Senior Associate | Project Manager III
“See problems as opportunities and learn to embrace them. Create function always but make it beautiful.”
Susan took on her first design project in sixth grade, when she and her sister finally got their rooms in their Northern Virginia home. She threw herself into painting, arranging, and rearranging her new bedroom. The project made her an “Ikea whiz,” she jokes, but it also gave her the first inkling that different layouts can change one’s perception of space.
Susan pursued her bachelors in Interior design, graduating in 2006 and immediately immersing herself in the hospitality design industry. She has extensive knowledge of projects ranging from large and small for all different brands for over 15 years before joining ForrestPerkins in search of new and different challenges. Hospitality prepares you for almost anything in the design industry, and as markets seek new opportunities, incorporating hospitality design into Multi-Residential and Senior Living communities are a requirement.
Susan’s role as a Project Manager at Forrestperkins allows her to design spaces holistically and seek to enhance design through the architecture of the space. She manages the client’s expectations and keeps their budget and schedule front of mind as the design develops. With a talent for understanding the critical path, Susan manages the team to ensure timely presentations that exceed expectations and offer vital information to owners and contractors to keep a project moving smoothly forward.