Susan Fitzgerald

Associate Professor

Phone: 902-830-1024
Fax: 902-423-6672
Mailing Address: 
5410 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • social role of architecture
  • education
  • mixed-use
  • housing
  • informality
  • design-build
  • public interest design
  • productive urban landscapes


  • BSc, University College London
  • BID, Kwantlen College
  • BEDS, Dalhousie University
  • MArch, Dalhousie University
  • PhD, University College London

Current Teaching (2023–24)

  • (on leave)

Research / Practice Interests

Susan Fitzgerald is a practicing architect and an assistant professor. Her architecture includes institutional, housing, civic, healthcare, public interest, and design-build projects. Research areas include: the spatial and social dynamics of cities, productive urban landscapes, and comparative models of practice. Since 2014 she has been running an urban systems studio investigating urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba.

Selected Built Works

Selected Awards and Honours

  • enRoute Magazine (Air Canada) in partnership with RAIC, Hotel design Awards – Best Overall Architecture for Cabot Links Lodge
  • Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Wood Design Awards - Cabot Links Lodge
  • Governor General's Medal in Architecture, RAIC - Halifax Central Library
  • Mayor's Prize in Architecture, Lifetime Achievement Award

Scholarly or Professional Memberships

Current Service Activities