Susan Jones

founder & architect



Susan Jones, FAIA, LEED BD+C is a practicing architect, and founded atelierjones in 2003. Their work entwines design, research, and community engagement to create sustainable urban projects:  of sites, buildings, materials, waste, and ways of living. atelierjones has been recognized by numerous national, regional and local design awards, and has been published nationally and internationally. Recently atelierjones completed a live/work residential loft urban infill project, Pike Station, in Seattle projecting net-zero water use, and completed an acclaimed renovation of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in lower Queen Anne.  Now under construction is the first phase of a high-end 21-unit rowhouse project on the shores of Lake Union. Conceptual research projects include an urban farm including modular greenhouses and a five story living wall of highly productive hydroponic agriculture, as well as research work with Cross Laminated Timber for single family homes.  Susan earned her B.A from Stanford in Philosophy, and her M.Arch from the Harvard GSD in 1988.  She is licensed in 15 states, has been a visiting design critic at numerous universities, and is Affiliate Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington. Originally from Bellingham, Washington, she has travelled extensively, and lived in San Francisco, Boston, Vienna, Berlin, Catania, Sicily, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Currently she lives in downtown Seattle with her husband, Marco, with their two teenaged children, Rogan and Domenica.


Position: founder & architect