About Susanna Houwen

Over a Decade of Local Experience

•     Registered architect and LEED AP

•     Over 12 years of local experience in all phases of architectural services.

•     Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, in a construction industry family

•     Post-graduate architecture degree at the University of British Columbia

•     Works primarily with wood-frame residential low-rise buildings throughout the Greater Vancouver area

Balancing Elegant Design, Durability and Buildability

•     Experience a balance between building envelope/code firms, and design-oriented firms.

•     See http://ca.linkedin.com/in/susannahouwen for previous work history.

•     Understands the viewpoint of the client, designer, the engineers, and the construction staff

•     Approaches each project as a joint effort among all stakeholders

On the roof of a custom single family home* in West Vancouver, Susanna developed a solution to this tricky roof interface that respected both the architect’s design intent and the extreme exposure conditions.
*Work completed while at a previous firm.

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