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Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino, RA

Director, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center

B.A., William & Mary
M.Arch., Virginia Tech

Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino is an architect and Professor of Architecture at the Washington/Alexandria Architecture Consortium (WAAC), the College’s urban campus.

Susan received her Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Before joining Virginia Tech, she taught at the University of Maryland and the Catholic University of America.

Her 1st book, Devil’s Workshop: 25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture, on Jersey Devil and design/build was published by Princeton Architectural Press. Her articles have appeared in the popular and professional press, including the “Journal of Architectural Education”, “Journal of Urban Technology” and “Perspecta 29” among others. And she has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, as well as architecture schools from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi to the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile.

She is the former national president of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, served on the design committee for the National Peace Garden Foundation, and has been a consultant to the Department of Energy for the Solar Decathlon.

Since 2002 she has been a consulting curator to the National Building Museum, and most recently was the guest curator for Tools of the Imagination and editor of its eponymous companion book, to be published by Princeton Architectural Press in fall 2006.