Kristen Suzda | Associate, Architecture Studio Facilitator



Kristen has over a fifteen years of experience in institutional and commercial work from green house and farm to academic and multi-family housing. She began her career in historic preservation to extend and revive the life of existing buildings as part of the historic and sustainable fabric of our communities. In subsequent work with adaptive re-use, new construction, and renovation, Kristen has integrated this expertise of time-tested building techniques with contemporary sustainability strategies. Alongside her architectural project management, Kristen applies her experience with historic and passive house building envelopes to Building Enclosure Commissioning.

In addition to her project work and facilitating Re:Vision’s Architecture Studio, Kristen leads Re:Vision’s Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism initiative. This effort exists at the intersection of her work in the built environment and her passion for community engagement at the grass-roots level, stemming from her motivation to create thoughtful, humane spaces that serve current needs while preserving resources for future generations.


Registered Architect (NCARB), Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), Living Future Accredited Professional (LFA)


BA, Wesleyan University
MArch and MS Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

Community Involvement

City Committeeperson in Philadelphia, poll watcher protecting election integrity - with the receipts to prove it!
Volunteer and Co-Facilitator of Green Building United’s Living Future Community.

Fun Facts

Sustainability Inspirations

Old buildings, big trees, and thriving walkable communities

Three Things in your Fridge

Almond milk, fermented vegetables, eggs from happy chickens

You Should Know

You may not recognize me if I’m not wearing a bike helmet.

Special Place

The beach. I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and sand and water feel like home.

Career Advice

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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