Celebrating our 85th Anniversary!


This year we are incredibly fortunate to be commemorating two anniversaries at Steffian Bradley Architects! We are celebrating SBA’s 85th anniversary, SBA London's 15th anniversary, and SBA Connecticut’s 10th anniversary. 

In 1932, 85 years ago, Edwin “Ted” Steffian opened a one-man architecture studio in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Since then SBA has grown and evolved from a regional design firm into an international, five office, and award-winning practice specializing in architecture and interiors, planning, lighting and urban design.  Over those eighty-five years, SBA has been lucky enough to become a practice that revolves solely around one core mission, designing environments that enhance people’s lives. Our success in the design community is due to our people, who all truly believe that same mission, and who are dedicated to providing creative and unique projects for every one of our clients. 

In honor of these three milestones we will be rolling out a monthly campaign highlighting various moments in SBA history. We hope you all will enjoy this trip down memory lane!

We would like to take a moment to thank  all our clients, consultants, industry colleagues, and staff for supporting SBA over the years, we are extremely proud of all that we have been able to accomplish and are honored to be able to continue to design environments that enhance people’s lives for the next 85 years!  

Anniversary Blog Index:

Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: It All Starts with a Deck

Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Architectural Sketches

Celebrating our 85th Anniversary: Our People




‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ by Charles C. Ebbets

Copyright Bettmann Collection/ Corbis 

  • NFPA Journal- Looking at the Evidence

    Post by Kirsten Waltz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP - President U.S....

    Looking at the Evidence- How a New England hospital utilized the evidence-based design process to recognize efficiencies, save money, and, most important, improve patient outcomes The full publication with graphics can be found in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of the NFPA Journal

  • The Center for Health Design- Member Spotlight: Kirsten Waltz

    The Center for Health Design started the year with a member spotlight on SBA's...

  • SBA Announces 6 Promotions

    Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Theresa Harris, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C to Principal. Harris has been with SBA for 4 years in her previous role as Associate Principal, serving as a senior healthcare planner and architect for SBA

  • Seven Workplace Design Trends

    Post by Chu Foxlin – Principal, Design Director 

    I have found that the main driving design factors in a commercial workplace environment are typically quite similar to those in a healthcare or science research environment. Designs must utilize real estate in the most efficient and productive manner in order to create a space

  • Healthcare Meets Retail: Be One of the First to See Mass General Assembly Row Primary Care Facility

    Post by Nicole Ward - Senior Designer/Manager, Interior Design

    Steffian Bradley Architects (SBA) recently completed the design and construction of Mass General Assembly Row Primary Care facility located at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA. Mass General Assembly Row Primary Care is an innovative, team-based primary care practice located in

  • 08/23/2016

    Two prominent Pioneer Valley companies, Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) and Paragus, enlisted SBA to create a masterplan for their future combined space, which includes a new innovation cafe and restaurant, roof-deck, and 4-story open office co-working space. VVM provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Springfield and the greater Pioneer Valley by uniting carefully selected

  • 10/23/2015

    Located on an island off Xiamen, a major city in southeastern China, Gulangyu is a small 0.77-square-mile pedestrian-only tourist destination that is home to approximately 20,000 residents. On Gulangyu’s narrow streets, only electric tourist buggies and a few fire trucks provide any vehicular traffic. Songyu ferry terminal had currently become inadequate to meet the demands of local and

  • 10/22/2015

      2014 was a year of breakthroughs for development in Qianhai, China. This rapidly expanding hot spot saw extensive new construction, financial innovations, property development, and institutional progress. 20 important projects were initiated by Qianhai in December.    Investment for these new projects totaled more than $16 billion (US). They will include

  • 06/15/2015

    The new Art Performance Center at Berkshire Hills Music Academy is currently in design and we couldn't wait to share these exterior sketches by Principal Designer Derek Noble, AIA, LEED AP. To learn more about this project, check out our previous blog post.   

  • 04/06/2015

    Reception Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) intends to open a 21,300 square-foot Outpatient Oncology and Infusion Center in Waltham, Massachusetts. This Center will provide cancer patients with ongoing evaluation, planning, treatment, and follow-up services subsequent to diagnosis. It is intended to accommodate the growing needs of MGH’s Cancer Center patients who are seeking care closer to