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As an architectural practice, NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organisations worldwide and designs environments, communities, and buildings that enhance people’s lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is an industry leader in designing science and educational facilities. The firm has won numerous awards and has been recognised as one of the largest firms in the annual BD WA survey. NBBJ has more than 750 employees in 11 offices worldwide.

Consistently recognised by clients for creative and professional design process, NBBJ has partnered with many top research institutions, corporate and tech companies, including the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, King’s College London, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, Amazon, City University, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Salk Institute and Tencent.

As a global leader in science and research architecture, NBBJ produces high-performance research teams. In the past five years, the practice has programmed, planned, and designed more than seven million square feet of research facilities for projects ranging from BSL-4 biocontainment laboratories to gene therapy research laboratories to large multi-disciplinary research centres. Their work includes award-winning projects such as The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, consistently voted one of the top 10 Best Places to Work for Postdocs by Scientist magazine.

NBBJ understand that researchers need to move at the speed of their ideas, both as individuals and in collaboration with others, empowered by high-performance space equipped for continual flexibility. Research is a strategic investment and cultural asset, whether it’s an academic research or university medical centre, or a translational facility or technology incubator. With expertise in multiple disciplines—architects, lab specialists, economists, and sustainability experts—NBBJ work  to craft inspiring spaces that encourage discovery to face the challenges of today, while preparing to meet tomorrow’s.



Retargeting space: converting offices to labs

The current demand for well-located, appropriate lab and office space has contributed to the juxtaposition of an unexpected surplus of vacant commercial space created by the COVID-19 pandemic and growing requirement from life science tenants. This presents an...

WSJ Tours Samsung’s Silicon Valley Headquarters

Four years after its opening, the Samsung North America Headquarters continues to connect employees and get people outside, says NBBJ Partner Robert Mankin as he tours the Wall Street Journal through the project. Watch a video of their campus visit.

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