Susan Sutton brings a multidisciplinary approach to her classes in ARH, IAD and LA, teaching a combination of studio classes, history, and theory. She received her BA in architecture and her M. Arch from Yale University and went on to work on health care design, restaurants, hospitality spaces, and residential projects. She then shifted gears somewhat and completed a PhD in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union,. Her dissertation explored the ways that classic suburbia subconsciously encodes our ideas of “the good life” by playing upon utopian religious and secular imagery.
She is originally from Austin, TX but has been proud to call San Francisco home since 1991. She began working at the Academy in 2007 and teaches both onsite and online, using her knowledge of the Bay Area to connect students with their interests.