Construction/Architecture Notes: Award-winning architects join forces

Bart Shaw, AIA and Gregory Ibañez, FAIA, 

Ibañez Shaw Architecture

801 West 10th St.

Fort Worth 76102

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Two of Fort Worth’s highly-recognized architects have formed Ibañez Shaw Architecture. The new practice will build on the legacy of design excellence of their original firms.

Led by principals Gregory Ibañez, FAIA, and Bart Shaw, AIA, the firm will provide architectural services for a wide array of project types.

Collectively the principals have received 42 design awards at the local, state and national level. Both Shaw and Ibañez are past presidents of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and currently serve roles in the Texas Society of Architects.

Recent and current projects of their respective firms include: Fort Worth Camera, Eisenman Shoes at the Shops at Clearfork, Ennis Public Theatre, First Class Lounges at Miami, Las Vegas and 10 other international airports, four Ferrari dealerships in Texas, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth, Silo Restaurant in Nashville, the Retail Incubator at Victory Park, and residences in Fort Worth, Dallas and Virginia.

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“I’ve known Bart for many years and have a deep admiration for his work. This firm was created because we believe that with our combined resources we can widen our reach while maintaining an approach of continuous principal involvement, which we feel is absolutely essential for the creation of exceptional work,” said Ibañez.

The firm is also introducing a new identity, studio and website. The website showcases award-winning work and projects currently on the boards. The studio is located at 801 W. 10th St., a space that was most recently occupied by Oberklasse Auto Werks.

“Greg and I share a belief that design can have significant impact on businesses, and communities. We invite our clients to engage in a meaningful exploration of ideas in search of each project’s essential, authentic core,” said Shaw.

Ibañez has practiced architecture for more than 37 years and 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.

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Shaw grew up visiting great Fort Worth buildings, where his grandfather was a foreman for Thomas S. Byrne. These experiences developed into a life-long love of architecture.

His work has been recognized with design awards from the Texas Society of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, and the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He was recently selected as one of the Fort Worth Business Press “40 under 40.”

Bob Moore Construction receives safety award

Bob Moore Construction of Arlington has been selected to receive the 2017 Alphonse J. Engelman Zero Lost Time Safety Award from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA).

The TCA’s Safety Award program recognizes general contractors committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. The Zero Lost Time Safety Award is given to those TCA member companies whose superior safety programs have resulted in no jobsite incidents that resulted in lost man-hours of work for the 2016 calendar year.

Bob Moore Construction’s safety program has previously been recognized with numerous certifications and awards:

• Bob Moore Construction was one of the first general contractors in Texas to be accepted in the exclusive OSHA Local Partnership program.

• The company was one of the first general contractors in Texas to have its superintendents certified as Tilt-Up Supervisors by the American Concrete Institute in a joint program with the TCA.

• The company became the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a tilt-up company by the TCA, in a program that included an evaluation of its safety program.

• Bob Moore Construction has received numerous safety awards including numerous TCA Zero Lost Time Awards, The CompGroup AGC Safety Award and the AGC’s Safety Director of the Year.

“We take great pride in any award that recognizes our safety program,” said Ed McGuire, president of Bob Moore Construction, “but the Alphonse J. Engelman Zero Lost Time Award really is the ultimate measure of our success. In 2016 we performed tens of thousands of man-hours of work without losing a single hour to a jobsite incident. That accomplishment goes beyond having a good safety program. It speaks to the tremendous partnership we have with our superintendents and subcontractors whose commitment to safety makes our program succeed every day.”

The Alphonse J. Engelman Zero Lost Time Safety Award was announced Sept. 30 at the TCA Convention and Expo in Miami.