2020 Griffith Australia Day Award
2021 Women's College Community Alumna Award
Canon Garland Memorial Medallion
Australian Government Business and Community Partnership Award
Suzanne has launched into solo practice after 15 years as Director of BOSANQUET FOLEY Architects. The practice had over 400 commissions covering a diverse range of projects of various scale and budgets, from high rise apartment refurbishments to beautifully crafted retail concept stores and bars, multi million dollar houses, small domestic renovations to temporary art installations, events and festivals.
Suzanne's work has been widely published and awarded, both locally and internationally.
Her work has taken her to Europe, Asia, UK and America.
Suzanne is a mother of four teenage boys imbuing her with immense empathy for the workings of a home and people. She loves being outdoors and finds quiet peace in yoga.
Suzanne Bosanquet has been a practising architect since 2001, but her passion for the built environment, design and art began as a child. Both her grandfathers heralded from Australian timber saw-milling and sugar farming industries. and hence Suzanne spent many hours of her childhood tinkering in sheds, either making furniture or playing with machines. If she wasn't in the shed, she was busy drawing or playing in the fields and tending to her very own flower and veggie garden. Growing up on a working farm in Far North Queensland provided Suzanne with an understanding of the interconnectednes of all things particularly people with the land and the environment, and the importance of sustainable practice.
Suzanne attended boarding school in Brisbane and studied architecture at the University of Queensland, graduating with honours and a University Prize for her final year thesis on
Australian Gold Medallist architect Gabriel Poole's Building Systems for Houses. This thesis explored the development of housing systems that focused on being affordable, responsive to the environment through passive design and working with standard sizes of materials to minimise waste on site during construction.
Suzanne has previously worked with Kerry Hill Architects (Singapore + Fremantle, WA) to deliver luxury houses and resorts for very high profile clients throughout Australia. This included the Hayman Island Redevelopment in Queensland.
Suzanne worked with POPULOUS (formerly HOK Sport) delivering Suncorp Stadium, Taipei Arena, Nanjing Sports Park, Eden Park (NZ), and Stadium Australia. She was expert consultant for the Herzog De Meuron's "Birdnest" Stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Wembley Stadium.
This culminates in 25 years experience of diverse and complex building types, project delivery and clients.
She is a registered Architect in Queensland and Western Australia,
a national examiner for the Australian Accreditation Council of Architects, a state examiner for the registration exams for Architects in Queensland, a graduate of the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass from the University of Newcastle.
Suzanne has lectured architecture, urban design and interior design at the University of Queensland and QUT and taught numerous school aged children through specific workshops and art programs.
She appeared on Shark Tank Australia, Series 1 (2014)for a product for teenage boys - STINK BROTHERS - a natural spray deodorant. This experience led to the involvement in entrepreneur mentorships and the Australian Communication Council.
Suzanne also engages in pro bono work focusing on vulnerable children and families at risk of homelessness for Micah Projects, Communify, and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation
Suzanne is the immediate past president (2019) of the Woolloongabba Business Association, a volunteer position, which she has held since 2012.
Griffith Australia Day Award 2020
Women's College Community Alumna Award 2021
Australian Government Community Business Partnership Award
Canon Garland Memorial Society Medal