In her role as Strategic Advisor, Susanne organizes and advises on urban design, educational, and social innovation initiatives engaging multidisciplinary design professionals and partners from diverse sectors and practice areas. Susanne served as the Executive Director of Archeworks from 2009-2013. During this time, she expanded design education programming, diversified audiences, and engaged more than 10 community partners in innovative design collaborations. Susanne is an entrepreneurial leader and strategist with extensive experience developing community development and civic partnerships to promote community health, economic opportunity, and cultural stewardship in underserved communities. She played lead strategic planning and program development roles that launched the Historic Chicago Greystone Initiative and the National Public Housing Museum. Susanne held prior positions with the City Design Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the Civic Committee, and the Civic Consulting Alliance, where she developed partnership initiatives in inner-city economic development, workforce development, and heritage preservation. Previously in Washington DC, Susanne directed a national grant program and public awareness campaign promoting public-private partnership reinvestment strategies in low-income communities. She holds degrees from Smith College and the University of Michigan.
Hilary manages admissions, marketing and communications, and general operations for Archeworks' postgraduate programs. Prior to joining Archeworks, Hilary developed and managed the Early College Program, a high school program in art and design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also worked in college admissions and brings a wealth of experience in student recruitment and advising to the position. She was involved in the planning and launch of a new art gallery in Chicago and managed its daily operations and participation several large scale international art exhibitions. She earned her BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1998 and completed graduate coursework in art education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Marlo Carthen brings many years of extensive administrative managerial and bookkeeping experience to Archeworks. With an attitude of “never stop learning,” Marlo is currently pursuing a BA in Business Administration and Accounting.