Susan Rodriguez

Susan T. Rodriguez (B.Arch. '81) is a founding partner and design principal in Ennead Architects, recipient of the AIANY Medal of Honor, the Smithsonian Institution-Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, and the National AIA Firm Award. Her award-winning portfolio, which includes projects for civic, cultural, and educational institutions, has been recognized for design excellence, innovation in sustainability, and its contribution to the public realm. Through her work she seeks to create an architecture fused with its surroundings and inspired by its program.

As an extension of her professional work, Rodriguez actively promotes the importance of design in the public realm, serving on the boards of the Architectural League of New York, and Art Works Projects: Art + Design for Human Rights. She lectures frequently on her work and has taught numerous design studios at AAP, Columbia University, and City College. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Collegiate School and the Chewonki Foundation.

Rodriguez received her bachelor of architecture degree from AAP where she serves on the dean's Advisory Council and the university's Board of Trustees. She received her master's degree in architecture from Columbia University. She is a national peer for the General Services Administration and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 5114 Core Design Studio (Integrated Practices)Focus on the development of architectural ideas in constructed, material form. The studio explores emergent topics and constructive methods in contemporary architectural practice. Design study includes the creation of a comprehensive set of representations that describes an architectural project in detail. Students work in collaborative groups and in consultation with advisors drawn from professional practice to develop a project that engages a complex range of topical areas, including: structural and environmental systems, building envelope systems, materiality and construction, life-safety planning, and sustainability.