Lewis Clarke Oral Histories | Susan Suggs

Susan Suggs

Interview with Susan Suggs, landscape architect and consultant
Interviewer: Yona R. Owens
Location: Beaufort, N.C.
Interview Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A native of Raleigh, Suggs lived in a neighborhood populated by North Carolina State University faculty. From a young age she knew she wanted to be a landscape architect. Suggs graduated from the NCSU School (now College) of Design in 1976. She worked at Lewis Clarke Associates (LCA) as a draftsman and was one of the few women that the firm ever hired. She was one of the few women practicing landscape architecture at the time. Her firm, Coastal Planning & Design, PLLC, provides planning services and design assistance to North Carolina coastal governments, developers, and property owners.

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