Susan is a senior landscape architect in design and construction at the National Capital Commission. She was the project manager for the design and construction phases of the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, which received an award from the American Institute of Architects, among others. Susan managed research initiatives in sustainable communities at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), aimed at fostering innovation in affordable, energy-efficient, transit- and pedestrian-oriented communities across Canada, such as EQuilibrim Communities, and Affordability and Choice Today. While at CMHC, she managed and co-wrote Landscape Guide for Canadian Homes, which received an award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Pursuing her interest in sustainable communities, she founded Conservation Co-operative Homes, an 84-unit housing co-op in Ottawa, and served on the Board of Directors during its design and construction. It represented Canada in the international Green Building Challenge in 1998. Susan has a master’s degree in Architecture from McGill University in the Affordable Homes Program and a BLA from the University of Guelph.