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 designs 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 44 California Community College Districts (78 Campuses) and over 60 School Districts during our firm’s history, completing over 2,000 major projects including new construction, renovations/modernizations, as well as facilities planning, and implementation based in each client’s educational vision.

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Our mission is to provide inspiring, sustainable, and research-based collaborative designs for educational facilities.”  Clients benefit from our longevity, experience, and capabilities with a varied listing of project types. tBP/Architecture has built a practice around the belief that the best ideas evolve from an interactive and engaging dialogue with the community who will live in the environments we are asked to design. tBP/Architecture implements creative design and planning solutions utilizing the Interactive Workshop approach for the design of educational buildings. Clients are key team members in the evolution of the design. The solutions embrace each institution’s culture, address advanced learning modalities, enhance learning outcomes, provide optimum flexibility and adaptability, and create environmentally sensitive settings for lifelong learning.


Our clients 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 nearly 50 consisting of licensed architects and 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 for over 25 years. The dedication to our mission keeps our business culturally enjoyable, financially stable, and rewarding for both our clients and our family members. We take our work seriously, so we work hard and yet take the time to assess our results and celebrate our successes.

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Since our inception, tBP/Architecture has received over 170 Design Awards for educational facilities that reflect the program and curriculum, as well as, master planning and the aesthetic sensitivity to the contextual environment. We have won awards for our Master Planning projects, “In Design” projects, new Buildings, and Buildings that have served their occupants for more than 25 years. However, Awards pale in comparison with the thrill at seeing our buildings aid in creating a vibrant stage where life plays; supporting students, teachers, faculty, administrators, and the community.