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08 28 2017

Two generations of award-winning architects combine to form Ibañez Shaw Architecture

Fort Worth, Texas – Two of Fort Worth’s most highly-recognized architects are pleased to announce the formation of Ibañez Shaw Architecture. The new practice will build on the legacy of design excellence that is a hallmark of their eponymous firms. Led by principals Gregory Ibañez, FAIA and Bart Shaw, AIA, the firm will provide architectural services to clients for a wide array of project types. Collectively the principals have received forty-two Design awards at the local, state, and national level. Both Bart and Greg are past Presidents of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and currently serve roles in the Texas Society of Architects.

Recent and current projects of their respective firms include: Fort Worth Camera, Eisenman Shoes at the Shops at Clearfork, Ennis Public Theatre, First Class Lounges at Miami, Las Vegas, and ten other international airports, four Ferrari dealerships in Texas, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, Silo Restaurant in Nashville, TN, the Retail Incubator at Victory Park, and residences in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Virginia.

“I’ve known Bart for many years and have a deep admiration for his work. This firm was created because we believe that with our combined resources we can widen our reach while maintaining an approach of continuous principal involvement, which we feel is absolutely essential for the creation of exceptional work.” – Greg Ibañez, FAIA

“Greg and I share a belief that design can have significant impact on businesses, and communities. We invite our clients to engage in a meaningful exploration of ideas in search of each project’s essential, authentic core.” – Bart Shaw, AIA

The firm is also introducing a new identity, studio, and website.  The website ibanezshaw.com showcases their award-winning work and projects currently on the boards. Their studio is located at 801 W 10th Street, a space that was most recently occupied by Oberklasse Auto Werks. The vibrant space is a light-filled laboratory for creativity, and still retains the latent character of the building’s history.

Gregory Ibañez, FAIA has practiced architecture for over thirty-seven years and is the recipient of twenty-seven AIA Design Awards. The breadth of his output, including buildings for universities, corporations, arts organizations, and homeowners, achieves excellence through his application of deeply-held design principles. While there is an undeniable regional focus to his work, Greg has also practiced internationally, designing projects in Europe, Asia and Mexico. His significant body of work led to his elevation to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 2012 for achievement in design. In 2006 he was awarded the Charles R. Adams Award for Design Excellence by the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is past Chair of the Fort Worth Public Art Commission, has served as a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Arlington. Greg has also served as Contributing Editor to Texas Architect Magazine and has been a guest speaker for the Dallas Architecture Forum and the Texas Society of Architects Convention.

Bart Shaw, AIA grew up visiting great Fort Worth buildings, where his grandfather was a foreman for Thomas S. Byrne. These experiences developed into  a life-long love of architecture, and he is proud to have a Fort Worth-based practice. Bart’s work has been recognized with design awards from the Texas Society of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, and the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He was recently selected as one of  the Fort Worth Business Press “40 under 40.” His work has been published in Interiors Magazine, Texas Architect, and Faith & Form Magazine. Last year his project “Pax & Parker” was a recipient of the International Will Ching Award and “Memory: Fairmount Park,” a Fort Worth Public Art project, was included in the American for the Arts Public Art Year in Review.

About Ibañez Shaw Architecture:

We believe that architecture is about people. We seek to engage with individuals, organizations, and communities to discover a meaningful and authentic architecture. More information can be found by visiting ibanezshaw.com.  Project images and headshot are available at this link: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/saiD1EoWJP. For interviews call 817-306-4452 or email info@ibanezshaw.com. The new studio will open in early September and is located at 801 West 10th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.