Suanne Bassett
Architect | Designer
Suba is a Bay Area Architecture and Interior Design firm focused on connecting and collaborating with you, our Clients. We listen. We communicate. In fact, the back and forth process with you in design is essential for getting it right the first time. Each new project offers a unique set of circumstances and scope of work fueling creation of an original design. We don't do "cookie cutter" here. No matter what style of home you own or desire, we work closely with you to interpret your vision and set achievable goals. We then team up with Engineers, Contractors and the building trade in guiding your project through the permitting process and final construction. We take every project seriously, and we make it fun.

The firm, Suba, was created by Architect and Interior Designer, Suanne Bassett. She has over 30 years of experience in the design field. Her love of light, color, texture and indoor/outdoor living space is evident in her designs.

Suanne holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of California @ Berkeley and undergraduate degrees in French and Sociology. She became a licensed Architect in New York in 1993 and then in California, the next year in 1994. Suanne worked on large public building projects including an IBM training center in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, a hotel in Singapore, a Mid-town Manhattan high-rise and Prada retail boutiques before starting her own firm in residential design. This remains the focus of her work today. Although trained as a Modernist, Suanne enjoys working with clients on original designs in all styles.
16 Reviews
Hannah H
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2019

We hired Suanne Bassett to help us design a complete renovation of our home along with a 700 sf addition. It was important to us that we stay true to the original style and scale of our home, and that...Read More

Leah Reider
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

I am working with Suanne Bassett on a remodel of my kitchen and two bathrooms. Suzanne is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She listens to my wishe...Read More

Max Brown
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

Suanne has really been phenomenal in helping me create my new home. She is always responsive and always follows through with any promises she makes. She has been helping me get all the elements togeth...Read More

Rachel Forke
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2017

Suanne was recommended by my contractor and I'm so glad to have worked with her on my home expansion! She provided a number of options and I was able to pick the most appealing and combine them to ach...Read More

Kathy Herman
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Oct 2017

I met Suanne when interviewing Architects for a total remodel of a cottage. The cottage ceiling had several ceiling heights, and I wanted to make it a pitched roof to visually make the space appear l...Read More

r y
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2017

Suanne is the architect who designed our house in Palo Alto. We have high regards for her professionalism. She is dedicated to her work, communicates effectively with us, and pays attention to detail...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

I worked with Suanne for 2 years planning and implementing a major home remodel. She was involved in the initial design, architectural plans, permitting, on site building, and interior design. The b...Read More

Pauline Worters
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2016

We really enjoyed working with Suanne on our home remodel, adding >700sqft, and changing most of the interior spaces. Suanne came up with multiple options, including some ideas we would never have th...Read More

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