Glen Allen, VA – Susan M. Brain, AIA, PMP, LEED BD+C is the new Director of Architecture.  

Susan joined H&A in 2010 as an architect and has since crossed over into other departments, serving as a construction field representative and as a project manager for H&A’s military market. A LEED accredited professional, Susan instituted an in-house LEED learning series to assist both architects and engineers with fulfilling continuing education requirements and advancing their knowledge of sustainable design. She became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and later graduated from H&A’s in-house MBA (More Business Acumen) program. Within a year of joining the company Susan was named an associate and then promoted to director of architecture in 2013.

Susan is a registered architect with over 20 years of experience in architectural design and project management. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Dedicated to her profession, she is the current President-Elect for AIA-Hampton Roads and chairs Women in Design Hampton Roads.  Representing the Virginia region Susan also serves as an AIA National’s Regional Ambassador Repositioning program volunteer.