Amy Spatz Honored as Planner of the Year

Amy Spatz
Amy Spatz, APS Manager of Design and Construction

Amy Spatz, Aurora Public Schools Manager of Design and Construction, has earned the Dr. William R. Maclay Planner of the Year Award from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Spatz was recognized for her outstanding achievement in advancing the development of effective learning environments.

“Amy has had a tremendous impact on the design and construction of facilities in the district,” said Adele Wilson, principal architect with SLATERPAULL Architects who nominated Spatz for the award. “She has advocated for the best learning environments for the students of APS while meeting the budget challenges of today’s economic climate with a smile.”

Spatz joined APS as Senior Architect in 1995 and has served in her current position for the past 10 years. During her career with APS, she has had a major role in developing educational specifications for APS school buildings and overseeing three bond construction programs totaling more than $500 million.

She has served as treasurer and president of CEFPI’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. A registered architect, Spatz also holds a credential as a LEED Accredited Professional, which certifies advanced knowledge of green building practices.