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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.
Micro-units: Good for the city? Good for citizens?

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Multifamily Housing | January 16, 2019 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog Kathryn Firth, Urban Design Director, NBBJ

Thinking more holistically about housing typologies and zoning will improve our public realm.

Urban Planning | December 05, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog Kathryn Firth, Urban Design Director, NBBJ

Rather than focus on urban “densification" perhaps we should consider urban “intensification.”

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 | September 01, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog George Takoudes and Kelly Griffin

Many healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on designing amenities, policies, and workplaces to better support their clinicians, health...

Industry Research | July 06, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog Tyler Bohm

From swimming pools to pirate ships, amenities (even crazy ones) aren’t just perks, but assets to enhance performance.

Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

Tencent headquarters © Terrence Zhang, courtesy NBBJ

Office Building Design | May 30, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

Eight fresh ideas for the high-rise of the future, from NBBJ Design Partner Jonathan Ward.

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Retail Centers | March 09, 2017 | NBBJ’s nbbX blog David Yuan, Partner, NBBJ

NBBJ’s David Yuan explains how changing retail trends are creating new opportunities for urban experiences and public space. 

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