Sushma has over 25 years of design and project management experience in Australia and in Singapore, on a wide variety of projects ranging from residential, institutional buildings, heritage conservation projects, transport buildings to museum and exhibition design.
Sushma worked with Land Transport Authority (1999-2006) where she was responsible for strategic planning, architectural and technical design and construction management of MRT stations, road transport structures and commuter facilities. During this period she organised an international design competition for CCL1 stations which resulted in award winning designs of Stadium and Bras Basah stations by WOHA Architects.
From 2006 to 2016, Sushma was the Project Director for the conversion of City Hall and old Supreme Court buildings, both gazetted national monuments, into the National Gallery Singapore. She oversaw the design and conservation aspects of the project as well as the development of exhibition design and gallery operations which included visitor services, security and facilities management. The award winning Gallery opened to the public in November 2015.
In mid 2016, Sushma returned to LTA as Director, Architecture, to deliver a people centred station design with a focus on a safe and delightful commuter experience.
Sushma graduated with Class I Honours in Architecture from University of Newcastle, Australia. She serves as a member on the La Salle College Building Development Committee and on the Environment Advisory committee with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She nurtures a deep interest in heritage and its role in the development of a city. She enjoys Indian classical dance, writing, sketching, reading historical biographies and travelling with her family.