Suulin Architects is a holistic design practice which believes in an integrative design approach which extends beyond the building and includes all of the elements of the site from architecture and landscape, down to the furniture. The firm places great emphasis on enhancing the connections to nature, and awareness of the environment. Suulin means ‘forest’ in Taiwanese, serving to mark the firm’s commitment to the environment.
The principal architects, Amy Lin and James Chavel have practiced the art of building for over 18 years. Before working at SSA Amy was previously an associate and senior designer at Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership Architects) where her principal projects were the Clinton Presidential Library, the NY Standard Hotel, and the Weill Cornell Medical College Research Building. James Chavel was at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects where he worked primarily on the Phoenix Art Museum Extension and Cheatham Residence.