Susanne Brandherm studied interior design at the University of Applied Sciences of Detmold. Following various stations at Cologne interior design agencies, she founded the brandherm + krumrey interior architecture agency together with Sabine Krumrey in 1999, the Cologne location of which she heads. Susanne Brandherm was distinguished in 2013 with the INsider Award for her work. In addition to her design activities, she taught at the Trier University of Applied Sciences from 2013 to 2015. She has been a member of the board of trustees of the architect@work Germany trade fair since 2012, and a member of the German Design Award jury since 2016.