On December 9, Suzanne Musho, AIA, NCARB, joined New York Institute of Technology as chief architect and vice president for capital planning and facilities operations. She is a licensed professional architect and entrepreneur and has more than 25 years of experience leading large teams in strategic planning for major building projects.
“Suzanne’s impeccable credentials and experience in project design, planning, and project management are ideally suited to our needs. Her work process, from conceptual ideas to the built form, is inspirational and mission-driven, and her vast range of experience aligns strategically with our areas of interest,” said New York Tech President Hank Foley, Ph.D.
Musho will provide leadership in the operation, maintenance, renovation, and construction of university buildings and grounds, sustainability and energy management efforts, real estate, and other physical plant infrastructure for all New York Tech campuses. She will serve as a member of New York Tech’s senior management team and provide vision and leadership in developing the institution’s campus master plans.
“To be a part of New York Tech’s transformative master planning initiative is a dream come true. Implementing an important mission through the built form is my passion, and I look forward to helping position New York Tech even more firmly in the world stage of exemplary higher education,” Musho said.
Musho founded Musho Architecture and Design LLC, in 2000. Since 2015, she has served as a vice president at Zubatkin Owner Representation, where she was responsible for multiple capital projects at the American Museum of Natural History and the new Jackie Robinson Museum. Before that, she was chief architect and director of facilities and operations at The School at Columbia University, a K-12 private school.
Musho’s experience also includes working as an associate at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. There, she was part of the design teams for the Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse complex and the Buck Institute for Research in Aging in Marin County, Calif. Musho Architecture projects have included the corporate headquarters for LERA, a world-renowned structural engineering firm, as well as the Kips Bay Towers solar array and the Boomer Esiason Foundation Headquarters.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Design at the University of Buffalo, where she also earned a Master of Architecture. She has an M.B.A. Entrepreneurship Certificate from NYU Stern W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs.