Suzanne Lovell holds a professional degree in architecture from Virginia Tech where she studied with the Bauhaus trained, Swiss German architect Olivio Ferrari. He believed a focus on craft was paramount to the profession, which resonated with Lovell as she has a family background in American antiques and fine art & object collections.
After completing her professional degree in architecture, Lovell was hired by Skidmore Owings & Merrill as an architect, and moved to Chicago in 1980. She started her own business in 1985 to focus on residential architecture and interior design, and her practice now also includes fine art collection advisory. Suzanne is widely recognized for her talent in creating unique and approachable residences across many styles, and she is well known among her peers as an expert in fine art, design furniture editions, ceramics and textiles.
Lovell, along with her team of architects, designers and fine art specialists, explores the “3-Dimensional Experience” through the integration of architectural language, sophisticated materials, furniture, textiles and fine art collections. Suzanne Lovell Inc. has received numerous national and international design awards, and their work has been published by Architectural Digest, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boat International, Modern Magazine, Interiors Magazine and Veranda.
Suzanne is a member of the Director’s Vision Council at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, and was a member for the Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors. Her book, Artistic Interiors: Designing with Fine Art Collections (Abrams, 2011) is available through booksellers.