Since joining the WBA team back in September, Amy Daniels has been an integral part of our Nashville office. Amy’s passion for art early in life eventually inspired her to pursue a career in architecture. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture and the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned a master’s in interior architecture and adaptive reuse.
When did you become interested in architecture/interior design?
I didn’t really become interested in Architecture until I started Architecture School. I had always been passionate about art and I really enjoyed Physics in High School. It was suggested that I try Architecture as a major at Mississippi State and I fell in love with it right away.
How have you grown professionally since becoming a member of the WBA team?
Being in the Nashville office is exciting. We are growing and robustly engaging with the community to build relationships. We’re getting to know so many new industry partners and clients. I’ve grown professionally even in my short time here by having the courage and support to get out there and make WBA known in Nashville.
What inspires you both professionally and personally?
Learning and education inspire me. I have a high level of respect for educators and all that goes into making our education systems strong. I am a firm believer in Design Education and think that most people would benefit from more Design Thinking and art. The advancement of project-based learning in schools is inspiring for the future. I’m encouraged by the next generation and what they will do for our world.
How do you spend your free time?
I have a two-year-old so mostly I spend my free time parenting or trying to be a better parent. I read a lot of childhood development books and am interested in the development and psychology behind growing up. I also like to sew and craft, organize, and work on projects for our new home.
What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day is spent traveling and exploring a new place. Preferably somewhere warm and sunny, and with good cocktails! It would also include a fantastic sunset view and a good playlist continually playing in the background, somewhat like a movie.
Do you prefer to listen to podcasts or music? What are your top recommendations?
If I’m working I’ll listen to instrumental music only; I love language and lyrics and find it very distracting while working. In the car, I like listening to podcasts. I’m a big fan of Walk In Love, Anthropocene Reviewed, and NPR Politics.