Architecture is more than just buildings. The people who inhabit their spaces, the life that happens within their rooms, the cities that are indelibly changed by their presence, the streetscapes that are enhanced when they are built, and the social structures that can be influenced by their manifestation all of these define great architecture.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas and founded by Gregory Ibañez, FAIA, and Bart Shaw, FAIA, IbañezShaw Architecture operates from the basic belief that everyone deserves the best design. Guided by boundless optimism and creative pragmatism, Ibañez Shaw believes that bold, enlightened design elevates the soul and enriches communities. The firm crafts distinctive, sustainable, and elegant designs that not only meet the needs of clients, but also respond to broader civic and social ambitions. This is true no matter the project’s type, scale or location.

As a boutique design firm, Ibañez Shaw prides itself on sustained principal involvement through the lifecycle of every project. The principals and staff guide clients through a transformative process to create architecture that provides rich personal experiences and positive community impact and that meets the firm’s definition of greatness.

Among the firm’s current and completed work are commercial, civic, interiors, residential and retail projects, including the Amphibian Stage Theatre in Fort Worth Fort Worth Camera, which houses photography classes, studios, and retail space; Lake Highlands North Aquatic Center in Dallas the home and guest quarters at Cobham Forest; a new mixed used building on Eighth Avenue in Fort Worth and Memory: Fairmount Park a public art project in Fort Worth.

Bart Shaw, FAIA, creates architecture of striking conceptual clarity, illuminating the highest aspirations of his projects. Bart co-founded Ibanez Shaw Architecture in 2017, continuing the commitment to design forged while practicing as Bart Shaw Architect for 7 years. He received his Bachelors of Civil Engineering and Masters of Architecture from Texas Tech University in 2003.

While he was born, raised, educated and practices in Texas, his body of work has received national and international attention for an approach to design that goes beyond program to express the full power of architecture. Bart’s diverse projects are the subject of more than 30 published articles, and have received in excess of 30 design awards and led to his elevation to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 2019. His work has been recognized by Americans for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, the International Interior Design Association, and the Fort Worth Chapter of AIA and has been the included in numerous exhibitions. Bart recently presented at the Facades+ conference in Dallas, Evolve AIA Kansas Conference on Architecture, and the AIA Oklahoma Leadership Conference. He is also a Contributing Editor to Texas Architect Magazine. Bart has served on numerous local and state AIA committees, and was President of AIA Fort Worth in 2012. He is a recipient of the Young Professional Award, Wooten Service Award and Charles Adams Award for Design Excellence from AIA Fort Worth.