For Amy Maldonado, architecture and problem-solving is in her DNA. From helping her dad navigate home remodeling projects to spending hours designing her dream house for a childhood school assignment, her professional aspirations were shaped early on in life.

While studying architecture, Amy watched as her grandparents transitioned from their homes of 70+ years to more supportive environments; bearing witness to the physical struggles and financial limitations they faced in the process. Through this experience, she decided that there must be something more that the profession could contribute to the design of senior communities. Through her role as Architect and the Housing Team Manager for Pope, Amy works collaboratively with clients to create thoughtfully designed communities that consider all the challenges a resident may face – affordability, cognitive limitations, accessibility, and aging in place.

Outside of the office, Amy is all about her family; be it quality time together or cheering her kids on from the ‘sidelines’.  She also enjoys photography, yoga, traveling, cycling, and the variety of seasons and attractions that Minnesota has to offer.