- PhD Student, Architecture
Combining her interdisciplinary design practice with a first career in IT, sixth-generation Kansan Suzan Hampton explores the potential of synthesizing place-identity with public/private partnerships and site-specific, mixed media public art to foster community and environmental resilience.
Her professional experience includes residential, small commercial, higher education, and museum architectural design, landscape architecture, exhibition design, and land use planning. At Apple Inc., Hampton worked on early versions of Apple TV and the iPhone, among other projects. She is the Andrew W. Mellon IARI Graduate Research Fellow for 2022 -2023 and serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Studio 509 Design/Build.
A LEED AP BD+C since 2010, Hampton earned her M.Arch at The University of New Mexico where her work focused on natural building systems in desert environments.