Spiezle Architectural Group Hires Suzanne Barnes as Director of Client Services

by Jeff Shaw

ORLANDO — Spiezle, an Orlando-based architectural firm, has hired Suzanne Barnes as director of client services. 

Barnes has over four decades of experience in architecture, design and business development with work in senior living, healthcare and mixed-use development. She has spearheaded large-scale senior living, mixed-use design projects that serve more than 7,000 residents.

Barnes is a member of the AIA National Design for Aging Advisory Board, Women in Architecture, and former chair of the Orlando Foundation for Architecture. She is currently a part of the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI), working to increase diversity in the real estate industry. 

At Spiezle, Barnes will focus on further developing the healthcare and senior living practice groups in Florida.

Barnes’s previous roles include director of design and principal architect for various architecture firms, senior living facilities and hospitals. She has served on numerous city and civic boards. She is the recipient of the Creating Legacies Award for Westminster Communities, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Design Construction Planning, and the AIA Nils Schweizer Community Service Award from AIA Orlando. 

Barnes earned her bachelor’s degree in design and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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