Susan Bartley 

Associate Director/Project Manager 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Susan Bartley has led the design management of some of the most significant and ground-breaking new civic buildings in the Los Angeles region.

Through her extensive skills and background in both the creative and technical aspects of the architectural design process, Bartley has successfully led multi-disciplinary teams on multiple courthouse, administration, and operational facilities for Federal, State, and City agencies. Among these projects are the headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department, the California State Courthouse in Long Beach, the regional headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver, and most recently the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. With Bartley’s hands-on project management, the Courthouse set new standards of excellence for the design and construction of future judicial facilities and is a model for new civic architecture. The building is LEED Platinum-certified and has received the AIA’s highest awards for design and sustainability.

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