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Susan Speigel

Architect

OAA, FRAIC, TSA, B.A, B.ARCH (EQ.M.ARCH)

Biography

 
Susan Speigel is an Architect practicing in Toronto for over 30 years. She has created Susan Speigel Architect Inc. (SSA), a design studio rooted in community building and innovative thinking to push forward actionable projects. Her current work crosses many practices and disciplines to create what she calls ‘Social Architecture in the Public Realm’. Speigel is Core faculty at George Brown College (GBC) at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) for 7 years.
 
Speigel’s pioneering work includes pilot projects which demonstrate her adept hand at executing a social architecture vision with a community of citizens and institutional stakeholders. Her consultative and collaborative approach has ushered in design strategies that generate funding models which fuel, not only the cost of construction, but operating capital for educating and employing the local residential pool to maintain and grow with the design executions. Speigel’s innate ability to design with empathy through this multi-disciplinary approach has allowed for the creation of unique solutions in response to community concerns and global dialogues. 

Education

Bachelor of Architecture (EQ.MArch)
University of Toronto

 

Toronto, CA

1981 - 1985

Bachelor of Arts
University of Toronto

 

Toronto, CA

1977 - 1980

New School for Social Research

 

New York City, USA

1978

The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies

 

New York City, USA

1978

Professional Experience

Susan Speigel Architect Inc. (SSA studio)
Principal

www.ssastudio.com/

Toronto, CA
1993-present

Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College
Core Faculty

Toronto, CA
2008 - present

thinkthinkthink Inc. Internet Company
Partner

Toronto, CA
1997 - 2005

Isosceles Developments Incorporated
President

Toronto, CA
1985 - 2007

Brown and Storey Architects
Associate

Toronto, CA
1991 - 1993

Boigon & Armstrong Architects
Associate

Toronto, CA
1989 - 1991

Villa Villa Architect
Partner

Toronto, CA
1986 - 1989