Suman Sorg guides Sorg Architects as Founding Principal and Chief Designer. Suman established her practice in 1986 the firm has since amassed an extensive international portfolio of residential, commercial, educational, institutional and civic projects.
Suman emphasizes a philosophy of “light touch,” striving for simplicity and clarity of design. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to thoughtful modern architecture that explores spatial, material and visual experience. Rather than imposing a style irrespective of context, she researches the unique characteristics of each place (site, climate, culture, community) and carefully examines programmatic requirements, to reach an architectural concept. A long-standing practice in historic preservation and interest in vernacular architecture compliments her modernist leanings. By combining contemporary techniques and design strategies with the innovative handling of traditional architectural language and indigenous buildings materials, she endeavors to create architectural compositions that relate to their extended contexts in a meaningful way.
Suman Sorg’s work has been recognized with numerous honors, including 26 awards from the American Institute of Architects. She has lectured extensively for the AIA, the National Building Museum, the Urban Land Institute, the Center for Architecture in New York, and others. Suman Sorg is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Building Museum, and she is a Peer Reviewer for the General Services Administration Design Excellence Program. Suman began her studies at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India and completed her Bachelor of Architecture at Howard University in Washington, DC. She went on to study Design and Historic Preservation at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.