Susan Lomonaco, AIA, Treasurer
Susan Lomonaco, also known as Suvi, has been working as an architect in the capital district for over a decade. She has completed a variety of projects, from Alzheimer care to parrot pavilions, but most recently has enjoyed working with non-profits to create affordable housing with distinct, desirable and socially functional designs. Her latest venture is two pronged, involving starting a family and her own architecture firm – Suvi Architecture Studio PLLC. Her career goals are to bring uplifting, inspiring and gainful designs to people of all walks of life regardless of their social or financial abilities. Her life goals are to figure out how to balance her career goals with raising a global conscious and compassionate child while also getting the laundry folded.
Susan joined the Executive Committee in order to expand her network of colleagues while also helping to bring accessibility and fun to the Eastern NY AIA. Her hope is to plug in our islands of professionals to create an organic community of skills, experience and knowledge that can be fostered and exchanged. Susan would love to see more experienced architects mentoring the younger generation to expose them to a wider variety of project types and techniques while the newer designers can help introduce the latest computer programs and innovative materials. She believes that the AIA’s learning resources and social events can be the outlet for that community.