SEB is a continuation of a consulting practice which began as Justin Gray Associates in 1970 in Cambridge, MA. In 1979, two principles of JGA, Bob Engler and Jim Stockard created Stockard & Engler Inc. which became Stockard & Engler & Brigham when former partner Gordon Brigham, rejoined in the firm in the 1980’s.
In the decade of the 2000’s, Jim left the firm to become Curator of the Loeb Fellowship Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Gordon retired, so the firm became SEB, LLC in 2009. Bob Engler is in his 43rd year in practice was joined by his son, Geoff, in 2005 who is responsible for many of SEB’s permitting related jobs, as well as serving as the project manager on all of its development deals. Brian also joined the firm but created SEB Housing as a separate company in 2018 to handle the lottery and marketing tasks that are separate from SEB LLC.
Since its formation, SEB has been working to maintain the integrity of neighborhoods in Massachusetts, while taking several approaches to increasing the affordable housing stock in Massachusetts.