About Us

B Group Architecture designs the places that are integral to our communities. College buildings, K-12 schools, civic facilities, and offices are a few of the project types on which we have built our reputation. We believe that the most appropriate and innovative solutions arise out of a spirit of collaboration with our clients: we take pride in listening closely to them, integrating them into the design team and transforming their dreams and aspirations into brick, mortar, concrete, steel and glass.

The firm is led by veterans Susan Barrón, AIA, ASID and Philip Black, AIA who are actively engaged with each of our projects. They bring both depth and breadth of expertise to programming, master planning, design and project delivery. Since 1994, we have successfully completed over three hundred projects without a single liability claim. Our culture is steeped in the idea of continual improvement: the foundation of quality in any organization and a key to our success in establishing long-term client relationships. We make a habit of exceeding expectations and consider it the highest compliment that the majority of our work is performed for repeat clients.


  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Interiors
  • Historic Preservation
  • Facility Assessments


  • City of Birmingham Board of Education
  • Jefferson County Board of Education
  • Vestavia Hills City Schools
  • Homewood Board of Education
  • Homewood Parks and Recreation
  • Hoover City Schools
  • Tuscaloosa City Schools
  • Muscle Shoals City Schools
  • Mountain Brook Board of Education
  • Auburn University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • Snead State Community College
  • Lawson State Community College
  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • City of Athens
  • City of Pelham
  • City of Alabaster
  • Town of Sylvan Springs
  • Opelika Utilities
  • Talladega Motor Speedway
  • Jefferson County Environmental Services
  • Albertville Municipal Utilities Board