a+u 2018:12 NBBJ – Creating Community
Founded in Seattle in 1943, NBBJ has built a trans-disciplinary reputation through collaborations with companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, Tencent, and Alibaba, and through active partnerships with industry leaders that the architecture profession doesn’t often interface with—such as those leading in neuroscience and botany.
This issue of a+u explores 14 projects that makeup only a fraction of the firm’s 75-year legacy, focusing specifically on the company culture of flexibility and adaptation that has enabled NBBJ to challenge, and be challenged by, its innovative clients.
a+u NBBJ Creating Community includes: Introduction What’s Next Clifford Pearson Roundtable What We Care About Steve McConnell, Jonathan Ward, Alyson Erwin, Nate Holland, Vivian Ngo Essays Escaping Good Design Shannon Nichol They’re Alive! Skyscrapers that Breathe, Evolve, and (Maybe Even) Move Clifford Pearson New Methods, New Results Phil Bernstein The Re-Socialization of Patient Care Richard Dallam, Ryan Hullinger The Distance Between a Neuron and a Building John J. Medina Work Amazon in the Regrade The Spheres, Doppler and Meeting Center, Day One Client Interview: John Schoettler Interviewer: John Savo, Dale Alberda REI at the Spring District Columbus Metropolitan Library, Northside Branch Client Interview: Alison Circle Interviewer: Mike Suriano Meridian Center for Health The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Samsung America Headquarters Client Interview: Jim Elliott Interviewer: Jonathan Ward Ant Financial Z Space Tencent Seafront Towers Client Interview: Chao (Ivan) Wan Interviewer: Wei Hu Rainier Square The Realm and Great Room, Taikoo Place Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Seattle City Light, Denny Substation Massachusetts General Hospital, Lunder Building Client Interview: Jean Elrick Interviewer: Joan Saba, Jay Siebenmorgen New General Hospital