In over 50 years of continuous practice, SB Architects has established a world-wide reputation for excellence in the planning and design of large-scale hotels, resorts, destination resort communities, and all associated resort amenities. In addition, the firm has proven to be a leader in the design of large-scale multi-family residential and urban mixed-use projects. Widely recognized for its highly individual approach to design, the firm has received over 200 awards for design excellence.
A mid-size firm by design, the dedicated staff in the firm’s San Francisco and Miami offices successfully merges five decades of experience with the energy, drive and dedication of a second generation of partners. With the technical capabilities and the understanding to take even the largest projects from initial concept through construction anywhere in the world, the firm remains a hands-on, design-oriented practice at heart. Integrity in design, connection to the client and balance in its corporate culture are integral to the firm’s identity.
In over five decades of continuous design practice, SB Architects has built a broad portfolio of experience in a wide array of project types, geographic locations, construction techniques and architectural styles. This experience gives the firm a high level of expertise, while its collaborative process and individual approach to each project allow the firm to be innovative, flexible and responsive. Perhaps its greatest strength is the firm-wide ability to work directly with the client to establish a strong design vision, and maintain that vision throughout the life of the project.
Site-sensitive design has been a hallmark of the practice for over a half-century. The design team strives to honor the site with design solutions inspired by the regional vernacular, local materials and the sense of place inherent within each site, and is dedicated to advocating sustainable design and construction methods on every project the firm undertakes. Leading by example, all four of the firm’s principals are LEED Accredited Professionals, as is a majority of the staff.