March 21 - April 3, 2017

Digital Edition

Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Susan Doban 2006


  • Title: President
  • Company: Susan Doban Architect, PC
  • Location: 25 Chapel St, Ste. 900, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Birthplace: Lynn, Mass., 1958

Family: Married with two daughters
College: Masters, Architecture from Columbia University (1985); bachelors from Harvard University (1980)
First job outside of real estate: Research assistant at the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.
First job in real estate or allied field: Designer of Contel Technology Center for Warner Burns Toan Lunde Architects
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Responsible for the design of more than 10 projects on Main St. in New Rochelle in the past five years, including two new dormitories, a classroom, and administrative building for Monroe College and several facade renovation projects for the New Rochelle BID; more than 25 renovation projects for New York City public schools and design of residential units in a 19th Century building on Brooklyn’s waterfront above Fairway Market. In the future, plan continued focus on commercial, residential, and educational development.
Hobbies: Gardening, bicycling, yoga, Pilates, and renovating my house
Favorite book: Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
Favorite movie: “Night of the Shooting Stars”
Persons you admire most (outside of family): Senator Hillary Rodman Clinton; orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Karen Schneider, and Yogasana director, Kristen Davis
Keys to success: Discipline, hard work, creativity, and sense of humor
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Artist