Sole Owner / Principal Architect
Pueblo de Cochiti, NM
Certifications or Group affiliation:
NM Architect License #5333
AZ Architect License #61410
NCARB Certification #78220
LEED AP BD+C
Education & Professional Credentials:
Master in Architecture, University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2011
Bachelor in Architecture, University of New Mexico School of Architecture & Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2009
Ms. Elizabeth Suina has over 21 years of experience in the architecture and engineering fields. She is Principal Architect for Suina Design + Architecture, a former business owner of Suina + Meads Architects and a Pueblo de Cochiti Tribal member. Ms. Suina has managed a variety of projects including renovations, historic restoration and new construction with several receiving LEED Goas and Platinum certifications. Her experience includes marketing, design, fee negotiation, programming, planning, specifications writing, contract negotiation and construction management. Ms. Suina leads the technology team for SD+A, incorporation Building Information Modeling (BIM), Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Facility Management Services (FMA) for clients.
Ms. Suina is an active volunteer on the AIA Albuquerque Board and co-chairs the Golf Tournament committee. Elizabeth is President of the UNM SAAP Alumni Chapter and part-time studio professor at the UNM School of Architecture. She has represented Native American interests and organizations including NACA on their recent facility design and construction selection committee.