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The photo depicts a woman with a playful expression and short, dark hair, dressed in a black outfit with a textured grey coat. She is posed with one hand on her hip, standing against a backdrop that features warm, glowing bokeh lights, suggesting an elegant indoor atmosphere.

Susan Kaplan


Job Title: Associate Principal, Director of Materials Technology


Susan Kaplan, CCS, LEED AP BD+C translates her passion for sustainable design into her role as HLW’s Director of Materials Technology. She is responsible for the technical control and production of the architecture, engineering, and site specifications for all our project work. In addition, she has specialized in specifications for sustainable projects. Susan teaches graduate sustainable material courses at City University of New York and the Fashion Institute of Technology.


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New Jersey skyline with central focus on Urby building

Urby at Harborside

Jersey City, NJ

A modern curved glass building on the river in Jersey City, set against the iconic New York City skyline in the background. The partly cloudy sky adds to the serene atmosphere, and wooden posts protrude from calm waters in the foreground.

The Ellipse

Jersey City, NJ

Sunset bathes a modern skyscraper and surrounding cityscape, highlighting the contrast between the glass facade and the urban environment, with a view of a distant iconic tower.

70 & 90 Columbus

Jersey City, NJ

Lush green lawn fronts a modern architectural marvel with undulating glass facade and white supports, flanked by vibrant yellow bicycles in sunny park-like setting.

Google Gradient Canopy

Mountain View, CA