Our Holiday Cards: To A Brighter Future

At TBA, our focus is creating beautiful buildings, protecting the natural environment, uplifting our communities, and realizing the future impact of our actions. If you’re reading this, you have likely received our annual holiday card (or if you haven’t, let us know!). Each year, we highlight a studio goal – and ways we utilize our work and talents to reach that goal, including:

  • Protecting mature trees, increasing planted areas and reducing impervious hardscape
  • Designing energy-efficient buildings made with renewable and recyclable materials
  • Conserving energy and water
  • Giving our homeowners tools to protect our resources
  • Designing for durability, adaptability, and longevity
  • Educating our next generation 

All of our efforts are geared towards creating a brighter future for everyone in our community, and our planet. Our holiday cards aim to shine a light on these goals, and elicit your support in reaching them as well. This month, we take a look back on the past several years of holiday cards. Come along with us! This is how we celebrate the holidays!


To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
– Quote attributed to Audrey Hepburn
Image: Garden shed from a custom new residence in Santa Monica, CA.

2018 Holiday Card TBA


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
– Chinese proverb
Image: Craftsman retreat in Lake Arrowhead, CA (a TBA renovation/addition project).

2019 Holiday Card TBA


“Let the villages of the future live in our imagination, so that we might one day come to live in them.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Image: TBA’s handcrafted holiday village, featuring 3-D printed models of several TBA projects.

2020 Holiday Card TBA


“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
– Chief Seattle, c. 1786-1866
Image: Artwork inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, published in 1943.

2021 Holiday Card TBA


“When we build, let us think that we build forever.”
– John Ruskin
Image: Art by Vincent van Gogh, View of Auvers, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, May-June 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

2022 Holiday Card TBA


“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Image: Watercolor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, painted by Senior Project Manager Jim Coyle. Jim volunteers as a docent at Hollyhock House, leading public tours while sharing his love for art and architecture.

2023 Holiday Card TBA

To learn more about our goals, see details on our approach; and sign up for our holiday card mailing list here. We wish you peace and goodwill this holiday season and beyond.