It is 2015, and we’re celebrating our 55th year of continuous architectural practice. It is significant milestone by any standards, but for SB Architects it means we have definitively settled into our second half-century of business. Time to look forward and pro-actively set the firm on a course for the next half century. We are committed to growing largely from within and supporting long-term careers with the firm.
Today, we have announced our new, expanded leadership group – two new principals and 10 new associate principals – as a reflection of both our continuing growth and our plans for the future. In our Miami office, Jorey Friedman and Emilio Perez have been named principals of the firm. Jorey – or Shosh as most people know her – has become a champion of the creative design process during her 20 years with SB Architects. Her leadership style is quiet and instinctive, and she has committed to mentoring aspiring designers throughout her career. Emilio is, in his own words, “a people person.” Passionate and dedicated, he provides the Miami office with inspiration and leadership, and is tasked with continuing to expand the firm’s presence in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Our 10 new associate principals, in both our San Francisco and Miami offices, reflect the firm’s ethnic, gender and age diversity, as well as the diversity of the firm’s world-wide client base. As a group, they contribute a balance of talent, with each new principal uniquely qualified to guide the firm toward the future in his or her own way. In San Francisco, the new associate principals include John Cisco, Teresa Ruiz, David Louie, David Rychlowski, Kristoffer Koster, Greg Lehman and Matthew Page. In Miami, the new principals include Stefano Falbo and Pinar Harris. Eric Leung has been named principal in the firm’s Shenzhen office.
As SB Architects continues to grow, the larger leadership group will allow the firm to effectively fulfill its promise of principal-level involvement on each and every project. Now celebrating its 55th year of continuous design practice, the firm has laid the groundwork for success over the next 55 years.