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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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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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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Seven Takeaways from SAHIC 2019

The annual Latin America Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC) is the go-to event to stay ahead of the curve in the region. The conference aims to educate and provide direction for attendees on the Latin American industry, where it is heading, and where the investment opportunities lie. SB Architects’ Vice President, Stefano Falbo, and

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SB Architects Designs Honored in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler has just announced their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards and we are delighted to see so many of SB Architects projects showcased. A record-breaking 600,000 travelers took part in the 32nd Annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, celebrating the best of the best in travel. Best Resorts in the World #14 – Dorado Beach, A

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Past, Present and Future Bloom in ‘La Rose’, SB Architects’ Proposed New Spire for Notre-Dame de Paris

In response to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe’s call for design proposals for the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the global architecture firm SB Architects unveils a new vision, with a concept that celebrates the unbuilt ideas of Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc – the architect behind the original spire – in an Art Nouveau language

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The Making of Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort

Tucked into a hidden canyon just off the Silverado Trail in California’s Napa Valley, the site for Calistoga Ranch provided a unique opportunity to create a private luxury resort on one of the last available parcels in the Napa Valley. Swiss immigrant Otto Lommel originally purchased the property in 1921 as a family retreat.  Forty

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