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NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organizations worldwide, and designs environments, communities and buildings that enhance people’s lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is an industry leader in healthcare and corporate facilities and has a strong presence in the commercial, civic, science, education and sports markets. The firm has won numerous awards and has been recognized as one of the world’s “Top Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms” by Fast Company magazine.

NBBJ has 700 employees in eleven offices worldwide, including Beijing, Boston, Columbus, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Pune, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai. Clients include Alibaba, Amazon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, Reebok, Salk Institute, Samsung, Stanford University, Starbucks, Telenor, Tencent and the Wellcome Trust.

nbbX is the ideas platform of NBBJ. It is our blog in which we write about what “means the world to us.” With a focus on work, cities and health — that is, through the three channels of Work, Community and Well-being — we investigate the notion of “a good life” and how to enable it through design and architecture. http://meanstheworld.co/

June 08, 2021
The vitality of ground level commercial space is about much more than the future of...
April 13, 2021
The four levels of health that support long-term success.

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February 25, 2021
Eleven strategies to reduce energy use and increase wellbeing.
January 22, 2021
Five lessons from Asia and Europe to create more human-centric American cities.
An evidenced-based approach to elevate the workplace experience

Illustration: NBBJ


Architects | September 01, 2020
A new NBBJ report presents design concepts for providing people with opportunities to...

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June 22, 2020
Below are predictions made from a reactionary mindset, coupled with realities that have...

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University Buildings | March 26, 2020
While student dormitories are well-suited to certain alternate healthcare uses — from...

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May 23, 2019
While an appropriate balance of mixed-use offerings is key, providing retail that is the...
Micro-units: Good for the city? Good for citizens?

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Multifamily Housing | NBBJ | January 16, 2019
Thinking more holistically about housing typologies and zoning will improve our public...
Urban Planning | NBBJ | December 05, 2017
Rather than focus on urban “densification" perhaps we should consider urban “...
Staff lounge at the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Tower

Staff lounge at the University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Tower. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider/NBBJ.

Architects | NBBJ | September 01, 2017
Many healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on designing amenities, policies,...
Industry Research | NBBJ | July 06, 2017
From swimming pools to pirate ships, amenities (even crazy ones) aren’t just perks, but...
Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

Office Building Design | NBBJ | May 30, 2017
Eight fresh ideas for the high-rise of the future, from NBBJ Design Partner Jonathan Ward...

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Retail Centers | NBBJ | March 09, 2017
NBBJ’s David Yuan explains how changing retail trends are creating new opportunities for...
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