Amanda Russell, AIA, LEED AP, CDT

Senior Project Architect, Director of Practice Technologies

I believe every person is influenced and inspired by the built environment. As an architect, I am passionate about supporting thoughtful, quality design and excellence in delivery and implementation.

At McGranahan Architects, we invest in and design to set up future generations for success. As  Director of Practice Technologies, I firmly believe in the motto “everyone has something unique to offer, and all can thrive,” I find it deeply rewarding to provide a framework for teams to set themselves up for success and work effectively. My role is to set production standards for the firm, provide guidelines and training for the technical aspects of the project production, and manage the office BIM template as well as support files.

I am also an avid hiker and backpacker who prefers to spend much of my personal time summiting mountains. The non-built environment inspires me and believe a healthy relationship to the world we are in is critical to delivering creative design. Aside from the continually awe-inspiring experiences of my time in nature, I also find it deeply rewarding to lead group trips. My goal is to see my peers succeed at something they did not know they could do as well as to personally push and learn from others.


Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Ball State University
Licensed Architect; Washington