Hailing from the Palouse region of Washington State, Mandi received a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Highest Honors from the Pratt Institute. As part of her education, she studied architecture in Rome and also worked as an adjunct faculty in Berlin co-teaching a studio about urban interventions. Previous work experience, with James Cleary Architecture and Studio Tractor, includes residential projects throughout New York City and Brooklyn. Her work has been featured on suckerPUNCH and DOUBLE OPERATIVE: Language / Making. She continues to explore her interests in architectural palimpsests, installation art, and the navigation between two dimensional and three dimensional space.
Recent work at NBW includes design implementation at Clover Hill Farm, the design of a new Virginia state park, and renovations to Keswick Hall in Albemarle County Virginia. She was also on the design teams for the Ed Johnson Memorial Competition, UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, NoMa Green, Aga Khan Garden, Stones River Bend and Southeast Davidson Regional Parks, and the Memorial Park Master Plan.