Suzanne Drake, CID, LEED AP, EDAC
Senior Associate & Senior Interior Designer
Suzanne Drake is a senior associate and senior interior designer in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office, and co-chairs the firmwide Healthy Materials Task Force. Her career has focused on commercial interiors, healthful environments and green interiors. She draws on two decades of green research to support client initiatives and environmental goals. Drake is a passionate green living educator and advisor who shares her knowledge through her design work, teaching and speaking engagements. Her book, EcoSoul: Save the Planet and Yourself by ReThinking your Everyday Habits, was published in 2013.
EcoDesign Alignment: Pushing Boundaries of Design
Construction, architecture and interior design industry professionals are thinking more and more about product materials, ingredient transparency and what clients are asking for in healthful building materials to meet LEED and other green building initiatives. Suzanne Drake finds that for eco-design principles to be sustainable, the design community needs to be in alignment. The latest innovations in “eco industrial design” need to respond to the current trends and innovations in the same field.