Susan Bruker, RA, has more than 30 years of experience designing senior living communities. As a principal of Lawrence Group - an architecture, interior design and planning firm - Susan has led the design of over a million square feet of skilled nursing, assisted living and independent senior living facilities. With a passion for senior living care, Susan is dedicated to planning and designing concepts that focus on person-centered care and active living to enhance the quality of life for senior adults. Susan is an active supporter of LeadingAge, a founding member of Access Resources of Missouri and has served on the Board of Advisors for the Downtown St. Louis YMCA. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Kentucky and has previously presented at the Pioneer Network and LeadingAge (state and national) conferences. She has been a licensed nursing home administrator and is a registered architect.