Susan Rodriguez Lecture: Reciprocal Illumination

Department of Architecture Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Susan Rodriguez (B.Arch.'81) is a founding partner and design principal in Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership), an internationally acclaimed firm known for architectural excellence in the public, cultural, and academic realm. Her award-winning work conveys her passionate belief in architecture as an interpretive medium and its profound ability to communicate the values of contemporary society. Projects include the Lycee Francais de New York, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Pfizer Laboratory at the New York Botanical Garden, Westchester Community College Gateway Center, Schermerhorn House for Common Ground Community, the Actor's Fund of America, and the New York State Supreme Courthouse in St. George, Staten Island.

Rodriguez has taught numerous design studios at Columbia University, City College, and Cornell University — where she was the Gensler Visiting Professor of Architecture and a visiting critic last fall in the AAP NYC program. A graduate of AAP, she serves on the Dean's Alumni Advisory Council. She received her master's degree in architecture from Columbia University and is a national design peer for the General Services Administration and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.