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Kristen Suzda | Architect, Senior Project Manager

RA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

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Kristen has over fifteen years of experience in academic, institutional, and housing work. She began her career in historic preservation to extend the life of existing buildings, and integrates this expertise from time-tested buildings into new construction, adaptive re-use, and renovation projects. Kristen is motivated to create thoughtful, humane spaces that serve current needs while preserving resources for future generations.

Accreditation

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

Education

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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