SBB Residential Design is the Oakland, CA -based professional practice of Shawn B. Bradbury. Shawn has a Master’s degree from U.C. Berkeley’s prestigious M. Architecture program, and has been practicing residential design, construction, and project management in the East Bay since 1997.
Originally schooled in Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language approach, Shawn worked with Alexander and his Center for Environmental Structure since 1993, later taking on a central role in the firm after accepting his Master’s in 1997. While with Alexander, he tackled professional projects ranging from Bay Area residences, to college facilities in Tokyo, Japan, to dense worker housing in Frankfurt, Germany.
Shawn later worked as a Designer and Project Manager at Integrated Structures, Inc, a Berkeley firm where he brought a craft-oriented approach to both renovating and creating new spaces for the historic CBSR church on Russell Street in Berkeley. This project has been cited as a Structure of Merit by the City of Berkeley.
Shawn has been practicing independently since 2001, first designing Craftsman-style homes, additions, and remodels in the East Bay hills. More recently, Shawn has been folding modern and contemporary design elements into his practice, as clients cite desire for a more open style of living, more deeply and intuitively connected to outside spaces. These projects have expanded SBB’s practice beyond the Berkeley/Oakland hills, to encompass San Francisco and greater Northern California.
Perhaps most importantly, the practice has increasingly taken advantage of design opportunities to incorporate green building techniques at every step, including:
Shawn is proud that SBB Residential is practicing sustainable design, creating thoughtful and inventive solutions in any style -- solutions that not only meet client needs but exceed expectations.