Our mission is to offer our clients the most creative use of existing conditions, budget and time while honoring the desired aesthetics, programmatic needs, social considerations, and the well-being of the natural environment.
TBE Architecture was founded in the spring of 2016 by Ray Willett. The firm’s first focus was the emerging commercial cannabis industry. Following the wild fires of 2017, the firm made a commitment to a balanced portfolio of residential and commercial projects.
Throughout his career, Ray’s objective has remained the same, “to work with a team of designers practicing ‘best-of-era’ design, and to continue engaging architecture’s role in the long term sustainability of this planet and its’ diversity.” Architecture is a team effort requiring the vision of the owner, the input of numerous consultants, the constraints of site, zoning and code related issues, and the inevitability of the unexpected. Working together to find the opportunities within all of the constraints, it is the role of the architect to coordinate these efforts and disparate requirements to find the most appropriate forms, systems, and ethos that defines ‘best-of-era.’
Ray has over 20 years experience in Construction and Architecture and has worked at firms including: RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture in Sonoma, Safdie Rabines Architects in San Diego and DECA.inc in Portland, OR.
TBE is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the California Cannabis Industry Association.