'Amber was on our pool team. She was always smiling and encouraging all of us! She often brought cookies & brownies. If we made a huge win, she would do backflips. She was always singing and dancing to the beat of the song!'
' "I want to be an architect, but I want to be a good one. so I want to know everything about building!" - Amber Long (First words to me @ her US Construction interview. I miss her every day & was so blessed to know her.'
'Amber often traveled to Lebanon to join us in our 3rd floor studio (Nest Architecture). Her upbeat, bubbly personality lifted our spirits and brightened the grayest days. For her, architecture wasn't work, it was a blast and her attitude was contagious.'
'In our second year of college, Amber and I stopped to appreciate some spring blooms, and decided to jump into the school fountain!'
'My memory of Amber is seeing her at the pig roast every summer. She could sing like an angel and I just found that out this past summer.'
'I worked with Amber in the studios at Philadelphia University. Her determination, hard work, and creative energy were a constant inspiration. My favorite memories are those where Amber smiled... all my memories are my favorite, and I will always cherish them and her.'
'One night us girls decided to "ear-candle" our ears. This was a first for me, and sitting in the Long's basement, Amber trusted me with a flame 6" from her head. Needless to say, I caught her hair on fire. Rather than getting angry, she just laughed. Amber knew fun experience was so much more worth it than superficialness. I will never forget. OX'
After we graduated, Amber and I hung out a few times at her apartment in South Philly. She made me spagetti dinner and we drank wine on her roof while looking at the city. The world will miss her tender and caring heart.'
'I still remember one of the first times we had ever hung out for an extended length of time. At the end of the entertaining day I was all packed up to go to my mom's house, and Amber said,"put all that stuff down girl so I can give you a proper hug!" She gave the best hugs.'
'Amber worked for me for 1.5 years. She was mighty for her size in so many ways. She was so intelligent, positive, thoughtful, generous. I will miss her dearly.'
'Amber's standing back flips having already been covered... I have a vivid image of the dogged determination with which she scored - and coached - our pool team. such focus...' He also told me, at the funeral, that he was one of those people who always wanted to know the score, every shot, what's the score? Finally Amber said "What does it matter what the score is? If you play each shot the very best you can, you might not win, but you'll know you couldn't have done better." I had to think about that, he said.
'The biggest smile and the brightest personality. Standing in the Coliseum, laughing and pretending to be on top of the world.'
'Living in Park Heights. Taking the hair brushes and giving an air concert to Billy Joel! Only with you. I love you.'
'Amber and I were design partners for a hosted competition to design a sustainable market. We were a good team and took 1st place. I will never forget how passionate she was for that project, and how passionate she continued to be after school. You really made a difference.'
'Stranded in Paris, lost in Venice, relaxing in Greece, living in Rome, all of college, and our trips to the beach. Love always.'
'One random night in the studio at like 2 in the morning, I heard jazz music blasting. So I walked over to see, & Amber and Pat were swing dancing! I laughed and watched them dance. She was such a joy & always tried to make fun in any moment. :)'
'Amber was more than a friend and co-worker. She brought out the best in me and was family amongst artists like myself. I'll miss having conversations about music most of all.'
'Amber told me in high school, to look in the mirror every day. If I like the person I see there, then I am in the right place. She did so much to help become who I am.'