Jim Bassett is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design.
He holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a Bachelor of Environmental Design: Architecture from the School of Design at North Carolina State University. He was the Sanders Fellow at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, from 2005–2006 and continued teaching there as a Lecturer in Architecture until 2008, when he joined the faculty at Virginia Tech. In addition to teaching and research, Bassett has maintained a design practice, Zellner + Bassett, with Paola Zellner since 1998. He has worked professionally with Roto Architects (1994-2004), Frank Gehry and Associates (1993), and Richard Meier and Partners (1992), all in Los Angeles. Through a range of media, his scholarship explores the relationship of architecture and context.