Managing Principal Susan Ruptash has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada representing Ontario Southwest. Some of Susan’s responsibilities in this role will include communicating the concerns of constituents to the Board, recruiting, community involvement including educational outreach, and advocacy work supporting the Institute’s mission.
Susan has a long history of involvement in the architectural profession, including serving on OAA Council and helping to revamp the Internship in Architecture Program. Susan has also long been a fierce champion of accessible design and her election to the RAIC Board comes on the heels of her recent return from Nagoya, Japan, where she accepted an IAUD Award on behalf of Quadrangle’s recent work at 100 Broadview.
Her passion for inclusivity and universal design is apparent in all the work Susan does at Quadrangle. It is these projects, and her persistent focus on improving standards and increasing advocacy, that help to inform Quadrangle’s approach to accessibility and lead the conversation in Canada. We know she will show the same dedication in her new position at the RAIC, a position previously held by our co-founder, Les Klein.