Spotlight: Ammee Snyder (She/Her)

A champion for equity and inclusion is making a difference in the design industry.

Ammee on a backpacking trip to the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming. All photos © Ammee Snyder unless otherwise cited.
Ammee sketches the Eiffel Tower on a visit to Paris.

When a building is done, it’s the most incredible feeling. You’ve been staring at these drawings for years and then, all of a sudden, you’re walking in the hallways that you drew.

My first project at SOM was the new building for UC Hastings Law in downtown San Francisco. I was a part of that team starting from the end of design development all the way through overseeing the construction. It was a two-year endeavor, it was a design-build project, and it was very challenging. Now that it’s complete, what makes me really proud is that we’ve showcased it a lot. And we met our sustainability goal: the building is certified LEED Platinum. That was really exciting for me — being thrown into a difficult project, and seeing it through to a positive outcome.

UC Hastings College of Law. Photos © Bruce Damonte
Visiting the coastline in Étretat, France, on a solo trip around Europe.
Trekking the salt flats in Ammee’s home state of Utah.

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