Two of Fort Worth’s most highly-recognized architects have formed Ibañez Shaw Architecture. The new practice will build on the legacy of design excellence of their eponymous 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 forty-two 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 ten 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.
“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 their award-winning work and projects currently on the boards. Their 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 over 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.
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.”