Susan Fitzgerald Architecture
Susan Fitzgerald (MArch’99) is a partner at Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd. and founding director of the design-build research practice Susan Fitzgerald Architecture. Originally from the UK Susan has been widely published internationally and the recipient of many awards, including the 2011 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome, the EnRoute Air Canada Award in partnership with the RAIC, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Excellence. Susan was made a fellow of the RAIC in 2015 and is a Professor of Practice in the School of Architecture.
Originally from the West Midlands, UK Susan completed her BSc at UCL, London and her BID at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC. Before moving to Halifax she worked with Arthur Erickson in Vancouver as an interior designer. She graduated from Dalhousie in 1999 with her MArch and was awarded the RAIC Medal.
Susan Fitzgerald Architecture is a Halifax-based design, build and research practice. It is a laboratory for the integration of architectural design and intellectual content, with a focus on the city and landscape. The work explores the intimacy between design and the craft of construction: the combined act of making where research and architecture actively inform one another. The design-build insertions into the urban fabric challenge ideas about nature, density, land use by-laws, and program diversity in the city. Each of the projects pursues important architectural ideas, which have been recognized through awards, publications, and exhibitions.
Recent projects include the Cabots Links Lodge, Inverness and the Dr. William D. Finn Centre for Forensic Medicine, Dartmouth. The Productive Urban Landscapes: Cities Cultivation Context exhibition was recently part of a lecture series in Canada and the UK, focusing on the spatial relationship between cities and food, both in cultivation and consumption. The firm’s innovative method of creating architecture has been explored in an international exhibition: The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture.
Susan was made a fellow of the RAIC in 2015. She lives with her partner and two children in Halifax, NS.
For more information about Susan Fitzgerald Architecture: http://www.susanfitzgeraldarchitecture.com/