Firm Profile

tBP/Architecture is a full-service architectural practice specializing in facilities planning and design for educational and public sector facilities in California. Since our inception in 1952, we have been dedicated to helping our clients to provide thoughtful, quality design to support and facilitate student success. Our primary focus has been on educational facilities, K-12, college and university facilities; 95% of our projects are K-14 Educational Projects. tBP/Architecture has collaborated with over 60 California Community Colleges and nearly 60 School Districts during our firm’s history, successfully completing over 1,000 projects including new construction, renovations/modernizations, as well as facilities planning and implementation based in each client’s educational vision. The firm has grown to become a leading educational facility firm statewide, with offices in Newport Beach and Walnut Creek.

Our mission is “to provide inspiring sustainable and research based collaborative designs for educational facilities.”  Our clients benefit from our longevity, experience and capabilities with a varied listing of project types. Clients also benefit from our exceptional multi-talented firm members who are the nucleus of our business and provide a personalized level of commitment. We have a staff of 30 consisting of 11 licensed architects and 7 LEED Accredited Professionals, as well as planners, designers, interior designers, graphic artists, 3D presentation specialists, BIM and AutoCAD project leaders and construction administrators. Many of these professionals have been a part of the tBP family in excess of 25 years. The dedication to our mission keeps our business culturally enjoyable, financially stable and rewarding for both our clients and our family members. 

Why Choose Us


Collaboration and Sharing Ideas.

We become an extension of your staff and lead in the assistance necessary for you to realize your vision and goals. Our participation and collaboration with you becomes the foundation upon which your program needs are and your new facility is a facilitator for your continued successes. We listen, we share and we collaborate.


65 Years of Experience.

Our vast experiences, capabilities and professional knowledge is the backbone of our staff mentoring program. This provides confidence and credibility with our clients. The inherent dedications and commitments associated with our program and mission result in facilities which are fundamental to your business and improve the physical and built environments.


Digital Technologies.

We utilize the latest software and hardware to develop and guide your facilities to fruition. Our BIM technologies are used to coordinate and eliminate ambiguities in your construction documents. This results in schedule efficiency and project construction cost savings.




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