Suzanne Drake

Research Director at Perkins+Will
LEED ID+C, San Francisco, California
United States

Suzanne is a Research Director in Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office, co-directing the firm’s Materials Performance Lab. The Lab is the conduit for healthy materials knowledge and research to be disseminated throughout the firm, and to be implemented into projects. Her career has focused on commercial interiors, specializing in healthcare and creating healthy work environments. She has spent over two decades supporting client initiatives and environmental goals. Her book EcoSoul: Save the Planet and Yourself by ReThinking your Everyday Habits was published in 2011. She has co-authored three installments of the Healthy Environments whitepaper series, including Strategies for Avoiding Flame Retardants in the Built Environment (2014), What’s New (and What’s Not) With PVC (2015), and Understanding Antimicrobial Ingredients in Building Materials (2017).