Susan Ubbelohde is a professor in the of architecture at University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches design studios and seminars in sustainable design, lighting design, high performance facades, and architectural theory. She is a principal of Loisos + Ubbelohde Associates, a design and consulting firm based in Alameda, California, focused on high performance and sustainable design. Current projects include daylighting and energy modeling for the Edison Learning Academy in Santa Monica, California, with Daly Genik Architects, and daylighting design for Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi. She is also involved with the design of the Packard Foundation Headquarters in Los Altos, California, with EHDD Architects, as well as the NASA Sustainability Base in Moffett Field with William McDonough + Partners, both designed for carbon net-zero operation.
Ubbelohde has directed research for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the University of California Energy Institute, and the California Institute for Energy Efficiency on daylighting design, daylighting software, climate responsive design, and monitored building performance. She has authored numerous publications, participates on a variety of technical review committees, and lectures on environmental design and energy-related topics throughout the U.S.