Amanda Gibney Weko founded AGW Communications in 2003 to provide strategic and integrated communication services to the architecture, engineering, and construction community. AGW Communications helps clients develop strategy, produce compelling collateral, win awards, publish their work, and think about communication as creatively as they approach building design and construction.
Our cost-effective, outsourced consulting model makes the AGW team an extension of yours. We get to know your business and its communication needs, and we structure our services for a perfect fit. From a single award submission or AIA display board to a comprehensive marketing plan or perception study, AGW Communications can handle the task with efficiency and skill.
AGW Communications and Amanda Weko are proud to hold membership in the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Docomomo US, Docomomo International, and AIA Philadelphia.
Amanda Gibney Weko | Principal
Educated in both architecture and communication, Amanda Gibney Weko has built a career and practice helping design professionals communicate better. She bridges the worlds of communication and construction, able to understand and articulate technical concepts. Amanda works with senior leadership and marketing staff at client firms, sharing best practices and empowering them to think differently about communications.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with minor degrees in writing and architectural history, from Lehigh University and a Master of Arts in Public Relations from Rowan University. Her early experience included work in the marketing departments of well-respected design firms where she rose from marketing coordinator to principal-level marketing director. The balance of skills and understanding that made her a valued design firm principal has made her a trusted consultant advisor.
Amanda is the author/editor of three books from Panache Partners: Dream Homes of Greater Philadelphia; Dream Homes of Washington, DC; and Spectacular Homes of Metro New York; and contributing editor for the books Dream Homes of New Jerseyand Spectacular Wineries of Napa Valley. She co-authored the chapter “Addressing Sustainability in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Design” in the Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology: Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Her writing has appeared in numerous trade publications including American School & University, Context, Construction Today, Healthcare Design, Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal, and STRUCTURE. Her national research into communication studies within undergraduate architectural education was published in DesignIntelligence. Amanda sits on Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (C-ABE) Advancement Council and the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia board of directors. She is a frequent speaker for the Society for Marketing Professional Services and a former chair of AIA Philadelphia’s Communications Committee.