Suzanne Kraus

Suzanne grew up in the greater Seattle area and studied art and literature at University of Washington before receiving her Masters of Architecture from the University of British Columbia in 2015. She is inspired by tactile materials, color, and light, and draws upon design sensibilities fostered by her experience living abroad and studying architecture in Tokyo during her graduate degree. Outside of the office Suzanne is an avid reader, an adventurous traveler, and a creative home chef.

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.