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Susan Henderson

Susan Henderson is a founding Principal of PlaceMakers, LLC. She is Director of Coding and Design and oversees PlaceMakers’ design services, including Planning and Zoning.

Susan graduated from Ball State University in 1985 with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design and a minor in Honors Studies. She moved to Austin, TX to begin her career in architecture and planning. In 1996 Susan began to work with Mouzon & Associates in Huntsville, Alabama. A passion for vernacular architecture within the realm of walkable urbanism led her to co-found PlaceMakers, LLC as a vehicle to pursue this interest. For the last 13 years, the firm has led local governments and private developers in the pursuit of livable, equitable, sustainable communities.

An active member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Susan is a participant in the CNU’s Charter Councils and Project for Code Reform. She serves on the Form-Based Codes Institute’s Board of Directors and is a founding board member of the Transect Codes Council. Susan is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED-AP.