College of Architecture and is the 2019 Chair of AIA Houston's Women in Architecture chapter.

Co-Chair for Walter P Moore’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council, Amanda is a founding member of both Women in Architecture (WiA) Houston and the Houston AIA Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JE:DI) Collective, is past Chair and current Workshops & Speakers Co-Chair for WiA Houston, past advisor for Future Women in Architecture at the University of Houston, co-recipient of the 2018 TxA Mentorship Award, and recipient of the AIA Houston 2019 Presidential Citation for her work with DEI. Dean has been a moderator and/or speaker on DEI for the following organizations and institutions: WiA Houston, Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Houston, Texas Society of Architects, AISC, NASCC, Rutgers School of Engineering, Douglas College, and the University of Texas at Austin. 

How does engineering make a difference in the world?
We spend nearly all of our time in the built environment, and being a structural engineer gives me an opportunity to be involved in the creation of where we live, work, and play. I enjoy coming up with the most effective way to make places safe, beautiful, and enjoyable.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
A science fiction novelist.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Helping others realize their growth potential and collaborating with others who are passionate about their area of expertise.


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