Commonwealth Architects
“Architects are problem solvers – my goal is to design spaces that solve our clients’ problems and that also generate an emotional response.”

Susan P. Lacy

Senior Associate / Architect

Susan’s focus on design paired with her real-world experience on a wide range of project types and in all phases of the architectural process make her a true asset to the Commonwealth Architects team. From preplanning, to design development, to project management, to preparation of construction documents and construction contract administration, Susan is knowledgeable on the architectural process from beginning to end. Susan also has proven experience and expertise in master planning.

Her experience with project implementation brings practicality and feasibility to her design and master planning work. Her design and master planning skills strengthen her ability to craft realistic solutions that address both current and longterm needs.

Susan is also a key contributor to work completed by Club Source Design.


American Institute of Architects: Member CES Providers’ Council (1997); James River Chapter: Past Board Member

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI): Certified Documents Technologist

Stratford Court & Kenilworth Homeowners Association: Positions held since 2009 include Secretary, Treasurer, President


The University of Virginia: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1981

Building Officials & Code Administrators International (BOCA): Building Code Academy, 1999

Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Interior Design: The Classical Language of Architecture, 2002

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design: Coursework in: Master Planning – Creating Communities, 2006

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