Arch. Susana Erpestad


Susana Andrade Erpestad, ACHA, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, Leed AP Susana A. Erpestad is a Health Principal with HDR Architecture in the Washington DC practice. Ms. Erpestad is a board certified healthcare architect in the United States and in Canada. She is recognized as an expert in planning and design of architecture for health. Throughout her 18-year healthcare design career, she has worked on over 2.3 million square meters (25 million square feet) of healthcare projects in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Susana has extensive experience in healthcare architecture on domestic private, federal, and international healthcare projects, full-service specialty hospitals, surgical platforms, behavioral health, master planning,  ambulatory & outpatient care settings.   As a health principal for the United States Mid-Atlantic region and a practice leader, Susana is responsible for spearheading growth and development as well as client engagement. Susana is passionate about experiential design, health, wellness and innovative place-making, as well as the influence that human-centered design has on the continuum of care.