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 the Principal, 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.


As architects working primarily in an urban context, our goal is to create beautiful and sustainable additions to the built environment that surpass our clients' expectations. We aim for each project to enhance the urban context and be welcoming to its neighbors.

ib+a takes programmatic and financial parameters to form an architectural response that is both contemporary and contextually responsible. The Principal leads in design and project teams remain under the direction of the Principal through to completion.


ib+a has served as the one-stop design firm for several projects, providing architecture as well as award-winning interior and landscape design solutions. We strive to create outdoor and indoor spaces that communicate in the same language. We follow the same level of design excellence in everything we do. 


ib+a is experienced in master planning and feasibility studies of all sizes. We have planned for institutional campuses, mixed-use communities, and whole block developments. Our goal is to create communities that engage and sustain for generations to come.


The entitlement process for any project can be arduous and testing. Our considerable experience and success in managing our clients' projects through this process continues to bring referrals to the firm. We make this process as easy for our clients as possible. Our preference is to work closely with local community groups and neighbors to ensure that our designs receive their support and pass through the entitlements process as quickly as possible. 


Our staff is able to take your project into and smoothly through construction. We handle logistics, coordination, and problem solving, so projects are built in an efficient and timely manner.