Spiezle is pleased to announce that Suzanne Barnes, AIA, has joined the firm as Director of Client Services. With over four decades of experience in architecture, design, and business development, Suzanne brings a breadth of experience in senior living, healthcare, and mixed-use development to the Spiezle team. She has spearheaded large-scale senior living, mixed-use design projects that serve more than 7,000 residents.
“Suzanne’s experience and integration into Central Florida make her a perfect catalyst for our continued growth,” said Steven Leone, Principal at Spiezle. “I’m excited to have Suzanne join our talented team. Her thoughtful, client-focused approach and intrinsic knowledge of the region make her a perfect fit at our firm. I look forward to working with her as she helps the firm become even more dynamic and impactful.”
Suzanne is a member of the AIA National Design for Aging Advisory Board, Women in Architecture, and former chair of the Orlando Foundation for Architecture. She is currently a part of the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI), working to increase diversity in the real estate industry. She is an excellent collaborator and successfully builds meaningful relationships with owners and operators. At Spiezle, Suzanne will focus on further developing the healthcare and senior living practice groups in Florida.
“Spiezle is a highly acclaimed firm with a robust team of distinguished professionals,” said Barnes. “I look forward to joining the team and working closely with them to create healing environments all along the continuum of care.”
Barnes’s previous roles include Director of Design and Principal Architect for various architecture firms, senior living facilities, and hospitals. She has served on numerous city and civic boards. She is the recipient of the Creating Legacies Award for Westminster Communities, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Design Construction Planning, and the AIA Nils Schweizer Community Service Award from AIA Orlando. She earned her Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
About Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.
Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service architectural and planning firm. Founded in 1954, the firm is known for innovative design, financially responsible solutions, and personalized service. Spiezle serves a wide array of clients in markets that include academic, senior living, acute healthcare, corporate/commercial, government, hospitality, landscape architecture, electrical engineering, urban planning, multi-family, enhanced construction administration, recreational, and religion. Spiezle is listed in the Top 100 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record and the Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms by Architectural Record. Learn more at www.spiezle.com.