Susan A. Maxman

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Resident City: Philadelphia

Resident State/Province: Pennsylvania

Resident Country: United States

Notes: first female President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Sources: "Susain A. Maxman, FAIA: Design Principal." SMP Architects Online Home. 12 June 2008


Subject: Sustainable Design


Employer: Susan Maxman & Partners, Architects Ltd

Title: President

City: Philadelphia

State: Pennsylvania

Country: United States



No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: AIA Philadelphia's Thomas U. Walter Award

Description: initial recipient

Date Received: January 01, 2007

Name: Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

No projects on record


Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Degree: M.Arch

Institution: Ball State University

Degree: Honorary Doctorate of humanities

Institution: Smith College

Notes: class of '60, transfered to University of Pennsylvania after two years at Smith College


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia Executive Committee

Role: Member

Organization: American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Role: Fellow (FAIA), President

Organization: Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women

Role: Member

Organization: University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Role: Chair of the Board of Overseers

Publications By

Title: Toward a new urban vision

Publication: Architecture

Volume: 82

Issue: 1

Page: 37,39

Notes: January 1993

Title: Manufactured housing: Urban Design Project

Co-author: Muscoe Martin

Publication: Urban Land

Volume: 56

Issue: 3

Page: 49-51

Notes: March 1997

Publications About

Title: Great American Home Awards: Glorious Revivals

Author: Rachel S. Cox

Publication: Historic Preservation

Volume: 48

Issue: 1

Page: 68-87

Notes: January-February 1996

Title: With Honors: a 1760 Pennsylvania Farmhouse Wins the Top Prize for Restoration From the National Trust.

Author: Tracie Rozhon

Publication: House Beautiful

Volume: 138

Issue: 3

Page: 74

Notes: March 1996

Title: Thinking Globally: Local Applications of Environmental Precepts Distinguish Susan Maxman's Philadelphia Practice

Author: Andrea Oppenheimer Dean

Publication: Historic Preservation

Volume: 45

Issue: 4

Page: 12,14-15

Notes: July-August 1993

Title: Philadelphia story: Susan Maxman Architects

Author: Heidi Landecker

Publication: Architecture

Volume: 80

Issue: 10

Page: 46-49

Notes: October 1991