Susie Teal, AIA, LEED AP


Portrait of Susie Teal.
Portrait of Susie Teal.

Susie joined COOKFOX in 2012 and plays a vital role in the development and design of the firm’s new projects. In addition to her contribution to proposals, she was the project architect for Phase Two of City Point, a three-part mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. The project received the Award for Excellence in Design from the New York City Public Design Commission in 2013. Susie was also the project architect for 535 Carlton, an affordable building in the Pacific Park development in Brooklyn. Most recently, Susie served as project manager of 378 West End Avenue, a residential preservation and expansion on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She is currently the project manager of 1900 Crystal Drive in Arlington, VA and other developments in the Washington DC Metro area. Within the studio, Susie is involved in operations, staffing, strategic planning and business development, as well as guiding the studio’s Mission and Culture; she is integral to the Green Team, Mentorship Team, and Healthy Materials Team, all studio-wide initiatives. She regularly shares her expertise in biophilic and sustainable design, housing and exterior wall design. She has presented at the AIA Conference on Architecture, Greenbuild, CitiesAlive, NYCxDesign, the Façades+ Conference, and the Urban Green Council.

Prior to starting at COOKFOX, Susie spent 5 years at Skidmore Owings & Merrill working on a range of projects both domestic and international. She worked on multiple school projects, including the High School for Art & Design in New York City, and the Syracuse University Basketball Training Facility. She also worked on large-scale commercial and mixed-use projects in Asia and the Middle East. As a runner, Susie is inspired by the architectural nuances of the streets of New York.


  • University of Cincinnati, College of Design Architecture, Arts & Planning, Cincinnati, OH
    Master of Architecture, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2002
535 Carlton - rooftop
The 9th floor terrace garden, designed by Terrain NYC, includes a vegetable garden and an outdoor dining area for residents. Photography by Chris Payne.