Sue Ann Pemberton, M.Arch

Senior Lecturer
Architecture - Historic Preservation

(210) 458-2520
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Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, has nearly thirty years professional experience in private practice and academia. She holds a Master of Architecture Degree and B.E.D. from Texas A&M University. Her focus of study and teaching includes design, materials research and technology, and historic preservation

Her academic career began in 1984 at UTSA where she has taught more than fifteen different undergraduate courses in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, as well as master’s project and courses in Historic Preservation at the graduate level. Her students have won competitions at the National and state level for documentation of historic buildings through the Historic American Building Survey of the National Park Service.

Sue Ann Pemberton established the Norogachi Field School, a design build studio that takes place in a remote village in the Sierra Mountains of Chihuahua, Mexico. The studio has been held each summer since 2004.

Ms Pemberton is president of Mainstreet Architects Inc., a small firm specializing in the historic preservation of buildings; neighborhoods and materials. Her work has received awards from the San Antonio Conservation Society for building renovation and from the International Making Cities Livable Board of Directors for publications and the preservation of neighborhoods.

Sue Ann sits on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Conservation Society and was recently appointed by City Council to the newly created Board of Directors of the Hemisfair Park Redevelopment Corporation.

She has served for several years on the national AIA Preservation Education Task Group has been appointed to represent the National AIA on the Historic American Building Survey Coordinating Board.

Sue Ann Pemberton is to receive the 2009 Texas Society of Architects Edward Romieniec Award for outstanding contributions to Architectural Education.


Sue Ann Pemberton, M.Arch