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Amy Leveno


University of Texas at Austin,
MArch, Architecture

Lehigh University
BA, Architecture

Lehigh University
BS, Civil Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

C.V. (PDF)


Amy Wynne Leveno is an architect and a principal at OFFICIAL. Founded in 2012 with Mark Leveno, OFFICIAL is an architecture, interiors, and furniture design studio.  The firm has earned numerous design awards, has been featured on the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, and has been published nationally and internationally. The studio works on projects of all types including large and small residential, multi-family, retail, restaurants, office interiors, warehouses, and adaptive reuse as well as designing custom furniture and lighting.

Prior to founding OFFICIAL, Amy worked designing residential and commercial green buildings for a number of esteemed firms including Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Corgan, and Page. Deeply believing that architecture can create positive change, Amy is committed to designing with a social, environmental and aesthetic consciousness. OFFICIAL’s designs are enhanced by her technical interest in materials and details. Amy worked for two years as a professor of architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while teaching she won a Presidential Fellowship to travel and research contemporary construction techniques in Japan.  She has also taught at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

Amy earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin as well as undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University.  She is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in multiple cities across the United States.


Professional Credentials

Registered Architect #20905, Texas.

NCARB Certified.

LEED AP BD+C. (2001-Present).

Member, American Institute of Architects.

Member, Texas Society of Architects.

Selected Press

Metropolis Magazine (Specify Version), “Civitas Capital Group,” June 2019

BOB Magazine #176, “Civitas Capital Group,” April 2019

Cafe Culture, “Houndstooth Coffee,” 2019

Modern Luxury Dallas, “Into the Current,” April 2019

The Architect’s Newspaper Interior, “Top 50 Interior Architects,” March 2019

Texas Architect, “Emerging Practices,” January 2019

Deco Journal, “Civitas Capital Group,” December 2018

Cafe Plus, “Houndstooth Coffee and Jettison Cocktail Bar,” June 2018

Architectural Digest, “The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Every State in America,” January 2018

Contract, “Designers You Should Know,” June 2017

Surface Magazine, “Beans and Brews,” April 2017

The Architect’s Newspaper, “Dallas cafe and craft cocktail bar,” March 2017

Columns, “2016 AIA Dallas Built Design Awards,” Winter 2017

Modern Luxury Dallas, “Official Business,” September 2016

Texas Architect, “Paperwork: A Little Room,” July 2008


Dallas Architecture Forum 25th Anniversary Looking Forward Design Awards, Finalist, 2023

AIA Dallas Unbuilt Award, 2022

D Magazine Dallas’ Best Architects, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

PaperCity Dallas Design Award, Civitas Capital Group, 2019

PaperCity Dallas Design Award, Houndstooth Coffee Austin, 2019

PaperCity Dallas Design Award, Houndstooth Coffee & Jettinson Cocktail Bar, 2017

AIA Dallas Design Honor Award, Houndstooth Coffee & Jettinson Cocktail Bar, 2016

AIA Tour of Homes, Clover Lane Residence, 2016

AIA Dallas Unbuilt & Built Design Awards, Parkland Hospital, 2011, 2015

Westside Urban Forum Honor Award, The Village Santa Monica, 2008

UT Austin Texas Exes Teaching Award, 2006

UT Austin School of Architecture Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2005

Peaks to Prairies Integrated Design Award, GreenHOME II, 2003

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Leveno, A., “Architectural Explorations in Hempcrete,” Sponsored by Junior Faculty Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma, $7,000. (April 2023 – April 2024)

Leveno, A., “Architectural Explorations in Hempcrete,” Sponsored by Program for Research Enhancement Grant at the College of Architecture at University of Oklahoma, $5,000. (May 2022 – May 2023)

SCAD Presidential Fellowship, “Lightness in Contemporary Japanese Architecture,” 2011

North Central Texas Council of Governments, Grant Awarded for Routh Street Underpass, 2009