Jim Susman, AIA, IIDA

“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.”


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, projects under Jim’s direction have earned the City of Austin Design Excellence Award, Design Impact Awards, AIA Honor Award, and Heritage Society Preservation Awards.


  • 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

  • Austin Children’s Museum
  • Austin Museum of Art – Laguna Gloria
  • Dell Computer Corporation Headquarters
  • National Instruments Headquarters
  • Seaholm Power Plant Re-Development
  • Texas Governor’s Mansion