Advisory Board Member:

Susan Black

Principal and Director

Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc

Healthcare Design Work

Understanding how architecture and the associated design professions support human and environmental wellbeing is a source of inspiration, inevitably reinforced through collaboration with talented colleagues and visionary clients on projects which support our futures.

About Susan

Susan is the founding partner of Perkins Eastman Black Architects in Toronto, Canada. Her work spans the full range of large-scale master planning, architecture and interior design. Healthcare is a serious focus of the firm, where creativity, inclusivity and collaborative initiatives have resulted in new approaches for projects serving specialty acute and complex-continuing care hospitals, dementia-friendly and children-friendly environments, and ambulatory facilities worldwide.

Education & Credentials

- Ontario College of Art, Interior Design (AOCA)
- University of Manitoba, Masters in Architecture (M.Arch)
- Licensed Member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
- International Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
- Certified – National Council for Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
- Health Facilities Symposium and Exhibition Advisory Board (HFSE)

Fun Fact

Aligning with a research study on what women would like to see in their new hospital, including First Nation’s references to the ‘wise women’s home’,  Susan explored the pre-Cambrian shield in Ontario to source a huge rock. 


On the construction site for Women’s College Hospital , Toronto – Gaia is in the building!