Suzanne Sowinski

Suzanne Sowinski


President/Director of
Sustainable Building


Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Practices, San Francisco Institute of Architecture | 2011

Master's Certificate in Sustainable Design, Boston Architecture College | 2007

Bachelor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology | 1985


Sowinski Sullivan, PC | President/Director of Sustainable Building | 1996 – Present

Boston Architectural College | Master's Program in Sustainable Design | 2007 – 2014

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey | Staff Architect | 1985 – 1989


Registered Architect: CT, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, WA, WV

Member, AIA

Member, NCARB

Member, ICC

Member, US Green Building Council — National, NJ Chapter, NY Chapter

Member, Green Globes

Member, ASHRAE

Member, NJ Uniform Construction Code

Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Member, Metropolitan Railway Club of NY

Member, WTS Philadelphia Chapter


Suzanne Sowinski is the President and Director of Sustainable Building of Sowinski Sullivan. Prior to forming the firm in 1996, Suzanne was a staff architect at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where she worked extensively on transportation projects.

In addition to her management role as the President, Suzanne leads the training and mentoring programs and the Quality Assurance Committee. She has a strong interest in sustainable building and is the author of A History of Sustainable Architecture: Design Funda­mentals. As Director of Sustainable Building, she leads the sustainable projects throughout the firm. Among the sustainable projects she's worked on, she has assisted Metro-North Railroad in updating its sustainable standards based on new state executive orders; developed CTDOT's sustainable design guidelines and strategies, including conducting a comparison of CT state legislation, LEED, and Green Globes in order to develop implementation strategies for 11 new stations; and developed a study of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as a basis for the sustainable strategy implementation for a new intermodal station for COLTS.