Susan Doban, AIA President

As founding principal of the firm, Susan leads collaborative design teams on projects of wide-ranging scales and types. She brings the rigor and discipline of her architectural experience to creating design solutions which respond to human needs and aspirations. Her varied projects from mixed-use buildings to adaptive re-use and smaller scale interventions for New Rochelle’s Main Street and its Monroe College campus, have contributed to the on-going evolution of the city’s downtown. Her commitment to working with other small business owners has led to involvement with neighborhood catalyst projects in Brooklyn, and to working with Business Improvement Districts and small business owners throughout the region. She has led the team on more than 85 capital improvement projects for the New York City School Construction Authority, which has deepened her understanding of building systems and educational facilities and the many communities of the five boroughs.

Susan earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. She leads the affiliated multidisciplinary design studio, Think Fabricate.

sdoban@dobanarchitecture.com



GEOFFREY Doban, AIA Vice-President

Geoffrey Doban, AIA Geoff brings close to 30 years experience in program development, design, management and construction of large-scale and complex projects to the firm, having served as a partner at Gruzen Samton for six years before its acquisition by IBI Group. His portfolio includes multi-million dollar projects both public and private that have advanced the science and art of planning and designing education facilities. He currently plays a leadership role in Doban Architecture’s K-12 and higher education school projects. A natural educator himself, he enjoys mentoring our team members at all levels.

Geoff was IBI Group/Gruzen Samton’s Partner-in-Charge for the recently completed Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a new $80 million LEED Gold certified independent school on New York City’s Upper West Side.

Geoff earned his Master of Architecture from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

gdoban@dobanarchitecture.com



Jacqueline Smith
Project Manager
jmsith@dobanarchitecture.com



William Hovland, AIA
Senior Project Architect,
whovland@dobanarchitecture.com


Susan Doban, AIA President
As founding principal of the firm, Susan leads collaborative design teams on projects of wide-ranging scales and types. She brings the rigor and discipline of her architectural experience to creating design solutions which respond to human needs and aspirations. Her varied projects from mixed-use buildings to adaptive re-use and smaller scale intervention’s– for New Rochelle’s Main Street and its Monroe College campus, have contributed to the on-going evolution of the city’s downtown. Her commitment to working with other small business owners has led to involvement with neighborhood catalyst projects in Brooklyn, and to working with Business Improvement Districts and small business owners throughout the region. She has led the team on more than 85 capital improvement projects for the New York City School Construction Authority, which has deepened her understanding of building systems and educational facilities and the many communities of the five boroughs.

Susan earned her Master of Architecture from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University. She leads the affiliated multidisciplinary design studio, Think Fabricate.



GEOFFREY Doban, AIA Vice-President
Geoff brings close to 30 years experience in program development, design, management and construction of large-scale and complex projects to the firm, having served as a partner at Gruzen Samton for six years before its acquisition by IBI Group. His portfolio includes multi-million dollar projects—both public and private—that have advanced the science and art of planning and designing education facilities. He currently plays a leadership role in Doban Architecture’s K-12 and higher education school projects. A natural educator himself, he enjoys mentoring our team members at all levels.

Geoff was IBI Group/Gruzen Samton’s Partner-in-Charge for the recently completed Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a new $80 million LEED Gold certified independent school on New York City’s Upper West Side.

Geoff earned his Master of Architecture from Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis




Jacqueline Smith
Project Manager



William Hovland, AIA
Senior Project Architect