Suzan Tahir Ismail was born in Erbil City, Iraq.She had the passion to become an architect since she started to draw in primary school,  through the years she had many artistic hobbies which inspired her to the architecture direction.

She ranked the first among the city students in 1984 and so  started the journey to fulfill her dreams by being accepted in Baghdad University.

She completed her Bachelor degree in 1989 and the Master of Science in the same university in 1999 with Honor degree and specialization in Landscape.

She is  working in Salahaddin University since the foundation of Architecture department in 1993 and  was the first female architecture staff in the department.

She has published four researches in various scientific journals and international conferences and was promoted to Lecturer degree in 2014.  

Suzan is interested in the fields of sustainability, sustainable landscape, green transportation, environmental design, and interior design