Principal and Director
Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc
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.
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.
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!