TEN OVER STUDIO Becomes a Certified B Corporation

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TEN OVER STUDIO joins the B Corp Community in celebrating B Corp month in February! TEN OVER became a Certified B Corporation in September 2017 after combing through their social and environmental impact since the firms inception. 

B Corporation certifications, managed by the nonprofit organization B Lab, recognize companies that are actively working to use “business as a force for good.” Companies that join the B Corp community sign a “declaration of interdependence” acknowledging their responsibility to their employees, communities, the environment and to future generations.

TEN OVER joins the community of over 2,100 certified companies from 50 countries and 130 industries. TEN OVER joins the community of over 2,100 certified companies from 50 countries and 130 industries. TEN OVER is one of three architecture firms with the certification in the California and one of only seven in the country.

According to Jim Duffy, TEN OVER founder and CEO, the certification is an acknowledgement of the ethos that has always been central to the firm: building sustainability into every area of the business.

“Becoming a B Corp made it known to the world that we take our impact on the people we work with and the planet we call home just as seriously as the profit we make,” says Duffy.

This has been a year of significant growth for TEN OVER, which opened its first satellite office in Bend, Ore. in July. The B Corp certification helps to lay the groundwork for continued, mindful growth.

Learn more about becoming a Certified B Corporation here or email stephw@tenoverstudio.com with questions. 



TEN OVER STUDIO is an architectural design firm headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif. with a second office in Bend, Ore. We offer full architectural, landscape and interiors services for both commercial and residential projects with an eye toward environmentally sensitive design. Our portfolio includes a number of LEED® certified and award-winning buildings. These include awards for green landscape design and green innovation from the San Luis Obispo Green Building Council, the People’s Choice Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Recognition Award from the Fire Station Design Symposium. The firm was founded in TKTK with 10 employees dedicated to giving 110 percent effort in everything we do. And while we are extremely proud of our built projects, we consider our true legacy to be the successful relationships we have developed with the clients, consultants, contractors, and agencies we work with.


About B Lab

B Lab is a nonprofit organization leading a global movement of people “using business as a force for good.” It has built and serves a community of Certified B Corporations who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. And it helps those businesses manage and measure their impact using the “B Impact Assessment” and “B Analytics.” Other B Corporations include Patagonia, Ben and Jerry’s and BrandIQ.