Lee, Sussman Promoted to Education & Science Associate Principals in New York City

HDR is pleased to announce the promotion of Sally Lee, AIA, and Laura Sussman, AIA, to associate principals for education and science in the New York City architecture studio.

With a combined 20 years of design experience, Lee and Sussman will lead strategic planning and business development for the education and science sector in New York City and the surrounding area.

Sally Lee
Sally Lee

Lee, an architect by training, has been involved in designing education, science, workplace, healthcare and mixed-use projects, including some of the firm’s most exciting projects such as the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

An emerging industry thought leader, Lee has presented at the Lab Design Conference, Healthy City Design International Congress, and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education. Notably, she presented on how technology, big data and autonomous services will revolutionize airport design at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris.

"Sally has a reputation across our design practice for bringing great enthusiasm, innovation and attention to detail to every project she works on," said Kevin Jelinek, HDR's education and science director for the East region. "I know our clients will be energized by her project leadership style and the fresh ideas she brings to the table." 

Laura Sussman
Laura Sussman

Sussman has a background in architecture and interior architecture, with much of her career focused on the research and academic health sector. She joined HDR in 2012, and during her tenure has worked alongside New York University Langone, New York University Dental, Rutgers University and Fordham University. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and recognized with multiple awards. 

In addition to her local project and client leadership, Sussman brings dental school design expertise to projects across North America. Most recently she presented at the Densply Sirona Conference in Bensheim, Germany.

"Laura's commitment to project excellence, quality and design are evidenced by the clients who call on her time and time again," said Daniel Lutz, HDR's managing principal of the New York City architecture studio. "She is their go-to leader for complex and sophisticated research and education projects. We are excited for her to bring that same rigor and dependability as she guides our growing education and science practice in New York."