SB Architects has merged with international architecture practice, 10 Design, an Egis Group company, following the last 12 months of collaboration, which has culminated in new opportunities and positive growth.
“We are delighted to share this announcement, in what I have no doubt will be an exciting and pivotal moment for our future. This is an incredible opportunity to transition and evolve SB Architects, and it happened at the right time, in the right way to allow our firm’s vision and potential to be fully realized,” said Scott Lee, president/principal, SB Architects. “This partnership is in line with our strategic plan to build on the strength of our service offering while maintaining our commitment to quality, innovation and value. The reputation and resources from the Egis Group and 10 Design combined with SB Architects’ 62 years of design excellence, will secure the collective a place in the Pantheon of architecture, which is the pinnacle of where we have always strived to be.”
Ross Milne, CEO, 10 Design, said, “This merger is another step along the way to expand upon 10 Design’s international footprint. The geographic office locations and design skills of each practice provide an incredible platform for multi-skill collaboration.
In the past 18 months, we have worked together on many projects from Asia to the U.S., which has strengthened our belief that we are completely aligned culturally and in terms of architectural ambition. I look forward to the next chapter where we together with Egis can build the business and produce world-class architecture.”
David Pringle, director of Architecture Line at Egis, reaffirms the strategic business plan for the merger, “We are delighted to welcome the merger between SB Architects and 10 Design. SB Architects’ celebrated architecture and award-winning credentials present enormous synergies worldwide with Egis.
This merger represents Egis’ most important achievement in U.S. to date. We look forward to the exciting growth planned across the continent, with our prestigious design offer.”
Synergistic in values, both SB Architects and 10 Design are entrepreneurial in spirit, ethically driven and people-first firms, with a keen focus on innovation. While preserving the current business structure, leadership team and design approach, this partnership will allow SB Architects and 10 Design to pursue new opportunities, collaborate with a whole new host of design professionals and support each other in an expanded geographic reach, according to the companies.
A trailblazer in the architecture and design industry celebrating 62 years of continuous practice this year, SB Architects will continue to leverage its entrepreneurial spirit and architectural craft to thoughtfully connect people to each other and to iconic experiences of a signature place throughout this strategic partnership and expansion. The firm has designed award-winning projects around the world, including legacy projects such as Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico, a purpose-built Ritz-Carlton Reserve (pictured above); Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort that immerses guests in the natural rhythms and solace of nature; the AMARA Hotel in Cyprus, a five-star resort set on a beachfront outside the seaside town of Limassol; Conrad Punta de Mita, Hilton’s first-ever Conrad brand resort in Mexico; one of Fort Lauderdale’s tallest buildings, 100 Las Olas; and most recently, the new PGA Headquarters, Omni PGA Frisco Resort.
Over the last six decades, SB Architects has forged solid, lasting relationships with clients, brands and design partners, which it will continue to cultivate and grow. While the two firms will continue to operate under their unique brands, this merger will create opportunities to utilize the firm’s complementary geographic footprints, combine skills and ultimately, strengthen global partnerships.