Amanda Nicole Bridges, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is an undergraduate studio instructor and licensed architect in California. She is currently a Senior Designer with Skidmore Owings and Merrill's San Francisco office. She has worked on a range of large scale urban projects and custom homes throughout the US. Her work with NOMA and the NAACP's CESBS Committee focuses on mentorship and instilling sustainable projects with a specific sense of community, dignity, and place. She has been a Lecturer at Stanford University and speaker at the NetZero Conference, BuildingGreen, Yale Women in Architecture. She earned her B.A. at Harvard University and her M.Arch at Yale University's School of Architecture, where she received the Yen and Dolly Liang academic award.