Amanda Motyer (and Tilley)


Amanda is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. She has worked at Lett Architects since January 2010 as a co-op student and joined the Studio in 2014. Amanda has previously worked for architectural firms in Boston, Edmonton, and Cambridge, Ontario. As part of the Waterloo School of Architecture’s Rome Program, she completed a four-month study term in Rome, Italy in the fall of 2010.

As a person with a severe hearing loss, Amanda has a design focus that tries to resolve how current standards of accessible design address only the direct barriers to participation, and do not attempt to understand the ways in which impairments change how people experience and use space. Her thesis explored how the power of architecture as a language can transform the societal constructs surrounding disability.

Amanda brings strong design talent to the Studio and is currently working on multiple private and public projects.  She is a member of the City of Peterborough’s Accessibility Advisory Committee and is currently the Chair of the Built Environment Sub-Committee.