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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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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Wineglasses Rising

Our wine practice is dedicated to producing designs where site sensitivity, structure and nuance are favored above all else. The combination of exceptional sites and local influences make our wine-related projects a truly wonderful place for guests. To best convey the individuality of each site, we try to be modern in our thinking and classic

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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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How Tropical Modern is Redefining Island Style Residences

SB Architects is reinterpreting traditional Caribbean architecture as many affluent home buyers ask for the laid-back look called tropical modern. Tropical modernism, a design movement in which sensitivity for local context combines with the form-making principles of modernism. This aesthetic combines the clean lines and muted color palette of contemporary design with the exotic woods

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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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