PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NBBJ, named among the most innovative architecture firms in the world by Fast Companythree times in the past five years, has opened an office in the heart of downtown Portland to help clients in the region achieve better human and building performance through design. The office launches in support of more than one million square feet of ongoing project work with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Legacy Health, and it will also enhance the firm's local project capacity to serve institutional and commercial clients.
"Establishing an office in Portland is vital to our strategy to be close to Northwest clients and locate in creative capitals – the places where NBBJ's innovation-based practice and creative design culture intersect," said Steve McConnell, FAIA, NBBJ's Managing Partner. "With a long history of designing regional projects, we can provide the highest level of service to our Oregon clients by combining NBBJ's global knowledge with local insight and design talent."
The Portland office is led by a team of experts with deep experience in the region, including: NBBJ Partner Jose Sama, NBBJ Principal Larry Parrett and NBBJ Healthcare Director Jessica Radecki. In addition, NBBJ Partner Teri Oelrich, leader of the firm's Health Consulting practice and award-winning NBBJ Design Partner Jonathan Ward, FAIA, are Portland residents and will make the Portland office their home base.
The firm has a strong history of delivering projects successfully in Oregon dating back to the 1970s — including work for Nike, Moss Adams, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs. Recently, the firm has been awarded several projects pivotal to Oregon's emergence as a leader in health innovation:
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Founded in 1943 in Seattle, NBBJ's projects have had a profound impact on the Pacific Northwest and globally, helping clients drive innovation by creating highly productive, sustainable spaces. Its work includes Amazon's 3.3 million SF expansion in Seattle, major hospital projects for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a new headquarters for Chinese tech giant Tencent, the largest development to date at the University of Oxford in England, and the headquarters for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the opening of the Portland office, NBBJ will have more than 750 employees in Boston, Columbus, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Pune, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai.