Amy Lamb Woods


Director of Technical Education

Chicago, Illinois

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Amy Lamb Woods, P.E. is a licensed professional engineer with a background in architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. As a leader in her field, Amy has over 20 years of experience in forensic engineering of building materials, both historic and contemporary structures.

Previously, Amy's work included facade and failure investigations with materials such as brick masonry, terra cotta, stone, mortars, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco. Amy is engaged in several industry organizations and founded and served as the president of the Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE) organization, where their mission is to encourage and empower women in restoration, engineering, construction, and any field relevant to the built world. 

As Director of Technical Education at IMI, Amy develops training programs, repair and restoration resources, educational webinars and workshops, and guest lectures for university students. She also provides technical assistance on historic preservation and restoration projects nationwide.


Founder, Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE)

Board Member, Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)

Member, International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)

Member, ASTM International

Member, The Masonry Society (TMS)

Member, National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)


Professional Engineer (PE)


University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies

Master of Architecture, Historic Preservation

Master of Science, Civil Engineering


Forensic Engineering 

Historic Preservation 

Masonry and Concrete Repair and Restoration 

Materials Analysis 


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