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Today, SB Architects announces a strategic business merger 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,” says 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 at 10 Design, comments: “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 US, 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 US 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.
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, the first purpose-built Ritz-Carlton Reserve; 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; Fort Lauderdale’s tallest building, 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.
About SB Architects
Having recently celebrated its 62nd anniversary, SB Architects has established an international reputation for design solutions shaped by the subtleties of the site. The firm has extended its leadership in hospitality, residential and mixed-use in thirty countries and across four continents, with a collaborative culture and dynamic team of passionate individuals driving the firm’s legacy and ongoing evolution. Since its beginnings in custom residential in 1960, SB Architects has prioritized staying true to the site and creating a strong sense of place that resonates with visitors, guests, and residents on an emotional level. As it continues strategic expansion and its portfolio reflects even greater geographic diversity, the firm will leverage its entrepreneurial spirit and architectural craft to thoughtfully connect people to each other and to iconic experiences of a signature place.
SB Architects’ site-specific, hyper-localized design has resulted in legacy projects such as Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort that immerses guests in the natural rhythms and solace of nature; Santana Row, a mixed-use project that fosters discovery and a meaningful sense of community in San Jose; and Fisher Island, an exclusive island resort community that was honored with an AIA Miami Test of Time Award and has enlisted SB Architects as its primary designer for over 39 years. For more information about SB Architects and the world-wide reputation for excellence it has built in the planning and design of projects across the globe, visit www.sb-architects.com.
About 10 Design
10 Design is an international architecture and master planning practice with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Edinburgh, Dubai, Miami, London, Shenzhen, and Singapore.
10 Design works in 60 cities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. The practice works at diverse scales, from the design of individual buildings to the planning of cities. It focuses on bringing innovative design solutions for multicultural projects, with economic and social integrity. Its works include transport-oriented developments as well as mixed-use, retail, hospitality, residential, research and science, and civic and cultural projects.
A selection of its international projects includes China Resources’ Sungang MixC Retail Mall, Shenzhen, China; Hon Thom Island Integrated Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam; Al Seef Mixed Use Development, Dubai, UAE; New Town Quarter Regeneration, Edinburgh, UK; and Downtown South Masterplan, Raleigh, US to name a few. Discover more at https://www.10design.co/
About the Egis Group
Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering, and mobility service sectors. The firm designs and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable, and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 17,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organization of society and the living environment of citizens all over the world. For more information, visit www.egis-group.com.
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