Amy Van Gessel

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Amy Van Gessel currently works at MacDonald & Mack Architects in Minneapolis, MN. She has a BS in Interior Design from Adrian College (MI) and both a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Heritage Conservation & Preservation from the University of Minnesota. She is the current president of Docomomo US MN. Amy is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota – College of Design, teaching architectural drawing and critical thinking. She received the University of MN’s 2018 King Medal for Student Research from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium for her research towards “Modernistic Facelifts: Façade Recladding in Downtown St. Louis During the Post-WWII era.” ​She is a past co-steward and current member of the Twin Cities chapter of The Architecture Lobby which advocates for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline.