Susannah Drake, FASLA FAIA, is an adjunct professor of architecture and landscape architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where she teaches studio and seminar courses.
She is the founding principal of DLANDstudio, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary practice which she has recently merged with Sasaki. DLANDstudio has earned significant recognition for innovative design and research including the AIA New Practices New York Award, Chicago Athenaeum Award, City, State, and National AIA and ASLA Awards as well as Design Excellence Recognition from the NYC Public Art Commission. DLANDstudio’s projects include RPA Bight Coastal Urbanism, Gowanus Tanks Park, QueensWay, MoMA Rising Currents, BQGreen, and Gowanus Sponge Park.
Before joining Cooper Union, she taught at Harvard, IIT, FIU, CCNY, Syracuse University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Susannah is a Fellow of the ASLA, AIA, received the AIA Young Architects Award, and was recognized as an Architectural League Emerging Voice. She has received numerous grants and fellowships for adapting infrastructure corridors for stormwater capture, climate resilience, and park creation. She is currently a peer advisor to the U.S. State Department Bureau of Overseas Operations. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.