As a founding Principal of PlaceMakers, LLC Susan Henderson currently serves as Director of Design. Susan oversees PlaceMakers' design services, including Pattern Books, SmartCode customizations, and Planning. The PlaceMakers Pattern Books sets a new standard for building that ensures context appropriate projects in which architectural detail is of the highest quality, and is regionally calibrated and carefully integrated within the Transect.
In a career that began in Austin, Texas, and included work on the Federal Courthouse Complex renovation and expansion there, Susan has since brought her keen understanding of architecture and planning to community design/build projects throughout the southern United States, including seven years with Mouzon & Associates, Architects in Huntsville, Alabama, where she helped set a new standard for both classical and vernacular architecture in the region.
Susan graduated cum laude from Ball State University with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design and a minor in Honors Studies. She is an active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a participant in the CNU's Charter Design Council, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She lives and works amidst the southwestern charms of Albuquerque, New Mexico.