The Making of Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort

Tucked into a hidden canyon just off the Silverado Trail in California’s Napa Valley, the site for Calistoga Ranch provided a unique opportunity to create a private luxury resort on one of the last available parcels in the Napa Valley. Swiss immigrant Otto Lommel originally purchased the property in 1921 as a family retreat.  Forty

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Getting Social at the Estate

Tucked amid the lush vineyards of Yountville, The Social, a 4000-square-foot Napa-chic farmhouse event space, is the newest milestone in The Estate’s extensive renovation. The Social boasts incredible views of the inspiring ridgeline beyond and sliding walls open onto an impeccably landscaped lawn and private courtyard with flowing water and fire features alongside gardens with

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Townschool for Boys Event

For the 13th year in a row, the Town School for Boy’s third-grade class descended on SB Architects’ San Francisco office for a fun-filled morning of discussions, design and hands-on activities. Associate and Designer, Brita Spano Villanueva, has participated in Town School for Boys event for the past five years and has recently begun to

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Bruce Wright to Judge Perspective’s A&D Trophy Awards 2018

We’re very excited to announce that Senior Vice President and Principal Bruce Wright has been selected as a judge for the 2018 Perspective’s A&D Trophy Awards. The A&D Trophy Awards were created in 2004 to celebrate excellence in architecture, interior design and product design across Asia-Pacific and beyond. For the past 14 years, with a strong network

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Promotions 2018

The measure of any creative company is its people. At SB Architects, we cultivate a disciplined work environment that rewards creativity and integrity. Our professional staff is committed to innovative contemporary design solutions in the hospitality, mixed-use, and residential space. This year, we are proud to announce that in addition to growing our SB family, we have promoted

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The World Architecture Festival has Announced its Shortlist for the 2018 Awards

We are proud to announce that Miami Design District has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the 2018 World Architecture Festival. Now in its 11th edition, the World Architecture Festival, which will celebrate the 2018 awards program, has released their shortlist. Receiving more entries than ever before with a total of 1,000 submissions, the selected projects represent a vast international

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How We Look at Hotel Design with Matt Page

How We Look at Hotel Design with Matt Page For over a decade, SB Architects has come up with forward-thinking hospitality concepts and the firm continues to drive the industry forward. We caught up with Vice President and Associate Principal Matt Page, who discusses his design approach, recent projects, and his own evolution. How do

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The Impact of Place-Oriented Design in Mixed-Use Developments

Mixed-use developments can be a winning proposition if the architectural design, building amenities, tenant/anchor strategies align and are culturally-relevant a reflect the heritage of the neighborhood. Instead of large-scale residential developments or stand-alone, mid to high rise, generally single-use project, we see a shift to smaller infill projects with access to public transportation and commercial

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