Susan O’Connell

Managing Principal

As the Managing Principal in charge of the Public-Private Sector, Susan is in charge of keeping the big goals of design, budget, and schedule in balance for the Higher Education, Aviation, and Special Services Studios, by establishing overall sector objectives and coordinating the implementation plans of the distinct studios. She is a hands-on Principal, and provides executive level management of select major projects. With over 35 years of experience leading the design and management of projects throughout Southern California and the US, Susan brings an expertise in large complex teams, alternative project delivery methods, and best practices that lead to the success completion of projects with exceeding client goals. Susan received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University.