Redefining Heritage | Contemporary Touches

At times, efforts to retain a site’s history, charm, and character take on greater importance when designing a hotel in an area distinguished by its tightly knit community and long-established ‘look-and-feel’. When tasked with a two-part hotel renovation as part of a multi-faceted rebranding and refresh of the 22-acre The Estate Yountville, we had to

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Road Trip Revival

The road trip is about to have a major revival. Dating back to the 1880s, road trips are part of America’s collective national psyche, as they represent freedom and the excitement of the unknown. Journeying by car provides the traveler the opportunity to get off the beaten path, make authentic connections, discover and support local

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A Thriving Company Culture, Makes Remote Working, Work.

SB Architects is fueled by our people, and over the last 60 years, we’ve created a studio culture that we’re incredibly proud of. How do you maintain that same company culture during lockdown? We put our thinking caps on and brainstormed ways to replicate our usual initiatives, virtually. “The current situation has done a great

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SB Architects Wins Two Awards in the AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards

The 2020 winners of the annual AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards have been announced and we’re excited to share that we have been awarded and recognized in not one, but two categories! Merit Award of Excellence, Sustainability for Miami Design District, Miami, Florida Citation for Theoretical & Research Award for La Rose, Paris, France

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Redefining Heritage | Incorporating History

The key to allowing the past to seep into the present is embracing a degree of unpredictability, which in the case of Calistoga Ranch, took the form of materials with surfaces susceptible to patina and tree growth through decks and bungalows that we designed so that each guest could encounter a unique experience based on the

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Redefining Heritage | The Setting Sets the Tone

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor said, “If you have an awareness of history, it comes to be part of the now,” a sentiment that hints at a gentle rather than heavy-handed approach in retaining historical character in design. Vestiges of the past have a way of emerging through the emotional terrain of a site, city or

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Topping-Out 2019 with The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota

  Following in from the groundbreaking in 2018, SB Architects and The Kolter Group reach a milestone in construction, celebrating the topping-out of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Sarasota, Florida, at 19 stories. When designing the Residences, SB Architects ensured that the branded residential tower would have a strong connection to the surrounding area, integrating unobstructed water vistas

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Grand Opening of the AMARA Hotel, Cyprus

  After 12-years in the making, the AMARA Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus, is officially open and in true Cypriot fashion, the hotel group pulled out all the stops for their opening ceremony, which was a lavish, spectacular three-day celebration; including a kick-off ‘white party’, grand opening party and ended with Nobu’s signature sake ceremony. On

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SB Architects Takes Home ‘Best in Retail’ Award for Paradise Plaza

On November 21st, SB Architects joined 220 of Florida’s finest at Jungle Island in Miami for South Florida Business Journal’s, fourth annual Structures Awards. SB Architects took home the ‘Best in Retail’ Award for phase three of our multi-phase Miami Design District project, Paradise Plaza. The award, designed to honor the most impactful and standout

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Biking for Hope

SB Architects has been a proud supporter of Bike to Hope for the past two decades. Supported by the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council (NCREC), Bike to Hope is designed to raise vital funds in support of the incredible City of Hope. City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for

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