Susan Ruptash, FRAIC | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Susan Ruptash, FRAIC

Joining Quadrangle in 1988, Susan was appointed a principal in 1999 and served as Managing Principal from 2008 to 2017, where she was responsible for the overall management of the firm. Susan stepped back from full-time work in 2018 and continues to advise Quadrangle on strategic and business matters.

Following her passion for inclusive and universal design, Susan used her expertise in accessibility to help create positive independent living environments for seniors and persons with disabilities. Susan was a co-founder of AccessAbility Advantage, a joint venture between Quadrangle Architects Limited and March of Dimes Canada that offered expert services to assist businesses in complying with standards being introduced by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). That venture led to the formation of Human Space, a world-class accessibility consultancy.

In 2006, Susan was honoured by her peers with induction into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 2014, she received the G. Randy Roberts Service Award from the Ontario Association of Architects for her service to the profession. In 2015, Susan proudly accepted the award recognizing Quadrangle as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed firms, an award renewed every year since.