Department: Hospitality Management
- B.S., Interior Design
- San Jose State University
- A.A., Delta College
With over 35 years of design experience, Susan has saved clients thousands of dollars
by proposing creative design solutions that are tailored to their needs and budget.
Susan McDonnell began her career in college consulting on the design of numerous pizza parlors. The combination of food, fun and design instantly attracted her to the hospitality industry and she has been designing for restaurant owners across the nation ever since.
Susan has been an instructor at Mission College since 1996. Susan takes pride in designing energy-efficient and cost-effective restaurants.
As a principal designer at Susan McDonnell & Associates, Susan is responsible for overseeing all design work of the food service areas and public spaces as well as coordinating with project consultants, submitting plans, and job site supervision. A full list of her clients is at mcdonnelldesign.com.