Prior to working as an architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, she studied with Olivio Ferrari at Virginia Tech, the top-ranked architecture program in the country. Mr. Ferrari, a Bauhaus trained, Swiss-German architect, believed a focus on craft was paramount to the profession.
Suzanne Lovell Inc. is a Chicago-based firm specializing in residential interior architecture, interior design and decoration. Suzanne, along with her team of architects, designers and fine art specialists, explores The 3-Dimensional Experience through the integration of architecture, sophisticated materials, custom furniture and textiles, antiques and fine art collections. Suzanne Lovell Inc. has received numerous national and international design awards and their work has been published widely in Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful and Interiors Magazine. Suzanne is a sought-after lecturer and keynote speaker frequently addressing her passion for collecting fine art and object.
The creation of custom fabrics and furnishings for her private residential clients led Suzanne to the design of furniture, textiles and rugs for mass production for the broader interior design market. Suzanne, along with Sam Kasten, launched Twill Textiles in 2004 as a sophisticated line of mill-produced fabrics that resonate with the look and feel of handmade product. Twill Textiles was acquired and is operated by Rose Tarlow Melrose House.
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 she was a member of the Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors. The work of her firm is documented in Artistic Interiors: Designing with Fine Art Collections (Abrams, 2011).