SB Architects Takes Aim at China Wine Boom With Luneng Wen’An Winery & Hotel

Beijing’s newest luxury getaway, Luneng Wen’An Winery & Hotel, celebrated its official opening in 2017. Set on an idyllic lakeside site south of the city, the resort includes two hotels and a full production winery. A contemporary take on a traditional agrarian wine country destination, this resort sits on 1,546 acres with a 58,000 square-meter

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Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa Haikou

Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs and Spa located in the volcanic region of Hainan Island. The spa comprises exquisite heat and water facilities, a wellness pavilion, Elements Café, Elements Bar, a nail spa, a hair salon and 90 treatment suites with a comprehensive array of treatment and rituals that are inspired by natural ingredients and

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Architecture Classes for Children? Why Is It a Good Idea

“When children engage in the process of designing, they are learning to identify opportunities, frame problems, work collaboratively, explore the contexts within which a solution must work, weigh alternatives, and communicate their ideas in three dimensions,” Bruce Wright, Senior Vice President. Each year, SB Architects participates with the local school community to immerse young minds

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Trends Reshaping Asia’s Hospitality Industry

Bruce Wright, Senior Vice President of SB Architects, reflects on China’s hospitality trends and how these industries play an integral role in the global economy. In 2016, the tourism economy in China witnessed rapid growth — mass tourism brought with it a further consolidated market foundation and more proactive industry investments and innovations. The domestic

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Miami Design District: The Intersection of Art, Architecture and Urban Design

A rapidly expanding city gets a retail district that echoes the surrounding landscape and features living green roofs. The Miami Design District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. The Miami Design District was created by Dacra, founded and owned by visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins, and L Real Estate. The

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A Look Inside Yountville’s Newly Remodeled Vintage House

Offering the elegance of authentic traditions, Vintage House connects you to the best of the Napa Valley. The hotel opened in October after an extensive renovation. The 22-acre Vintage Estate property, located in Yountville, includes Vintage House, Villagio Inn & Spa, and V Marketplace. The 80 bungalow-style abodes are tucked quietly amidst the lush landscape

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Creating One-Of-A-Kind Extraordinary Journeys

Having worked in over 70 countries, Scott Lee’s true passion lies in experiential travel — destinations that heighten guests’ environmental and cultural awareness. Scott is President of SB Architects, an international architectural firm known for its excellence and leadership in the planning and design of global hotels, resorts, destination communities, large-scale multi-family residential and urban

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Women in Design

Empowering women and seeking to equip designers with tangible skills and real connections is a central tenet of SB Architects’ philosophy. While famous women such as Zaha Hadid, Odile Decq, and Jennifer Siegal have paved the road to the very top, we would like to highlight our designers who are making a name for themselves in San

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222: Business Tips and More with Keith Houchin

Keith Houchin speaks with Enoch Sears of the Business of Architecture about his top business tips including: How to “wow” your clients with architectural visualization (it isn’t just about the image) Tips for picking the right rendering company that matches your budget The project ‘kickstart’ process that gets everyone on the team aligned and reduces

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Sheltering Surivors — Integrating Design Thinking With Humanitarian Efforts

The Coral Gables Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition — Sheltering Survivors — from November 2017 to May 2018. Sheltering Survivors explores the stories of the record-high forcibly displaced population in the context of human resettlement and innovative shelter designs. Museum patrons will be able to enter and experience shelters that have been applied worldwide,

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