Quadrangle Architects Limited,
As Managing Principal, Susan Ruptash is responsible for overall management of the firm, practice issues and leadership of the ad ministrative, financial and technical teams. As Quadrangle’s resident expert in universal and inclusive design, she has been the project architect for major institutional projects, applying her expertise in accessibility to create independent-living environments for seniors and persons with disabilities. She is also a co-founder of AccessAbility Advantage, a joint venture between Quadrangle and March of Dimes Canada, which helps businesses comply with standards introduced by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Susan has spoken and written extensively on issues related to universal and accessible design, and continues to volunteer on a number of committees and boards, highlighted by recent contributions to leading international symposiums from Oslo to Boston. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carleton University and pursued additional studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England. In 2014, Susan was awarded the G. Randy Roberts Service award by the Ontario Association of Architects for her contributions and commitment to the profession and community.