Boston-based Steffian Bradley Architects closes abruptly


BOSTON–Steffian Bradley Architects, an architecture firm founded in Boston in 1932, has abruptly closed its doors, Boston Business Journal reported.

Company’s website did not have any notice regarding the closing of the office. When called the main phone number, no one picked up the phone on Monday and the call went to voice mail.

Steffian Bradley Architects, known as SBA, specializes in architectural design, healthcare planning, interior design, lighting design, master planning, and urban design. Headquartered in Boston since 1932, SBA’s expanding international practice maintains two offices in New England, along with global affiliates in the United Kingdom, China, and Canada.

Steffian Bradley Architects had 120 employees, of which 60 were located in Massachusetts, as of last August, according to the most recent Boston Business Journal research. It had 20 architects registered in Massachusetts and had $13.7 million in 2017 architectural billings at the time, the research shows as reported by Boston Business Journal.

“With deep regrets, SBA closed (its) doors yesterday,” wrote Bob Humenn, a health care architect and Steffian Bradley principal, in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday as reported by Boston Business Journal. “It was a wonderful professional firm to be a part of. I was there for 27 years and my partners started much earlier.”

Boston Business Journal said that it was not immediately clear what prompted the closure, whether the closure impacts all Steffian Bradley offices or just Boston or how many employees are impacted by the closure. The company had not notified the state of any large-scale layoffs as of April 5, according to the most recent Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act report.

The company was the 21st largest architecture firm in Massachusetts, according to Business Journal.