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WE ARE SKB

AND WE SEE

THE WHOLE PICTURE

WE ARE SKB AND WE SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE

Everything we build is just one part of many interconnected systems that make up our built environment. And every day these systems evolve. Nothing exists in a vacuum.

Every decision affects everything else.

Everything has to make sense to the individual, the family, the workgroup, the organization, the community, the region, the country, the earth. 

Everything has to make sense to the broker, the builder, the employer, the planner, the financier, the investor.

If it was easy, anyone could do it. Fortunately, we know how.

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Founded in 1982 by Fran Spector, Connie Knapp and Beth Baughman, today the firm carries on the traditions and values of these three pioneering women who wanted to build a professional practice that allowed the experienced Principals of the firm to remain deeply involved in the projects and give the clients the real benefit of the Principals' experience. Fran, Connie and Beth also wanted to build a workplace that nurtured and encouraged everyone who came to work at SKB to achieve all they could as professionals and people. 

Since its modest beginnings in a townhouse basement studio, SKB has grown to have major offices in Austin, Texas, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, representative offices in Chicago and Hartford, and affiliate offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Singapore. SKB has designed architectural and interiors projects in over 100 countries, and is licensed to practice architecture in over 20 states. 

NEWS: BLOCK 16 ARCHITECTS AND URBANISTS JOINS SKB

Austin, Texas architecture and planning firm Block16 has joined SKB and is now fully integrated as a single virtual firm with the SKB Washington and Silicon Valley offices. 

Founded in 1994 by Stuart Alderman, AIA, NCARB, Block16 has developed expertise in a wide range of building types, including Assisted Senior Living, Light Industrial, Medical Clinics, Multifamily Residential, Retail Centers, and Restaurant Prototypes and Roll-Outs.

Mr. Alderman will serve as a Principal for SKB and Patrick Londrigan, AIA, NCARB, will be the Austin Office Director.

For more information contact plondrigan@skbarch.com

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NEWS: SKB COMPLETES AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION

SKB has recently completed full interior architectural services for the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. ACE represents hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation, and provides office and collaboration space for its members needing representation in DC. The design features numerous biophilic design strategies, flexible work and collaboration spaces and extensive use of glass to provide both privacy and transparency. The design team took advantage of the acute angles of the pie-shaped building as vectors to visually pull people through the space and look out to the city. 

Many thanks to Zell Partners who served as ACE's real estate advisor and project manager.

For more information, contact Gladys Courand, SKB Design Director at gcourand@skbarch.com.