For 24th year, SB Architects Collaborates with SFSU

For the 24th year, designers from  SB Architects paid a visit to San Francisco State University to share their professional insights about resort design with students of the school’s Recreation, Parks and Tourism Department. On November 29, SB Architects’ Greg Lehman and Keith Houchin presented to Professor Patrick Tierney’s Destination Resorts class, enhancing the students’


SB Architects Goes BIG With 3 New High-Rise Projects

Long known as an industry leader in the design of luxurious, site-sensitive resorts, SB Architects is quickly becoming a key player in the design of urban high-rise properties, leveraging a long history of leadership in the design of multi-family and mixed-use projects. “The goal of our practice is to be skilled and nimble, a leader


Countdown to Opening

With a little over a month to go until Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa opens its doors, here is a time-lapse video showcasing the construction of the new Grand Cayman destination resort located on the famed Seven Mile Beach. SB Architects is looking forward to attending the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 15th which marks


Design Manifesto Interviews Teresa Ruiz

Multi-family expert Teresa Ruiz shares her architectural journey on modelo’s new blog, Design Manifesto. Teresa discusses becoming an architect, finding her voice as a designer and her decision to join SB Architects. Teresa Ruiz, brings to SB Architects over 15 years of architectural experience with a focus on multi-family and residential projects. At SB Architects, she

Freemark Abbey by SB Architects for Wine Wednesday

The Rebirth of Freemark Abbey – A Photo Journal

The rebirth of historic stone building at Freemark Abbey marks an important milestone for the Napa Valley.  Now renovated and re-born as the home of Two Birds One Stone and as a center for Freemark Abbey hospitality and events, the new building gracefully bridges the divide between the rustic, hand-hewn nature of the historic original structure and

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10 Reasons to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

Businesses in increasing numbers are recognizing that their success can be measured in part by the health and wellness of their people. By promoting wellness in the workplace, they can increase the health, happiness and productivity of their employees, directly affecting their bottom line. At SB Architects, we work hard to provide practices that support


Freemark Abbey: Napa Valley’s Iconic Stone Winery Brought Back to Life

The historic stone building at Freemark Abbey has been an iconic Napa Valley landmark for well over 100 years. Originally constructed in 1886, the structure graces the label of one of the valley’s legacy wineries, renowned for its participation in the pivotal Judgement of Paris wine tasting of 1976 –  a distinction that placed the

KAPOW at SB Architects 2016

The Values Driven Company – 5 Tips for Giving Back

Follow your passion.  Value your work.  Pay it forward.  Give back. Every company wants to follow these principals. According to Susan Cooney, founder and CEO of Givelocity, giving back engages employees and offers them a meaningful opportunity to bond, share their personal values, and act in unison toward a common goal. Giving back to the community

Southbeach Triathlon-SB Architects Team

SB Architects Takes the South Beach Triathlon by Storm

For the fourth year in a row, SB Architects fielded a strong team to compete in the South Beach Triathlon. We fielded 11 teams of three – one swimmer, one runner and one biker, for a total of 33 entrants! This year, for the first time, we held a drawing and sent three members of

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SB Architects’ Hotel Trends for 2016: A Second Look

At the beginning of the year, I took a look at four key trends impacting the design of hotels and resorts in 2016:         authentic, immersive, curated experiences         wellness as a lifestyle         recasting iconic properties for a new generation         the move toward contemporary design in hospitality As we head into the second quarter, I wanted to