Jim Susman, FAIA


512.358.3504 | jsusman@stgdesign.com

A Principal at STG Design, Jim has been practicing architecture for over 35 years. Jim oversees firm design, operations and project delivery, working with all studios to ensure design innovation and quality.  In addition to numerous professional affiliations and community involvement, such as the Downtown Austin Alliance and the University of Texas, projects under Jim’s direction have earned the Texas Society of Architecture Design Impact Awards, AIA Austin Design Awards, AIA Honor Awards, Heritage Society Preservation Awards, John V. Nyfeler FAIA Award for Community Service and the James D. Pfluger Award for Community Service. 

Good design is a merger of art, business and engineering with a touch of finesse. We are often asked to develop design concepts which are innovative in appearance, pragmatic in cost, and efficient in operation.


  • Harvard University - Master in Design Studies

  • University of Texas at Austin - Master of Architecture

  • Connecticut College - Bachelor of Arts


  • Registered Architect - Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana

  • Registered Interior Designer - Texas

  • NCARB Certified


  • American Institute of Architects

  • Helping Hand Home, Board Advisor

  • Real Estate Council of Austin

  • RMMA New Construction Council

  • Sewanee University Parents Council

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Schools, Board Member

  • Texas Exes Association, Life Member

  • Texas Society of Architects

Significant Projects

  • Seaholm Power Plant Re-Development

  • Austin Children’s Museum (Thinkery)

  • Dell Computer Corporation Headquarters

  • National Instruments Headquarters

  • Texas Governor’s Mansion

  • Austin Museum of Art – Laguna Gloria