published on February 20, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Fresno-based S.I.M. Architects has announced a “formal working alliance” with Texas-based architectural and engineering design firm PBK, which specializes in educational and sports facilities.


The alliance between the two firms was effective Jan. 1

“Collectively, the SIM-PBK team offers our clients unprecedented resources and national e expertise for the programming and design of NextGen environments…,” said John Smith, a partner with S.I.M. Architects.

The newly formed alliance will be known as SIM-PBK Architects, with a Fresno office at 7591 N. Ingram Ave., Suite 101.

The relationship between the two firms dates back to 2014 with a collaboration on a project in Northern California.

“Since that time, the team has successfully completed numerous commissions from Los Angeles to Sacramento, and throughout the Central Valley,” according to the firm’s new website.

S.I.M. Architects was founded in 1987 by partners John Smith, David Iwanaga and John Milhous. Some of their noteworthy projects include the Sebastian Corporate Building and Arbor Fair and Broadway Faire shopping centers in Fresno, the Dinuba Vocational Building and Bud Rank Elementary School in Clovis.

S.I.M. Architects reported it had six licensed architects and 14 employees for The Business Journal’s Architectural Firms list published on June 24, 2016, ranking fourth in the region in terms of licensed architects.

Founded in 1981, PBK Architects has more than 300 design professionals in nine offices, mostly in Texas but two in California — Sacramento and Ontario — plus the new Fresno location.

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