SBA’s roots were first planted in 1932, when Edwin “Ted” Steffian opened a one-man architecture studio in the centre of Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. The firm quickly built a strong reputation within the city’s emerging design community, completing projects for academic institutions and private developers throughout the eastern US. Thirty years later, Ted’s son Peter joined his father’s growing company, and in 1965 they forged Steffian, Steffian and Bradley with partner Tony Bradley.
After Ted’s retirement in 1972, Peter and Tony took the reins of SBA | Steffian Bradley Associates, Inc. and expanded the firm’s portfolio in the academic, corporate, healthcare, and residential design markets. Over the following decades, Peter guided the next generational of aspiring professionals, which included SBA’s current stockholders, who began their early careers at the company during the 1980s and 1990s. Flourishing under Peter’s guidance, these leaders have since evolved the company into the worldwide practice it is today.
Beginning in 2000, Steffian Bradley Architects expanded from its local roots with the addition of an independent office of 40+ professionals in London, United Kingdom; a regional New England office in Enfield, Connecticut; and affiliate offices in Gaungzhou, China, and Vancouver, Canada. We also developed an in-house associated firm, Sterling Planning Alliance, to assist our regional, national, and global healthcare clients with their strategic planning needs. Today, our portfolio represents work on three continents and a global staff bringing experience from dozens of cities and regions.