Shalom Baranes Associates (SBA) is a 165-person Washington, DC architectural firm with an acclaimed reputation for its expertise in residential, commercial, institutional, and governmental design. SBA provides full architectural services for an international clientele that includes both private and public sector groups. Notable specialties include architecture, project management, historic preservation, interior design, and master planning.
Established in 1981 with a specific focus on the Washington, DC market, Shalom Baranes Associates has been at the forefront of development in the capital city, and maintains one of the district’s strongest portfolios of major building projects, ranging from multi-unit residential and hotel, to mixed-use and office building programs. SBA is recognized for its command of base building issues specific to the unique Washington, DC regulatory and urban contexts, from development of preliminary massing schemes to layout of functional, efficient floorplates that incorporate the most advanced technologies. The firm is equally acknowledged for its ability to synthesize coherent, practical building solutions from complex and varied building programs. SBA excels in developing innovative building designs that respect the surrounding fabric while presenting a fresh and dynamic vision that is appropriate to the mission of each client.
During the past 36 years, Shalom Baranes Associates has designed projects that total more than seven billion dollars and 30 million square feet. As a firm, we have received over 140 design awards.