On this site you will find:

  • An introduction and some insight into the many facets of architecture and the services that architects provide. If you are beginning your search for an architect, or don't know whether or not you need an architect, there are some informative articles written by Steve Pribyl that might be of some use. The articles are commentary on architecture and business from our perspective. The articles will be updated and new articles will be added throughout the year.
  • Our approach to design as illustrated in our projects, discussed in the articles and visible in the site design. It's logical, straightforward and focuses on substance over glitz.
  • Some of the work of dbaArchitects. We strive for timeless, enduring design utilizing rich, natural materials by incorporating elements such as space, form, mass, light and color.

What We Do

Some common tasks done by dbaArchitects:

  • Determine requirements, research restrictions
  • Theorize approaches and optimum directions
  • Synthesize client needs with existing conditions
  • Conceptualize solutions
  • Design
  • Document the design
  • Stay current on codes, laws and requirements
  • Investigate new materials
  • Evaluate potential consultants
  • Select mechanical, electrical, and structural systems
  • Organize and coordinate consultants
  • Coordinate with government agencies such as the Building Department
  • Address changing conditions
  • Review construction
  • Consult/work for other architects on a contract basis

Project Types

  • Custom homes: new and remodel
  • Apartment buildings
  • Multi-use structure: Apartments over retail
  • Hotel re-design/remodel
  • Restaurants
  • Set design: Newsrooms
  • Tenant improvements (Office space)
  • Shopping centers
  • Furniture design
  • Mall food court tenant spaces
  • Hotel interiors and furniture (FF&E)
  • Graphic design
  • Product design


Testimonial from Richard Sherman, CFO of The David Geffen Company:
“It has been a pleasure working with Steve Pribyl and dbaArchitects. I have worked with Steve on several projects and look forward to working with him again. Steve is able to achieve impressive results while operating within tough constraints, all the while doing it with professionalism and ease…” READ MORE…