Best Architecture Firm in Kent

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Best Urban Community Residential Architecture Firm 2024 - Pacific Northwest USA

Design & Build Awards 2024 by Build Magazine

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Top 3 Best Architecture Firms in Kent

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Meridian Middle School Job Fair

Two of our team members, David and Payton, had the opportunity to speak with curious middle schoolers about the field of architecture. Through quick demonstrations and engaging conversations, they educated students on the career and hoped to spark inspiration in the next generation of architects.

Puget Sound Business Journal Tacoma Business Forum

The Puget Sound Business Journal hosted a lively and educational evening at the Tacoma Business Forum on February 13th, 2024. Guests had the opportunity to network, eat, drink, and listen to a panel of local business experts. The panel included Imad Bahbah from IHB, Michael McClure from MJR Development, and Emily Hubbard from Sage Investment Group, and was moderated by the South Sound PSBJ real estate expert, Shawna De La Rosa. The panel discussed pressing topics in the Tacoma business sphere, touching on themes of crime, housing shortages, Transit Oriented Developments, and the economic outlook of the city.

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Pacific Northwest Bisnow Multi-family Annual Conference

Imad had the pleasure of speaking on the "Navigating the Success of a Multi-family Project in the Pacific Northwest" panel on December 5th, 2023. He brought up the advantage of buying property now and starting the design process, so when the market turns in favor of building, developers can be ready to go at the forefront. He also discussed the challenges that regulations are posing to designers and how these challenges can be overcome.

If you're looking for more insight on these topics, get in touch so we can share our knowledge with you!

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IHB Employees attend San Antonio Multifamily Annual Conference

IHB had the opportunity to network at the Bisnow event in December 2023 in an effort to make connections in the Texas market. IHB Architects is looking to the future and planning to open an office in Austin in the coming year.

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Another Award for IHB Architects in 2024!

Quality Business Awards

July 8, 2024

IHB Architects is honored to accept the title of Best Architecture Firm In Kent! Thank you to our staff and our wonderful clients for helping us earn this award.

IHB Architects Wins Design & Build Award!

BUILD Magazine

April 29, 2024

IHB Architects has been named th "Best Urban Community Residential Architecture Firm 2024 - Pacific Northwest USA!"

Largest Family-Owned Companies in Washington State

Puget Sound Business Journal

March 21, 2024

IHB Architects ranked 81st largest family-owned business in the state

Tacoma Developers See Opportunity in Office Market Despite Economic Headwinds

Puget Sound Business Journal

February 16, 2024

"Low rents, interest rates and high development costs are vying against a strong pipeline of demand for office development and mixed-use conversions, panelists said at the PSBJ's Tacoma Business Forum."

Architecture Firms Ranked by Local Billings 2022

Puget Sound Business Journal

October 20, 2023

IHB ranks #31 in the state for local billings among architecture firms

Tacoma Avenue's Next Big Apartment Project May be Modular

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 22, 2023

Bahbah told the Business Journal in June that while prefabricated units slightly reduce construction costs, the real benefit is the reduced construction timeline and lower risk of change orders."

New Developer Takes Over Modular Tower Project Planned in Tacoma

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 7, 2023

"A Los Angeles-area developer is moving ahead with plans for a Tacoma apartment tower after the original developer pulled out."

252 Kent Units Take Shape

Daily Journal of Commerce

June 8, 2023

“As the DJC first reported last summer, DMG Capital is planning to acquire a Kent apartment site at 1617 W. Meeker St. in Kent. The project, still in review with the city, is being designed by IHB Architects.”

$6M Land Sale Clears Path for 284 Kent Units

Daily Journal of Commerce

December 12, 2022

"With local firm IHB Architects, the proposal for 2526 S. 272nd St. is a new mixed-use development. The architect's early plan indicates 284 market-rate units in two five-story buildings."

Here’s How Tacoma Apartment Development is Going and a Look at New Projects Still to Come


September 28, 2022

"Plans were filed this month to replace a longtime downtown Tacoma parking lot with new apartments spanning four parcels at 1123-1131 Tacoma Ave. S... The apartments are proposed as a modular project, using cold-formed-steel framing and fabricated as fully finished units, according to Imad Bahbah, principal of IHB Architects in Kent who’s also part of the project team."

Kent Continues to Attract Apartment, Townhome Projects

Kent Reporter

May 27, 2022

“I think developers are seeing south King County as an opportunity to attract residents that are priced-out of the Seattle market,” Bahbah said about the multifamily residential development boom.

Transpo Notes: Zero-Emissions Fleet Study, TOD at Tacoma Dome Station, Harrell Joins Sound Transit Board

The Urbanist

January 24, 2022

"Last week, a mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) project broke ground next to Tacoma Dome Station, making it the closest TOD project to the station yet. Named Trax, the project will deliver 115 apartments, an indoor farmers market, and other retail space."

100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Puget Sound Business Journal

October 29, 2021

IHB Architects ranked 57th fastest growing company in the state of Washington

Groundbreaking for Future Home of Highline Place

Highline College

August 25, 2016

"Through this development “you are not only providing new facilities for international student housing, but you are also setting the tone for future development,” said Des Moines Mayor Matthew Pina."

Developers Opt for Steel to Frame 11-story Modular Apartments in Tacoma

“The construction of an innovative cold-formed steel (CFS) framed apartment building is about to begin in the city of Tacoma, Washington. To expedite the timeline, the 11-story DMG Court will be fabricated as fully finished modular units using lightweight steel framing… The same team plans to develop another 252-unit apartment project, says Imad Bahbah, principal of IHB Architects.”