As a full-service firm, Sussan Lari Architect aims to design and help build functional, comfortable, and beautifully designed spaces for modern living. We pride ourselves on maintaining a mindful collaboration with all of our clients, while also accomplishing their goals within budget and on schedule.

Our Design-Build Services include:

• Architectural and Interior Architectural Design
• Exterior and Garden Design
• Selection of Construction Manager
• Comprehensive Construction Administration
• Furniture, Furnishing, and Accessories

“I rely upon the rules of ethical architecture to inform and guide my choices and recommendations, so that natural and long-lasting materials are present during the design process.”

In order to build ethically, we do extensive research into the construction materials available in the market and choose the most sustainable and energy-efficient products whenever possible. We believe that a well-designed home exists harmoniously with its surroundings, while enhancing the lives of those who live there.


As a graduate of the University of Tehran’s School of Architecture in her native Iran, Sussan Lari continued her studies in America by completing two master’s degrees in architecture and planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Her firm has completed more than 70 projects for residential and commercial clients throughout the tristate area.

Sussan served as president of the Long Island Chapter of the AIA in 2000. Her firm is an ongoing member of the Metropolitan, MOMA, Guggenheim, and Whitney museums.


“We could not be happier with the outcome or more satisfied with the process. You will find Sussan to be professionally, artistically, and emotionally involved in your project. Like a true artist, she takes on her work as if it were her own home while making sure she understands you as the client. We could not recommend her and her firm more highly. A rare combination of taste, discretion, and execution. With something as important as your home, it is truly essential that you find and work with someone you can trust. Sussan Lari and her team have earned their client’s trust.”

Hunting Lane

“While we hesitate to call Sussan ‘old school,’ as she is anything but in her designs, she provides the full, classic array of architectural skills including hyper-detailed designs, materials selection, construction oversight, and perhaps most importantly, contractor management. Sussan gets the best out of every contractor (most are the best, of which she knows from multiple projects). Contractors know they are working on one of Sussan's houses and all take their game up a notch knowing only the best results will be accepted. And her professionalism working with local zoning and architectural boards and building inspectors was appreciated by them and us.”

Flower Hill

“Having worked with other talented architects, I am well placed to appreciate that Sussan really takes the time to get to know her client's needs and wants, and always strives to create the home of their dreams, no matter what their budget is. Her attention to detail is tireless as is her commitment towards quality. Throughout the entire project, Ms. Lari involved me in the decision-making process, both educating me as to the various options and making herself available to respond to any questions I may have had. I have only words of praise and the highest appreciation for her talents and accomplishments.”

Upper East Side Apartment

“Working with Sussan Lari and her team is always an absolute pleasure. We have collaborated on multiple projects, and the team's passion is undeniable and their dedication to their clients’ needs goes unspoken. They do not allow their professional expertise to overshadow my desires as a client, but will always guide my taste in the appropriate direction. Next to their impeccable eye, what I find most appealing is Susan and her team's ability to find a better-priced item, if the first choice was a little too pricey, that is a very close match to the original aesthetic. Hiring a team like Susan Lari's was a great weight off my shoulders. Knowing that she will be in touch with all the contractors and necessary agents in getting the job done, allowed me peace of mind that everything will be complete in a timely and organized manner.”

Chelsea Artist Loft

“I had the pleasure of working with Sussan Lari on my NYC apartment’s redesign. Her taste and industry knowledge are both impressive, but most importantly she did a great job of working my thoughts and aesthetic into the design of my home. She always presented me with great options, and she made the entire process smooth, on time, and within the agreed upon budget. I have lived with the design for almost three years now, and it seems like each day I am silently thanking Sussan for everything from the overall layout to something as simple as a well-placed light fixture. I continue to use Sussan on an as-needed basis, and I would recommend her without hesitation.”

Lenox Hill Apartment