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Sue Firpo has a Bachelors of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After years of working in architecture firms in California and London, Sue relocated
to Portland, Oregon to gain experience working hands on in the construction trades. Five years of trades experience included carpentry, cabinetry, traditional timber framing, furniture and
glass work.

After returning to office life, Sue established SL Firpo Design/Craft in 2000. The practice specializes in the design of residential and small commercial buildings and combines an extensive knowledge of construction techniques with thoughtful, artful design.

Sue is a member of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and the Cascadia Region Green Building Council. Sue is also a graduate of the intensive Sustainable Homes Professional certification program through Earth Advantage.