Researcher, designer, photographer  – I have a varied background and range of experience but all have in common an interest in the built environment and the meaning behind the spaces and homes that we create.

I’ve worked for and with historic sites and historic preservation organizations on design and research projects. I am an engaging lecturer with a particular focus on the early 19th century social and architectural history of Manhattan.

Contact me a info@studiotinker.com to learn more about the work that I do and how I can work with you or your organization.

Susan De Vries


*New York Preservation Archive Project, Board Member, 2008-present
*Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, Education Committee Member, 2015-present
*Attingham Summer School, Selected Participant, 2012
*5 Duth Days 5 Boroughs, Co-founder,  2005-2010


*Kendall College of Art and Design (MI), BFA
*Columbia University, MS in Historic Preservation