Ms. Suzanne Frasier
Specialization: Architecture and Urban Planning
Home institution in US: Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
Host Institution in India: School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi       
Start date/Month in India: July 2012
Duration of grant: 9 months

Brief Bio:
Ms. Suzanne Frasier, AIA is currently an associate professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University, Maryland. She is a licensed and registered architect in the U.S. with over 25 years of professional experience in the design and construction industry. She holds both professional and graduate terminal degrees for the fields of architecture and urban design. As an educator she brings nearly fifteen years of experience teaching architecture, design and advanced construction technologies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has lectured and taught extensively on green construction techniques, sustainable consumption in the construction industry, and sustainable urbanism both to scholars and to the general public at institutions and colleges in the U.S. and abroad. Her most recent research has been published by the National Conference for the Beginning Design Student, The American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Design Communication Association.

The focus of Ms. Frasier’s Fulbright teaching is a survey of American urban development and American construction technology from the 1850’s to today. The goal of her Fulbright research investigation, “How India Builds: Value-Based Design Assessment of Urban Development,” is to produce a case study of contemporary construction technologies utilized in India that lend themselves to sustainable urban development.