Originally from England, Susan is both an architect and an interior designer. She completed her education at University College London (BSc), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BID) and Dalhousie University (BEDS, M.Arch) where she was awarded the RAIC medal. She started her architectural career working for Arthur Erickson in Vancouver.
She has been the recipient of many accolades, including the Wood Design Award; the EnRoute Air Canada Award in partnership with the RAIC; the Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome; and numerous Lieutenant Governors’ Awards including the Medal of Excellence. She was recently nominated for an Architizer A+ award and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, IIT College of Architecture for the best work in the Americas. Susan was made a fellow of the RAIC in 2015.
Her work has been widely exhibited and her Productive Urban Landscapes: Cities Cultivation Context exhibition was part of a lecture series in Canada, Cuba and the UK, focusing on the spatial relationship between cities and food, both in cultivation and consumption. Her design work has been published throughout the world in the: New York Times, Globe & Mail, Canadian Architect, Azure, Wallpaper, Monocle Magazine, CBC, and many other journals, magazines, newspapers, radio programs, and books. Susan is an Assistant Professor of Practice and the Chair of the Professional Practice Teaching Group at Dalhousie University in Halifax.