Susan O’Connell, AIA, DBIA, LEED-AP BD+C
Principal & Director of Education Studio
Susan is the Director of AC Martin’s Education Studio and has over 30 years of experience leading architectural firms in the design and management of academic projects throughout Southern California and the US. She has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to build consensus among large, complex user groups. Her approach to building consensus starts with her ability to listen and discern real concerns, distill a wide range of input, and identify a common ground so that, through a process of negotiation, a substantive design solution is found and embraced. Susan’s strength lies in her ability to collaborate with clients and take great architectural concepts through to a completed project that fulfills the client’s vision. Susan received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University.