NBBJ spends a lot of time around hospitals, but don't worry -- there's nothing wrong. The architecture and design firm designs medical facilities as well as other structures including mixed-use commecial and office buildings, arenas, courthouses, colleges, and research facilities. In addition to architecture and design, the company provides consulting, branding, lighting, and landscaping services. NBBJ works on projects (clients have included Starbucks and Microsoft) around the world. It has offices in Washington, California, New York, and Ohio and international offices in China, the UK, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. NBBJ was founded in 1943 by four Seattle-based architects (Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson).
NBBJ has been expanding internationally since the 1990s, with the UK and Asia as its primary growth targets. Domestically, the company expanded its presence in New England with the 2010 acquisition of Boston-based firm Chan Krieger Sieniewicz. – less