IB+A Receives Awards

Jun 15, 2017

IB+A is proud to announce the receipt of multiple awards this month!

BUILD News has named IB+A as the BEST RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. They have also named Block 51, The Shipyard’s Merchant building, as the BEST MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROJECT.

Now in its third year, the BUILD News Architecture Awards “endeavors to recognize the amazing work done by the imaginative designers, artists and visionaries whose talent and innovation have created talking points that will span generations.”

Receipt of these awards is a great testament to the quality of our people, projects, clients and consultants – without the strength of which we would not be where we are today. We are deeply honored to have had these awards bestowed upon us and will continue to strive for excellence for both our clients and community.


IB+A architecture was established in San Francisco in 2000. We are an award-winning firm with services that encompass everything needed to get a project built. The initial focus of the firm's work has been in multi-family housing. As the firm grew, the project types expanded to include destination retail, senior communities, single-family residential and mixed-use urban projects all around California. The firm has also been commissioned to design affordable housing, schools, and custom residential interiors.

Each project is led by one of the Principals, who stays with the project from pre-design to post-occupancy. The firm is staffed with professionals who have seen their designs built, know the challenges of the design, entitlements and construction processes, and how to best help a client's project become a success. With each project, ib+a continues its passionate pursuit of innovative ideas, design excellence and exceptional service.


The Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment constitutes a complete transformation and revitalization of a long underutilized section of the City. IB+A's design sought to bridge the gap between traditional San Francisco architecture and the industrial vernacular that is characteristic of the Shipyards historic structures. First, the Donahue façade is more urban in nature and can be characterized by a regular provision of San Francisco bay windows. These bays, however, are clad in more industrial materials and thus reference the industrial past of the Shipyard. Second, the Friedell façade has been conceived as being no less urban but definitively more residential in its relationship to the street. Residential stoops and more textured materials line the street wall. The massing of this façade is more assertive and consciously references the forms and scales of the industrial buildings in the area.