profile

Susan Secoy Jensen, aia, earned degrees of bachelor of science, and bachelor of architecture at kent state university (kent, ohio). She studied abroad in florence, Italy. She pursued her master of architecture at ucla (los angeles, California), which included study abroad in mexico city. She received degrees of master of architecture, and certification of urban policy and design. Susan earned her architectural license in 1991 (c22263) and has been a member of the american institute of architects (aia) since 1994. She is NCARB certified. She also holds a m1 license, and airplane single engine pilot license.

Susan established Secoy Architects, Inc. in 1996, and has received numerous design awards and publications of her work. She served on, and was the chairperson for the city of orange design review committee for 4 years. She has participated as a member of the orange design collaborative, and lambda alpha international, executive board and board of directors. She acted as the consulting architect for the three arch bay association for 4 years in laguna beach, California. She is currently a member of the palm springs architectural advisory committee, and serves on the board of directors for the palm springs preservation foundation. She has participated repeatedly, as a guest juror for the fifth year thesis students at kent state university, and has been involved with the built environment educational program, aia (beep). She has been a guest speaker and lecturer for lambda alpha international, santa ana college,california preservation conference, 2009, in palm springs, and modernism week, 2012, palm springs.

This year marks 17 years in business. Susan specializes in the design of midcentury modern work, and adaptive reuse projects, both residential and commercial. Her design philosophy encompasses modernism with historic content, with emphasis placed upon the unique qualities of each design and client.