We provide our clientele with a full scope of architectural services and design related consultant coordination.
From 1985 to the present, we have specialized in cinema theatre design including new freestanding cinemas, luxury theatre conversions, IMAX and premium format auditoriums.
BBA is a professional architectural corporation founded by Blair Ballard in 1977 under the name Blair Ballard Architects. Located in Laguna Beach, California, BBA was incorporated in 2005 under the name BB Architects, Inc.
Making it happen.
From its beginning in 1977, BBA has been, and still is, committed to design excellence in architecture and planning. Our objective is to produce completed projects that the Client, the Community, and the BBA Project Team can point to with pride and satisfaction. Our firm has designed and master planned many notable projects locally, nationally, and internationally. We attribute our success to our commitment to forming a good professional working relationship with our clients and maintaining it throughout the course of the project.
Over the past 44 years, BBA has designed new and redevelopment cinema entertainment projects for Edwards Theatres, Regal, Galaxy Luxury+ Theatres, TCL Chinese Theatre, Landmark Theatres, and Cinemark. Our work extends throughout the United States: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. We have also been involved in international entertainment design projects in England, Japan, and Angola, Africa. Our extensive experience has enabled us to meet the diverse needs of our clients over many projects.
BBA master planned and designed the Franciscan Plaza I & II, a redevelopment entertainment/town center/parking facility in the historic Mission District of San Juan Capistrano, California. Other notable projects include the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX remodel, Irvine Spectrum Regal refurbishment, LALive Regal, Grand Ridge, Issaquah Highlands, WA, Ontario Mountain Village, CA, Alhambra Renaissance, CA entertainment centers, and Kapolei Commons Regal Hawaii. Industrial/commercial/distribution facility design include PWPipe and Burlington companies. BBA civic work includes serving as the consulting Architect for the Pageant of the Masters and the Festival of the Arts located in Civic Arts District, Laguna Beach, CA, providing design services for the Pageant production facility and Irvine Bowl.
BBA has designed estate and custom homes located in oceanfront and private hillside communities in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Luis Obispo counties. The most noteworthy projects are located in Monarch Bay, Three Arch Bay, Niguel Shores, Smithcliffs, Emerald Bay, Pelican Hills, Ocean Ridge, and Coto de Caza. Several of these estates have been designed for notable leaders of industry, commerce, and the motion picture industry.
BBA has been a leader in preparing digital renderings in-house for our projects since the 1990’s. We utilize still and animated views of our designs, enabling our clients to fully understand the design parameters, forms, materials, and colors of the proposed project. This facilitates dialog in the early stages of the design process, allowing clients to make informed decisions which save time and money.