Susan Neaton, LEED®AP BD+C

Senior Project Architect

“A beautiful building creates an understanding of our activities and social relationships and not only accommodates our living patterns but also gives us lasting value, mixing the poetic with the practical.”

Susan has practiced architecture in Seattle since 1978 through a combination of architecture, construction administration, project management, and environmental stewardship with aesthetically pleasing design. Noted for innovative design and planning services, Susan’s projects incorporate all types of new structures, renovation and conservation of existing, additions, remodels, and interiors. Clients include commercial & public facilities, multifamily, restaurants, and retail.

Susan believes that amazing design is the unstated goals of all projects. Creativity occurs when both the architect and the client actively participate in the design process, and the architect responds to the client’s requirements.

Susan has over 25 years’ expertise in Project Management & Construction Administration including
13 years as an owner’s representative. Susan is highly skilled in scheduling, budgeting, lease coordination, purchasing, bidding and contracts, vendors, consultants, and in-house coordination. Her projects range from $5,000 – $15,000,000.

Susan has LEED® AP BD+C certification, and her projects encompass rooftop photovoltaic panels, solar water heating, rain water collection, gray water, and energy management systems. Green solutions surface during the design process. Green can be simple or complicated technological resolutions:
solar, solar thermal, added insulation, strategic window placement, and lighting/energy management control.

A trailblazer in energy and environment, Susan taught community classes in green design and materials.
Since the mid-1980′s her projects have included specifications built to maximize energy efficiency,
recycled content, and local material sourcing.