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In conversation with AECOM design expert Suzanne Klein

In conversation with AECOM design expert Suzanne Klein

 May 11, 2021

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The AECOM People Spotlight series offers an inside look at some of the company's technical experts around the world. As part of the series, AECOM spoke with Suzanne Klein, Principal and Associate Vice President specializing in college and university projects. 

An advocate for advancing the client’s mission to advance academic success, Suzanne works closely with stakeholders to explore complex programming, design and campus planning issues associated with science, engineering, student life, and health and wellness.

Her interest in architecture began at age 12 when her parents purchased a historic, but dilapidated farmhouse in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

"Although people may not be aware of the diverse impact, design provides a positive influence in an infinite number of ways. Almost every part of our world involves design – from the smallest details in a space to the planning of entire campuses," says Suzanne.


A passion for design

Suzanne shares her passion for design, her inspiration and work, and the importance of transformative designs for today and tomorrow.

"We must continually strive to implement the most aspirational, germane and evidence-based designs that encourage learning and student engagement, promote diversity and inclusion, and provide opportunities to infuse health and wellness strategies," she explains.

"When I see the results of projects I have worked on, from enthusiastic students to a building’s impact in the campus context, it confirms I am in the right profession."

Read the full article from AECOM's Suzanne Klein.


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