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Suzanne Marie Zuniga, AIA


Business Address
301 NE 65th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
503.408.1405
suzanne@zuniga-arch.com
Home Address
301 NE 65th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
503.261.0916
Birthdate and Place
December 20, 1962; Houston, Texas.
Education
The University of Texas @ Austin, Austin, TX
Bachelor of Architecture 1987

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Travel-Study Program, Europe 1983

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Post-Professional Option of the Master of Architecture 1993

Architecture Licensure
Oregon
1999–present

New York
1994–2001

Connecticut
1999

NCARB Certification
1999–present


Professional Experience

July 2003–present
Principal, Suzanne Zuniga Architect LLC, Portland, OR. Portfolio includes residential and commercial, new construction, additions and renovations.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Portland Center, University of Oregon. Taught an Intermediate Architecture Design Studio, Inhabited Bridge, Fall Quarter, 2008.
Coalition for a Livable Future Office, Portland, OR. Schematic Design. Design and layout of a new office space including a loft with a conference room below and storage above. The project is being designed to maximize the use of salvaged materials, including windows, lumber, and counters from bowling alley lanes.
Vegh/Mintier Residence, Portland, OR. Deconstruction/rebuild of the 2nd Floor with two bedrooms, bath, and laundry. Each bedroom has high vaulted ceilings and a small balcony. Project includes full seismic upgrade, in-floor radiant heat with a tankless hot water heater, enhanced daylighting and natural ventilation, energy efficient windows, light fixtures and appliances, salvaged materials, high recycled content materials, and non-toxic materials and finishes.
My House, Portland OR. Gut and Renovation of first floor, including kitchen, dining, living, study, bath, and laundry. The design includes an expanded kitchen and new bay window in the living room, however the actual footprint was reduced. Project includes in-floor radiant heat with a tankless hot water heater, eco-roof, rainwater harvesting for whole house, enhanced daylighting, energy efficient windows, light fixtures and appliances, salvaged flooring, framing, and cabinet doors, high recycled content materials, non-toxic materials and finishes.
Bear Creek Orchards, Medford Oregon. Harry & David, Developer. Schematic Design. Two hundred units of community designed, sustainable farm worker housing on two sites.
Knudsen Residence, Beaverton OR. Construction Documents. New single family home on a narrow sloped site with a southern view. The structure is dug into the hill and the large green roof creates continuity within the landscape; it was designed to maximize views and solar energy, and includes passive solar design, universal design, solar photovoltaic panels for electrical power, solar hot water for domestic and space heat, radiant in-floor heat, tankless hot water heater, earthen floors, Faswall ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) construction, rainscreen, salvaged wood, non-toxic materials and finishes, and high recycled content materials.
Ankeny Lofts, Portland, OR. Ralph Austin Inc., and BridgeSpan Capital, Developers. Permitted for commercial and residential use. Two flex-use 4000 SF buildings around a bioswale. Potentially 1-4 lofts per building, with the ability to connect lofts as use changes. The design incorporates a service spine for future utility system upgrades and kit-of parts for various uses. Project includes passive solar design, solar hot water, hydronic heat, Pentstar® wall system, rainscreen, non-toxic materials and finishes, high recycled content materials, and bioswale.
Tomlinson/Madigan Residence, Portland, OR. Renovations within the existing footprint, including kitchen, eating, and bath on first floor and bath on second floor.
Kellems Residence, White Salmon, OR. New timber framed single family home in rural setting. The house was carefully sited into a knoll to embrace the view and optimize solar exposure. Project includes universal design, passive solar design, salvaged materials, and hydronic/geothermal heat.
Portland Waldorf School Community Design and Master Plan. The Portland Waldorf School, Milwaukie, OR. Partnered with Sustainable Systems Design to develop and facilitate a community design process to create a Master Plan for expansion on their site.
Guild Residence, Lake Oswego, OR. Kitchen and Family Room renovations.
Steffen Residence, Portland, OR. Construction Documents. Gut and renovations to kitchen and living area to open up the rooms and ceiling, with a small office addition with an ecoroof.
Yazzolino Residence, North Plains OR. Schematic Design for new timber framed single family home in rural setting.
Borok Residence, Portland, OR. Deconstruction and re-build of the 2nd floor/roof with three bedrooms, office, bath, and laundry. Project includes low flow plumbing fixtures, enhanced daylighting and natural ventilation, energy efficient windows, light fixtures and appliances, salvaged materials, high recycled content materials, and non-toxic materials and finishes.
Rosalyn Villa. Portland, OR. Charles Iheanacho, Developer. Provided design revisions, sustainable design, Construction Documents and Construction Administration for a new affordable 4-plex for people with AIDS. Project includes advanced framing, rainscreen, energy efficient windows, appliances and light fixtures, and non-toxic materials and finishes.
Peninsula Park Commons Cohousing, Portland, OR. Orange Splot LLC, developer. Schematic Design for an addition to an existing, cohousing community with three new units and a common outdoor space.
Pearl Lofts, Ellensburg, WA. Ralph Austin, Developer. Permitted for residential and commercial use. Three flex-use 4000 SF buildings around a large landscaped courtyard with rain gardens. Potentially 1-4 lofts per building, with the ability to connect lofts as use changes. The design incorporates a service spine for future utility system upgrades and kit-of parts for various uses. Project includes rainwater harvesting for toilets, passive solar design, solar photovoltaics for electrical power, solar hot water, hydronic heat, Pentstar® wall system, non-toxic materials and finishes, high recycled content materials, rain gardens and native landscaped courtyards.
Fuglister/Burke Kitchen Renovation/Addition, Portland, OR. Renovation and addition to existing kitchen. Project includes eco-roof, non-toxic materials, recycled content materials, energy efficient light fixtures and low flow plumbing fixtures.
Sustainable Guidelines Workgroup: Revised guidelines and threshold criteria required for all affordable housing projects funded by the Portland Development Commission, 2005.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Portland Center, University of Oregon. Taught an Intermediate Architecture Design Studio, Summer Quarter, 2005.
Juror, Living Smart Competition, City of Portland. An international competition for narrow lot house design of excellence, 2004.
Planning Staff Adjunct, Community Development Department, Planning Division, City of Lake Oswego. Infill Advisors Team. Work with the planning staff and the applicant’s architect to provide design feedback and recommendations for approval for projects applying for Residential Infill Design Review (Alternative Process), 2003-present.

January 2001–March 2003
Partner, Salmon Street Design, Portland, OR
Project Architect of all projects. Portfolio includes residential and commercial, new construction, additions and renovations.

Buka’s Place, Portland, OR. Charles Iheanacho, Developer. Six units of attached affordable sustainable housing wrapped around an existing renovated house with a landscaped courtyard in between. Parking was tucked under the back corner to take advantage of a sloped site. Project includes efficient framing, hydronic heat, non-toxic materials, salvaged materials, and recycled content materials.
Russet Duplex and Morris Triplex, Portland, OR. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative. Five units of affordable sustainable housing. Project includes efficient framing, rainscreen, hydronic heat, non-toxic materials, and recycled content materials. Featured in the 2004 Build It Green Tour.
PCRI Scattered Sites, Portland OR. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative. Ten units of affordable sustainable housing on 2 sites. A 6-plex and duplex on one site with a yard and parking court, and two ‘skinny’ houses on another site. Project includes efficient framing, hydronic heat, non-toxic materials, and recycled content materials. Project received a Governor’s Livability Award in 2002.
Plaza De Cedro, Portland, OR. Portland Habitat for Humanity. Seven units of affordable sustainable housing. Two triplexes arranged around a large green space with existing mature oak trees on a flag lot, and a single family house on the street. Project includes efficient framing, hydronic heat, non-toxic materials, and recycled content materials.
Newberg Area Habitat For Humanity Homes at S. Everest & Third Streets, Newberg, OR. Four units of affordable sustainable housing.
Gillem/Horrel Bathroom, Portland, OR. Renovation and expansion of existing bathroom to create new larger bath and linen area. Featured in Oregon Home magazine.
Savage Residence, Portland, OR. Renovation of lower level to remove existing indoor pool and create new guest rooms, bathroom and family room. Deconstruction and renovation of existing decks.
Heil Residence, Portland, OR. Renovation of existing one bedroom home and addition of new bedroom and bathroom.
Webster Kitchen/Laundry/Mudroom Renovation, Portland, OR. Addition and renovation to kitchen, mudroom, office area and laundry room.
Baird-Bean Residence Renovation, Portland, OR. Renovation of 2nd floor into master suite with new dormers. New French doors and landing on first floor.

June 1999–January 2001
Executive Director, Portland Community Design, Portland OR.
Directed the architectural design and development firm with a focus on affordable sustainable housing and community development with a staff of six under the Board of Directors. Project Architect of all architectural projects, including feasibility studies, neighborhood and community planning, multi and single family affordable housing, educational, mixed-use and commercial projects. Fundraising, including a $135,000 grant from the EPA. Asset management. Representative projects:

Sustainable Guidelines Workgroup: Created Guidelines and threshold criteria required for all affordable housing projects funded by the Portland Development Commission, 2000.
ReBuilding Center Expansion Design Charrette, Portland, OR. Design Charrette to identify green building opportunities for proposed renovations/additions to the ReBuilding Center.
2500 MLK Rehabilitation, Portland, OR. Mike Warwick, Developer. Renovation/ restoration of existing commercial space into showroom, manufacturing facility, and warehouse.
St. Johns Feasibility, Portland, OR. Foundation for Social Resources. Feasibility Study of the conversion of existing garages into a community center, health clinic and educational classroom.
Pacific Crest Community School Renovation, Portland, OR. Master Plan and design and coordination of phased renovations and additions.
HOF 3- and 4-Plex, Portland OR. Housing Our Families CDC. Affordable sustainable housing.
Sabin 3- and 4-plex, Portland, OR. Sabin CDC. Affordable sustainable housing.
Green Building Work Sessions, Portland OR. Participated in a series of work sessions to create a Green Building Action Plan, that led to testimony before City Council to approve the Green Building Initiative. City of Portland, Office of Energy.

February 1997-June 1999
Principal, Suzanne Zuniga Architect, Wilton, CT

Grube Residence, Norwalk CT. Full renovation of single family home.
McDermott Residence, Ridgefield CT. Renovation and 2-story addition to single family home.
Youngquist Guest House, Wilton, CT. New garage with guest house above.
Green Specifications. Developed green specifications and product sources for several local architectural firms.
Strategic Plan. Developed a strategic business plan for Lorie R. Jones and Associates to integrate sustainable design into the practice.
Contract Work, with the firm of Lorie R. Jones and Associates.

November 1996
gave birth to a beautiful girl.


September 1995 - November 1996
Project Manager, Lorie R. Jones & Associates, Greenwich CT

Rosner Residence, New York, NY. Full renovation of townhome on Central Park.
DaPuzzo Residence, Greenwich, CT. Full renovation and addition of two new wings to single family home.
McDonald Residence, Greenwich, CT. Renovation of kitchen and breakfast area, and master suite and addition of new garage and pool to classic Victorian single family home.
Khouri Residence, Greenwich, CT. Renovations and addition of pool house with roof garden/terrace above and porte cochere.
McGirr Residence, Greenwich, CT. Renovation and addition, raising 2nd story roof.
57 Lismore Lane, Greenwich CT. New spec house.

September 1994–September 1995
Project Manager, Fletcher + Thompson, Bridgeport, CT

Southport Middle School, Southport, CT. Renovations and additions.
Westport Middle School, Westport, CT. Renovations and additions.

October 1993–February 1994
Project Manager, JCS and Associates, New York, NY

Hearst Courtyard, New York, NY. Renovation of large courtyard in the Hearst Building.
99 Wall, New York, NY. Renovation of exterior façade, lobby and elevators core of commercial office building on Wall Street.

January 1992–May 1993
Teaching Fellow, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Advanced Theory Seminar (Graduate), Spring 1993
Undergraduate Design Studio, Fall 1992
Computers for Architects, Spring 1992 and Fall 1992

Extra-curricular activities
Organizer, Post Professional Lecture Series, Yale University, Fall 1992
Organizer, Architecture Film Series, Yale University, Spring 1993

Summer 1992
Project Manager, David Barbour Architect, Black Rock, CT

Various residential and small commercial projects.

January 1991–August 1991
Contract architectural work for various architectural firms.


January 1988–January 1991
Intern/Project Manager, Philip Johnson with John Burgee Architects, New York, NY

343 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA. Renovation/restoration of historical downtown building with new 13-story office tower addition. Project Manager, Design Development through Completion.
4 Times Square, Preliminary design on 4 new towers in Times Square. Project Manager, Schematic Design.
New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx, NY. Job Captain.

June 1986–January 1987
Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, New York, NY
Professional Residency Program, The University of Texas @ Austin

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Chalk & Vermillion Gallery, New York, NY
Friman Apartment, New York, NY

June 1985–September 1986
Intern, The Austin Group Architects, Austin TX
Various commercial and multi-family residential projects.


Summer 1982
Intern, Dailey, Wann and Michael, Architects, Austin, TX
Various small residential and commercial projects.


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Governor’s Livability Award, Livable Oregon, 2002. PCRI Split Duplex, Portland Community Design and Salmon Street Design.

The Van Evera Baily Fellowship, The Architectural Foundation of Oregon, 2002. Twenty thousand dollar research grant awarded. Project was to research and publish alternative specifications for green building.

Green Investment Fund (GIF) Grant, City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, 2001. Plaza De Cedro, Salmon Street Design.

Governor’s Livability Award, Livable Oregon, 2000. The Bungalow Courts Project, Portland Community Design.


PUBLICATIONS

Alternative Specifications for Residential Green Building. Specifications and product recommendations for green residential building for architects and developers in Oregon and Washington. Funded by a grant from the The Architectural Foundation of Oregon, administered by The Oregon Community Foundation, 2004

Greening Portland’s Affordable Housing. A Resource Guide to Improving Environmental Performance, Tenant Health and Long-Term durability in Affordable Housing. Green Affordable Housing Workgroup, City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, 2002

Green Building Criteria for Affordable Housing. Guidelines and threshold criteria for sustainable design in affordable housing. Portland Development Commission. Workgroup. Created 2001 and revised 2005.


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

“Metamorphosis” Sustainable Design Beyond Architecture, Lecture, Portland Center, University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Architecture, Portland, OR, February 11, 2009.

Choosing and Specifying Green Materials for Residential Interiors, Lecture, Green Materials for Residential Interiors Course, Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, March 14, 2006.

Architecture as a Catalyst for Change, Lecture sponsored by SAWA (Student Association of Women in Architecture), University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Architecture, Eugene, OR, March 8, 2006.

Beyond the White Picket Fence, Panel Discussion on affordable sustainable housing; reVISION, re DESIGN, reSOLUTION; HOPES Conference, University of Oregon, school of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Architecture, Eugene, OR, April 9, 2005.

Choosing and Specifying Green Materials, ReThink 2004, Office of Sustainable Development, City of Portland, Portland, OR, April 15, 2004.

A Vision of Sustainable Design and Approaches to Sustainable Design. Presented two sessions in a 2-day green building training workshop organized with Sustainable Communities Northwest. Green Building Workshop for Affordable Housing, Portland, OR. September 26–27, 2000.

Low Cost Strategies for Green Residential Construction, Oregon Livability Conference, Portland, OR, June 15, 2000.

Where Backyards Meet: Design Standards for the Edge. Presentation on the design of edges and boundaries, including typology, tools, and projects; Planning on the Edge, Oregon Planning Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1999.


SELECTED CONTINUING EDUCATION

Spirit + Meaning in Design, Webinar, Cascadia Region US Green Building Council, Portland, OR, June 4, 2008.

Residential Ground Source Heat Pumps, AIA Portland, Portland, OR June 3, 2008.

Living Future 07, Cascadia Region US Green Building Council, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 16–18, 2008.

The Building Enclosure: What Buildings Must Include to Ensure Energy Efficiency, Durability, and Performance, AIA Portland, Portland OR, July 30, 2007.

Metal Roofing Seminar Berridge Manufacturing Co., Portland, OR April 30, 2007.

Role of Air Barriers in Cavity Wall Construction, Prosoco Inc. Portland, OR, October 31, 2006.

Sealants & Adhesives for Prevention of Air & Water Infiltration, May National Associates, Portland, OR October 31, 2006.

Critical Roofing Details to Prevent Moisture Intrusion, GenFlex Roofing Systems, Portland, OR October 31, 2006.

Causes & Solutions for Water Vapor Transmission in Concrete, Dayton Superior Chemicals, Portland, OR October 31, 2006.

Preventing Moisture, Air, and Vapor in the Building Envelope, Seminar, AIA/Portland BEC, Portland, OR October 18, 2006.

Different Shades of Green in Affordable Housing, Conference, Enterprise Foundation, Portland, OR October 13, 2006.

CHPS: Designing Sustainable Schools, Webinar, Environmental Design + Construction Magazine, October 4, 2006.

Stone and Tile Seminar, AIA Portland, Portland, OR, February 28, 2006.

2005 Oregon Residential Structural Specialty Code Changes, Oregon Building Officials Association, Wilsonville, OR, November 15, 2005.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, US Green Building Council, Portland, OR. November 10-12, 2004.

Daylighting Workshop, Charlie Brown, ReThink 2005, Portland Office of Sustainable Development, Portland, OR. April 8, 2005.

Third Annual Regional Livability Summit, Connecting People, Policy & Practice: Creating Livable Communities. Coalition for a Livable Future, Portland, OR. March 4, 2005.

Green Roof Design 101, Training Course, Green Roofs For Healthy Cities, Portland, OR. June 2, 2004.

ReThink 2004. Building Response to Climate Change. Residential Track. City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, Portland, OR. March 18, April 15, May 20, 2004.

Build it Green Tour of Homes, ReThink, City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, September 20, 2003.

Passive and Active Solar Thermal Systems Workshop, John Patterson, Mr. Sun Solar, Portland, OR. July 19, 2003.

Advanced Framing Workshop, Michael Prothe, Willamette Carpenters Training Center, Portland, OR. April 23, 2003.

First Annual International Green Building Conference and Expo, US Green Building Council, Austin, TX. November 13-15, 2002.

Moisture Integrity in Building Design, AIA Seattle, Seattle, WA. September 26, 2002.

LEED Product Update, US Green Building Council, Portland, OR. September 5, 2002.

Conference on International Green Building, Portland Office of Sustainable Development and the Rocky Mountain Institute, Portland, OR. May 20, 2002.

EnvironDesign 6, Interiors and Sources Magazine, Seattle, WA. April 3-5, 2002.

Managing Mold and Moisture to Protect People and Property, Washington State University, Portland, OR. October 31, 2001.

Water Conservation — The Time is Now!, Energy Managers Forum, Association of Professional Energy Managers, Wilsonville, OR. June 7, 2001.

Green Building Workshop for Affordable Housing, Portland Community Design, and Sustainable Communities Northwest, Portland, OR. September 26-27, 2000.

Systems Thinking for Green Building, Green Building Initiative, City of Portland. 1 day. 2000.

Association of Community Design Annual Conference, Portland, OR. June 16-17, 2000.

EnvironDesign 4, US Green Building Council and Interiors and Sources Magazine, Westminster, CO. May 18–21, 2000.

Mainstreaming Green: Sustainable Design for Buildings and Communities, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Committee on the Environment (COTE), Chattanooga, TN. October 14–17, 1999.

Planning on the Edge, Oregon Planning Institute, Eugene, OR. Sept. 9, 1999.

Greenprints, Sustainable Communities By Design, Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, GA. February 22–24, 1999.

Choices for Sustainable Living, AIA COTE, Portland, OR. June 20, 2000.

Daylighting Principals, Joel Loveland, AIA COTE, Portland, OR. September 13, 2000.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Portland Chapter, Portland OR.

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE), Portland Chapter, Portland, OR.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, Portland Chapter, Portland OR.

The Community Development Network (CDN), Portland, OR.

The Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF), Portland, OR.


RECENT COMMUNITY SERVICE

Cedarwood Waldorf School, Board of Trustees, 2003–present. A non-profit waldorf school. Chair of the Building Committee. In addition to chairing the committee, pro-bono architectural services provided to the school in conjunction with the 5-Phased renovation of an existing historic building as well as planning for new building addition.

Coalition for a Livable Future. 2005–present. Providing pro-bono design services and fundraising support to a non-profit network of organizations and individuals that promotes healthy and sustainable communities. www.clfuture.org

Verde, 2006. Provided pro-bono services to Verde Native Plant Nursery, a non-profit organization that trains and employs low income people and people of color to sell environmental products and services. www.verdenw.org

The ReBuilding Center. 2001–2005. Provided a design charrette and fundraising support for the physical expansion of a non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction materials. www.rebuildingcenter.org

Our Garden, Board President, 2003–2005. A community garden with educational programs for at-risk youth.

Affordable Housing Green Criteria Work Group, Portland Development Commission, 2001 and 2005.

Green Affordable Housing Work Group, City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, 2002.

Trillium Advisory Council, 1999–2000. A Program of the Neighborhood Pride Team, a Community Development Corporation. Trillium Artisans is a cooperative focused on teaching women cottage industry skills using reclaimed materials. www.trilliumartisans.org

Rose Garden School, Georgetown, CT. 1998–1999. Provided pro-bono design services for site search and feasibility studies to a non-profit waldorf school.

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