Susana La Porta Drago


“We design places that transform their physical environments while remaining deeply rooted in their cultural contexts. This is a delicate balance to strike and one that we strive to attain with pride and humility.”

Susana La Porta Drago leads development for international corporate towers, residential and institutional placemaking, and large-scale master plans including a new mixed-use tower adjacent to the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, and a cultural center in Jujuy, Argentina. Susana is a lecturer at Yale School of Architecture. She holds a Master of Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires. Susana joined Pelli Clarke & Partners in 1992.

Favorite Building: La Alhambra in Granada, Spain.