Since its founding in 1988, AMS has gained international recognition for its counsel on important planning projects across North America and around the world. Our team has participated in the successful development of more than $6 billion in capital facilities for the arts. We have guided feasibility studies, project development efforts, and provided implementation planning on arts and cultural projects of every type and every scale. Our team is as comfortable with small projects as with those costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
AMS has taken on a leadership role in the dialogue about the changing dynamics of the arts and cultural sector in the 21st century and the related impact on organizations and facilities. Our work helps leaders to reexamine the status quo and “rethink” what it means to be successful.
Our notion of moving organizations beyond “sustainable” to “vital” enterprises is built on fundamental changes in how success is defined in the industry, how arts enterprises engage with their communities and their partners, and how a next-generation business model might work. As a result, success is measured not only by the level of activity and excellence, but also by the effectiveness and entanglement in the community; the creation of lasting public value.