Suzanne Lettieri is a designer and educator, and co-principle of Jefferson Lettieri Office. Her work tackles a range of scales and seeks to bridge the gap between aesthetics and socially conscious design.
Lettieri was a Michigan‐Mellon Design Fellow in Egalitarianism and the Metropolis at Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she was the lead instructor for ArcPrep, an immersive pre-college program in Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, she served as an Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she taught interior design and initiated the pilot program Inclusive Recruitment Strategies. She was a Visiting Critic in the Department of Architecture from 2014 to 2016.
Lettieri worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, CODA, and Biber Architects. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Detroit, and Boston, and published in Project, The Cornell Journal of Architecture, The Plan Journal, and Plat. She received a residency fellowship at MacDowell in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and a Graham grant with Kunlé Adeyemi for the upcoming book African Water Cities, based on studios taught at Cornell AAP, Harvard GSD, Princeton, and Columbia University.
Lettieri earned an M.Arch. at Cornell in 2011 where she received the Richmond Harold Shreve Award and Eschweiler Prize, and a B.F.A. in Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007.
- Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Architectural Education
- 2023 Architecture + Design Independent Projects Grant Recipients
- Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium Exhibition: Junior Architects
- Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium: Junior Architects — Building Disciplinary Transformation Through Education
- (Re)Design Education: Toward Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive Futures