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 served on, and was the chairperson for the city of palm springs architectural advisory committee for 6 years. She has served on the board of directors for the palm springs preservation foundation, and is currently on the pspf board of advisors. 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 foundation conference, in palm springs, and modernism week, palm springs.

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, and emphasis is placed upon the unique qualities of each design and client.



  • otpa architectural preservation legacy award
  • old town preservation association plaza city award (icehouse)
  • pcbc gold nugget award (icehouse)
  • pcbc gold nugget award (jensen building)
  • aia orange county design award (project self sufficiency)
  • pcbc gold nugget grand award (ettinger residence)
  • award of excellence, city of claremont (arnold residence)
  • aia california council design award (732 residence)
  • aia orange county design award (glenwood village hall & town square)
  • aia western home awards/sunset magazine (732 residence)
  • aia orange county design award (732 south woodland residence)
  • aia cleveland design award (345 glass house)
  • cleveland restoration society-cleveland aia award of excellence for stewardship in preservation (345 glass house)


  • hgtv show excerpt “you live in what?”, icehouse project
  • architectural record magazine (345 glass house)
  • california homes magazine (livmor residence)
  • sunmor home tour, modernism week (livmor residence)
  • film location for (3) chapman university films (the icehouse)
  • eichler film interview(eichler remodel projects)
  • riviera interiors magazine (the icehouse)
  • eichler home tour (webb residence, trafford residence, ettinger residence)
  • home magazine (the icehouse)
  • orange county register (the icehouse)
  • trovata catalogue (the icehouse)
  • otpa old towne orange home tour (the icehouse)
  • ca modern (webb residence)
  • orange county register (webb residence)
  • riviera magazine (732 & ettinger residences)
  • orange county register (732 residence)
  • competitions magazine (glenwood village hall & town square)
  • sunset magazine (732 south woodland residence)
  • los angeles times (732 residence)