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Samaha+Hart Architecture is a San Francisco based architecture firm established in 2006 by Bassel Samaha and Heather Hart. The firm’s work is, by design, diverse; with a wide range of residential and commercial projects of various scales. The requirements of every client and the characteristics of each site are uniquely considered with no preconceived agenda. The office is committed to producing work which has a strong conceptual basis and that is rigorously detailed, with particular attention paid to incorporating innovative and sustainable materials.


Principal, AIA

Bassel has over 25 years of experience in architectural practice. Prior to co-founding Samaha+Hart he worked with many prominent firms including the San Francisco office of SOM, where he worked on high-rise towers, civic projects and airport terminals. He then joined C. David Robinson Architects as an Associate, and was the Project Architect on the Charles M. Schulz Museum. At Fougeron Architecture, Bassel served as the Project Architect on two San Francisco Public Libraries as well as a multi-unit housing project. Bassel has Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize for design, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from UC Berkeley. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a licensed architect in the State of California.



Heather has 20+ years of experience in architectural practice.  Prior to co-founding Samaha+Hart, Heather was a Studio Leader at Andrew Skurman Architects; she worked on numerous high-quality residential projects and served as the Project Architect for the major public spaces of a 5-star resort in Southern California. Earlier in her career, Heather worked at Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, as well as at the San Francisco office of HOK.  With MCAA, Heather worked on a variety of cultural and commercial projects.  While at HOK, she worked on multiple office towers throughout the bay area and was part the design team for the Asian Art Museum. Heather has a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed architect in the State of California.

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