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Susana La Porta Drago AIA, LEED AP

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Susana La Porta Drago joined the firm in 1992. She has been a design team leader and a project manager for office towers, residential, commercial and institutional buildings and master plans.

Ms. La Porta Drago’s current work includes a new mixed-​use tower in San Francisco adjacent to the Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects-​designed Salesforce Transit Center, and an international airport in Tucumán, Argentina. She had a leading role on several office towers in Buenos Aires: Edificio República, a 20-​story multi-​tenant office tower; Torre BankBoston, a 29-​story bank headquarters; Torre YPF37-​story energy company headquarters; and Torre Macro, a 28-​story bank headquarters. She also worked on Maral Explanada, a residential development in Mar del Plata, Argentina and Torre Sevilla, a mixed-​use development in Seville, Spain.

Her master plan experience includes Abandoibarra, the 30-​hectare riverfront area that includes the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Tucuman Civic Center, a 17-​hectare governmental campus in Tucuman, Argentina; Ciudad Agrícola, a 4-​hectare office campus in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Universidad Siglo 21, a 160-​hectare university campus in Córdoba, Argentina; and Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, a 36-​hectare university campus in Tucumán, Argentina.

Ms. La Porta Drago also collaborated on the design and management of several projects. These include a new office tower for Mitsui Fudosan in Tokyo; Yinji Plaza, a mixed-​use development in Zhengzhou, China; Star Harbor International Center, a mixed-​use development in Shanghai, China; Torre Iberdrola, an office tower in Bilbao, Spain; Torre Costanera, an office tower in Santiago, Chile; Centro Municipal de Distrito Sudoeste, a municipal office complex and community center in Rosario, Argentina; 1900 K Street, an office building in Washington, D.C.; and the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ms. La Porta Drago received a Master of Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires.

Ms. La Porta Drago was a Teaching Assistant while a graduate student at Cornell, and, since graduation, she has been a volunteer for AAP Cornell — Cornell School of Architecture Art and Planning — and a member of the Cornell Latino Alumni Association.

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