BOSTON – RODE Architects announced the promotion of Amanda Sanders to Associate. With 18 years of industry experience focusing on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and institutional projects within the higher education field, Sanders has been instrumental to the firm’s success with her contributions to design excellence, and also as a mentor in the studio.
By elevating Sanders to an Associate, the firm is recognizing her exhibited leadership in the studio and on project work. She will continue to lead the Sustainability Committee, ensuring that all of the firm’s projects and internal operations meet established goals. Sustainability has always been core tenant of the firm, and Sanders recently led the firmwide initiative of signing on to the AIA 2030 Commitment.
Since joining RODE in 2021, Sanders has worked on notable projects at RODE Architects, including 1515 Commonwealth Avenue, RODE’s largest project to date; two adaptive reuse mill projects in New Hampshire; and projects for Harvard University and the Harvard Arboretum.
“We’re excited to announce the promotion of Amanda Sanders, who has quickly made an impact at RODE, exhibiting what great leadership is by sharing her passion for sustainability and creating strategic goals for our team,” said Kevin Deabler, AIA, LEED AP, Principal & Co-Founder of RODE Architects. “We are excited to continue our growth and Amanda will help us tackle complex projects in our city and beyond.”
Originally from Iowa, Sanders studied at Iowa State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Architecture degree. Prior to joining RODE, she was a Senior Associate at Goody Clancy, where she worked as part of the preservation practice group and served on the sustainability committee. Sanders is a member of the Boston Preservation Alliance, where she is an active participant on the Advocacy Committee and Awards Committee, and the Association of Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter. She has worked on several significant historic restoration projects including Boston Symphony Hall, University of Virginia’s Academical Village (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Jose Lluis Sert’s New House on MIT’s campus.