BA and SABA Join Forces to Expand National Presence 


Acquisition Brings Expanded Geographical Reach, Cross-Sector Expertise, and Exceptional Talent to a National Client Base  


Boulder, CO and Seattle, WA – June 1, 2023 - Boulder Associates announces the acquisition of SABA, a Seattle-based architecture and interior design firm. Boulder Associates has specialized exclusively in the design and planning of healthcare spaces for 40 years; the incorporation of SABA's 20-year history of design excellence creates a unique opportunity for shared expertise across healthcare sectors while expanding into the science and technology, commercial, workplace, non-profit, and education sectors in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  

"We’re incredibly excited to be able to create this partnership between BA and SABA,” says BA’s President, Tim Riddle. “From our earliest conversations, it was abundantly clear that our cultural alignment, shared vision, and complementary services would provide tremendous opportunities for us to grow together, with greatly expanded service offerings across our combined markets. We look forward to being able to leverage our deep expertise across multiple sectors to better serve our clients nationwide.”  

BA's four-decade portfolio of projects encompasses all aspects of healthcare and senior living, as well as design research, planning, and operational consulting through BA/Science. Since 1983, the firm has grown organically from one office in Colorado to eight offices in Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina. The addition of SABA's Seattle-based practice will serve both firms' existing healthcare clients and allow SABA's additional multi-sector expertise to expand throughout BA's nationwide network.  

“We are extremely excited to join forces with Boulder Associates. Our combined resources, skills, and experience will allow us to expand our life-science, workplace, and early-education practices across the regions served by the nine combined offices, while also growing our healthcare practice in the Pacific Northwest,” says Bob Vizenor, Principal with SABArchitects. 

The partnership between BA and SABA marks an inflection point for both firms as they celebrate milestones in 2023: BA's 40th year in business and SABA's 20th. Central to both firms is the commitment to design innovation, impeccable client service, and team camaraderie; these shared values create strong foundational alignment to move into the future as an integrated firm.  

About Boulder Associates  

Boulder Associates is a design and consulting firm that has specialized in healthcare and senior living design for the past 40 years. Founded in 1983, BA helps clients set new standards for healing environments by aligning facility investments with business strategies and operational goals. With eight offices across the US in Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina, Boulder Associates maintains a staff of architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and consultants who share a belief in the power of design to enrich lives.  

About SABA  

SABArchitects (SABA) is an architectural and interior design firm that has specialized in life-science, workplace, early-education, and healthcare design for the past 20 years.  Founded in 2003 by Principals Steve Erickson, Arthur Furukawa, and Bob Vizenor, the team at SABA prides themselves on exceeding expectations and forming long-lasting relationships with their clients.  With more than 45 designers and staff located in their Seattle office, SABA has flourished by providing exemplary service to clients with highly technical needs over a range of markets.