Architecture is more than just buildings. The people who inhabit their spaces, the life that happens within their rooms, the cities that are indelibly changed by their presence, the streetscapes that are enhanced when they are built, and the social structures that can be influenced by their manifestation – all of these define great architecture.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas and founded by Gregory Ibañez, FAIA, and Bart Shaw, FAIA, Ibañez Shaw Architecture operates from the basic belief that everyone deserves the best design. Guided by boundless optimism and creative pragmatism, Ibañez Shaw believes that bold, enlightened design elevates the soul and enriches communities. The firm crafts distinctive, sustainable, and elegant designs that not only meet the needs of clients, but also respond to broader civic and social ambitions. This is true no matter the project’s type, scale or location.
As a boutique design firm, Ibañez Shaw prides itself on sustained principal involvement through the lifecycle of every project. The principals and staff guide clients through a transformative process to create architecture that provides rich personal experiences and positive community impact and that meets the firm’s definition of greatness.
Among the firm’s current and completed work are commercial, civic, interiors, residential and retail projects, including the Amphibian Stage Theatre in Fort Worth; Fort Worth Camera, which houses photography classes, studios, and retail space; Lake Highlands North Aquatic Center in Dallas; the home and guest quarters at Cobham Forest; a new mixed-used building on Eighth Avenue in Fort Worth; and Memory: Fairmount Park, a public art project in Fort Worth.
Ibañez Shaw has received significant and consistent design recognition, including local, national, and international design awards from organizations, such as the American Institute of Architects, International Interior Design Association, and Americans for the Arts. The firm has also won numerous Honor, Studio, and Merit Awards from the AIA Fort Worth, as well as from the Texas Society of Architects, and an Innovation in Design Award by Fast Company Magazine. The firm’s work has been featured widely in an array of publications, including The Architect’s Newspaper, Interiors, Curbed, Texas Architect, The Dallas Morning News, 360 West, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, archdaily.com, and Hinge. The principals are seasoned speakers, having lectured at the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference, The Facades+ Conference, TEDxUTA, University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture, AIA Kansas Annual Conference on Architecture, and the AIA Oklahoma Leadership Conference.
GREGORY IBANEZ FAIA
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 FAIA
Bart Shaw, FAIA, creates architecture of striking conceptual clarity that illuminates the highest aspirations of his projects. While he was born, raised, educated and practices in Texas, his body of work has received national and international attention for an approach to design that, under the umbrella of aesthetic excellence, goes beyond program to express the full power of architecture. Bart’s diverse projects are the subject of more than 30 published articles, and have received in excess of 30 design awards and led to his elevation to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 2019. His work has been recognized by Americans for the Arts, the national level of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, and the Fort Worth Chapter of AIA and has been the included in numerous exhibitions. A sought-after lecturer, Bart recently presented at the Facades+ conference in Dallas, Evolve AIA Kansas Conference on Architecture, AIA Oklahoma Leadership Conference and the annual Texas Society of Architects Conference on Architecture. He is also a Contributing Editor to Texas Architect Magazine. Bart has served on numerous local and state AIA committees, and was President of AIA Fort Worth in 2012, and is a recipient of the Young Professional Award, Wooten Service Award and Charles Adams Award for Design Excellence from AIA Fort Worth.
Ibanez Shaw Architecture is a certified MBE Minority Owned Business in Fort Worth, Texas