DEQ Congratulates Amanda Ingmire as a Women of Vision Honoree


Amanda Ingmire, a registered architect and policy analyst in DEQ’s Materials Management program, will receive the Women of Vision award from the Daily Journal of Commerce. DJC announced on Aug. 24, 2022 that they named Ingmire as an honoree of the 10th annual award.

Photo credit: DEQ

She will join the ranks of other outstanding women who are shaping the built environment in Oregon and Southwest Washington through their technical skills, leadership, mentorship, community involvement and promotion of industry diversity.

“A distinguishing and trailblazing quality that sets Amanda apart from many in the field is her ability to take a systems view of the built environment.”

Shannon Davis, DEQ Eastern Region Administrator

Amanda Ingmire at the coast. Photo credit: DEQ

“I am incredibly honored to have been recognized alongside this distinguished group,” Ingmire says. “There is so much work to be done to shape the built environment in a more equitable and sustainable way to address the biggest issues we face as a global community today.”

Ingmire’s work centers on addressing the impacts and burdens of the built environment at the intersection of climate, health, equity and racial justice. She recently presented a new report on the Sustainable Buildings for All Framework which was developed by a coalition of sustainability and equity experts and advocates.

According to DJC, honorees were selected because they have paved the way for others in the construction sectors, including but not limited to, engineering, architecture, construction laborer, business development, land use management, digital innovation, and environmental sustainability.

“It is inspiring to work alongside so many amazing women and people in the industry to envision and build a more just future,” Ingmire says.

Shannon Davis, DEQ Eastern Region Administrator who nominated Ingmire for the award, wrote “A distinguishing and trailblazing quality that sets Amanda apart from many in the field is her ability to take a systems view of the built environment. Her commitment to design justice includes the unpacking and the unraveling of systems that have, heretofore, been ignored, and been treated as separate parts. Supply chain, labor and material extraction are parts of the ecosystem that comprise the built environment which are accounted for Amanda’s radical and visionary work. She is also committed to developing deeper policy considerations and pedagogy to empower work that is designed to advance restorative justice. “

Amanda Ingmire admiring the architecture at Bruder Klaus. Photo credit: DEQ

Ingmire is also an active ally for racial justice at DEQ and facilitates discussions on how to be accountable to our BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ colleagues, as well as others from historically marginalized groups.

She tells us that she’s also a cat-mom and nature lover.

An in-person celebration will take place Oct. 26 at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., in Portland, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

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