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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An Interview with Scott Lee

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the dynamic president and principal of SB Architects, Scott A. Lee. Since taking the helm 18 years ago, Lee’s architectural skill, passion, business acumen and marketing savvy have been a driving force behind SB’s emergence as a leader in the hospitality industry. With talent-packed offices in San Francisco, Miami

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts to Expand Portfolio with New Resort in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Conrad Hotels and Resorts is getting a second property in Mexico with the redesign of the former La Tranquila Resort in Punta Mita. Following a multi-million dollar investment, the re-imagined 324-key resort property will welcome guests to an exclusive tropical oasis. Hilton, Conrad’s parent company, is currently working on around 25 projects in Mexico including the

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Santana Row: Standing the Test of Time

Federal Realty, which helped spearhead the interest among developers in urban Main Street mixed-use environments opened one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in the United States when it developed the $450 million, 42-acre mixed-use village-within-a-city, Santana Row. Santana Row is a residential, office, shopping, dining, and entertainment district built around a main

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SB Giving Back at the SF-Marin Food Bank

SB Architects is committed to creating positive, enduring change through social responsibility and civic engagement in the communities where we live and work. By establishing a network with partner organizations, we can amplify our outreach activities, creating new opportunities to foster relationships with like-minded partners and clients, from the Habitat for Humanity, the City of

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How SB Architects is Redesigning Retail Into Thriving Mixed-Use Redevelopments

Despite a surplus in U.S. retail space, some developers are building more, just not in the form of malls. The target clientele: discerning professionals in pursuit of integrated pedestrian-focused developments that have all the urban trappings. These projects, often joint ventures between a housing developer and a developer with retail expertise, are sprouting up around

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