SUSAN FOONG | CID, LEED AP, WELL AP, is an Associate Vice President & Design Principal in HGA Architect's San Jose office. She started her design career working on hotels, museums, banks, and high-end residential design. Her specialization and focus for the last 12 years has been on crafting the workplace design experience and helping technology firms like Apple, Google, SAP, LinkedIn and Hitachi in the Silicon Valley innovate. Designing workplace environments that anticipate the needs of the users, address the high cost of real estate, the attraction and retention of talent, and the health of the occupants are all key components of the projects that Susan works on continually. She also collaborates very closely with clients to capture (and sometimes create) culture and branding, so that the design spaces created are unique for each organization.