Abby Suckle MArch '77
Abby Suckle combines an architectural practice with a strong commitment to civic engagement.
Prior to opening her own architectural practice, she worked at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (PCF), Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer, Sert Jackson Associates and SITE. Some of her projects at Pei include the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, San Francisco Main Library, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. She has continued that collaboration as a consultant on Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies, the Greenberg Pavilion at New York Hospital and Fiterman Hall. At Abby Suckle Architect, her work ranges from residential (the Boardman Residence which was selected as one of Dwell’s 100 Houses We Love and won a BSA Award ) to institutional (the Harvard Club of NY).
She has taught at Parsons and the Boston Architectural Center and served on many design juries, most recently at Cooper Union. Her articles have appeared in the Architects Newspaper and she has published a book “By Their Own Design” with the Whitney Library of Design based on a lecture series put together while a student at GSD.
Ms. Suckle is also President of cultureNOW, a nonprofit that emerged from the New York/New Visions initiative to rebuild lower Manhattan. Through cultureNOW she has designed and distributed over 650,000 cultural and historical maps of New York. She leads the Museum Without Walls project which is an attempt to expand beyond gallery walls to create an acoustiguide to the environment blending art architecture and history. The iPhone app developed as part of this effort recently won a prize at the NYC Big Apps 2.0.
Ms. Suckle is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the 2009 recipient of the New York State Fellows Award and serves as Vice President for Outreach at the NY Chapter of the AIA.