An Interview with The Design Society Daily News

Scott Lee, President and Principal of SB Architects, recently sat down with the editors of The Design Society Daily News about design inspiration, direction and trends. Here’s what he had to say: Design Society:  Tell us a little about your background in design Scott:  I’ve known since I was 10 that I wanted to practice

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An Award for the Largest Spa Complex in the World

The Volcanic Mineral Springs & Spa at Mission Hills Haikou, the world’s largest spa complex, has received the Modern Decoration International Media Awards Recreational Project of the Year. The Spa at Mission Hills Hainan takes its initial design inspiration from the traditional Hakka Earthen Fortress Villages of Southern China – distinctive communal structures that have

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The Ultimate Gift

Robb Report has published its annual Ultimate Gift Guide for 2015, with 23 of the most fabulous gifts you can imagine. First on the list is Leaf Cay, a 35-acre private island in the Bahamas, priced at a cool $175 million. Jointly conceived by Auberge Resorts and SB Architects, and offered for sale by Bahamas-based

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SB Architects Shortlisted in the 2015 International Hotel & Property Awards

SB Architects’ design for Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve has been shortlisted in the International Hotel & Property Awards. The project has been shortlisted not just once, but twice, making the shortlist for Best Beach Hotel and Best Hotel 50-200 rooms, (both are global categories). The International Hotel & Property Awards draw entries from all

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Trends in Wine Tourism – Reporting from the Wine Tourism Conference

Last week, several of us from SB Architects traveled to Paso Robles to attend the Wine Tourism Conference. Although it was a first for us, this is the conference’s fourth year. As we work on our existing winery projects and continue to grow our winery design practice, we were attracted by this relatively new conference…not

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Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Rises in Miami

Palm Court is the first phase of the ambitious expansion of the Miami Design District – creating a ground-breaking retail destination amid a community dedicated to art and design.  As the master architect for Palm Court, SB Architects has been tasked with creating the architectural skeleton for the four block project – defining the building

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Mixed-Use Design in China – Looking to Suzhou’s Past and Future to Create a New Water Town

Last month Real Estate Frontier, one of China’s leading real estate magazines, talked with Bruce Wright about the design of Moon River, a new waterfront town in Suzhou China that takes cues from the region’s past to create a new water town for the future. Real Estate Frontier:  As a mixed-use project, Moon River includes five-star hotels,

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SB Architects at Yoga for Hope

As part of our ongoing efforts to stay fit and give back, we will be participating in Yoga for Hope on September 20th from 10-1 in San Francisco’s Union Square. Yoga for Hope benefits the City of Hope, a leading research, treatment center dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other life threatening illnesses guided

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Malliouhana – Two Months to Go

The excitement is building for the grand re-opening of Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort, scheduled for November 1st! The first hotel to be built on the island of Anguilla, this venerable resort was owned and operated by the same family for 25 years. Now an Auberge Resort, Malliouhana has been completely renovated. Headed by SB Architects,

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#SBFit – Design for Wellness and Wellness for our Designers

One of the most important trends we are seeing in design of hospitality destinations is the growing importance of sustainability, stewardship and wellness in the hospitality industry. As an industry, we are designing destinations that care for the earth, and take care of us at the same time. So as members of the architecture and

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