AD100 and Elle Décor A-list designer Suzanne Tucker recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Suzanne’s work was highlighted in a beautiful video produced for the Academy of Art University by studioDP2.

Suzanne’s acceptance speech focused on her passion for mentoring and fostering the next generation of design talent: “I was fortunate to have had an excellent education in the decorative arts, design and architecture; and lucky enough to have had some extraordinary mentoring experiences early on in my career. Those experiences, the good and the bad, instilled in me the importance of sharing my knowledge with my staff and interns, as well as colleagues and clients. It taught me the value and the personal reward in giving back to others through arts organizations, schools and leadership groups, non-profits and preservation organizations.” Congratulations Suzanne!