Collaborative House is a full service Interior Design firm that works in the Commercial and Residential Design segments.  We are committed to Interior Design excellence, as proven by the numerous awards received on our projects. We believe that we can change people’s lives through the power of design.  Collaborative House’s overall project quality and performance exhibits a strong understanding for our client’s conceptual intentions and our commitment to delivering projects on time and on budget.

Suzanne Furst, Principal, Interior Designer

Suzanne Furst is an award winning Interior Designer with diverse talents in residential and commercial design, working with top developers and architects. As Past President and an active member of her professional design organization, American Society of Interior Designers in Los Angeles, Suzanne has also created Showcase Houses, Design Trade Expo’s, Art Tours, and Home Design Tours.  She is well known for her unique ability to create high style environments which are fully integrated with modern technology and are eco-friendly for every design genre. Her network of professional, industry, and media relationships, affords her clients the security in knowing that their projects will have the latest in cutting edge design.

Suzanne has appeared on HGTV “Designers Challenge” and the Style Network. Her refined attention to detail has afforded her work to be featured in publications as diverse as the LA Times Home Section as well as numerous design and lifestyle magazines and table top books.

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Robert Nieto, Principal, Project Manager

Robert first started in the design industry when he was selected to market and create the first ever Design Showcase at the Historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills by ASID LA and the City of Beverly Hills. It was here that his affinity to the design business grew into a passion and his creative enthusiasm for historic restoration, and interior design began to flourish.

Today, Robert manages the design, implementation and installation of Collaborative Houses many diverse commercial projects focusing in Multi-Family Housing, Offices, Community Spaces and Exterior Social Environments. These include such high profile projects as the recently completed Anchor Place, Century Housing’s Award winning Veterans Housing Project in Long Beach and the Holt Family Apartments, a Clifford Beers Housing project in Pomona. Other projects include The New Genesis, a Skid Row Housing Trust development, (the first multi-mixed use property in downtown Los Angeles) the 28th Street YMCA, a Paul Williams historic landmark restoration project in collaboration with Killefer Flammang Architects and Clifford Beers Housing. Robert consistently maintains a high level of quality in the execution of the projects he oversees which keeps clients coming back.