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NBBJ is a global architecture and design firm with 10 offices worldwide in Beijing, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Shanghai. The firm was established in 1943 as a partnership of Seattle architects Floyd Naramore, William J. Bain, Sr., Clifton Brady, and Perry Johanson. It is now the fifth largest architectural firm in the world.[1] NBBJ's services include Architecture, Consulting, Interiors, Landscape Design, Lighting, Branding + Design, Planning & Urban Design. They focus on healthcare practices in the United States and in Civic, Corporate, Commercial, Higher Education, Science, Sports & Events and Transportation. With 750+ professionals in five national and four international offices, NBBJ consistently ranks among the country’s top five and the world’s top 15 largest architectural firms. Whether achieving LEED® Gold certification, or further innovating sustainable solutions, the firm is dedicated to the pursuit of a more livable and healthier world: NBBJ is currently helping draft guidelines for the LEED for Neighborhood Development and LEED for Healthcare Construction pilot programs. Their staff is active in local and national programs with the AIA and USGBC, serving as the primary sponsor of the AIA’s Blueprint for America initiative. Nearly 20 percent of NBBJ staff is LEED accredited and their projects have been recognized for outstanding achievement in environmental design from organizations like ASHRAE and ULI. Three of NBBJ’s five domestic offices are LEED Silver or above. Additionally, NBBJ is part of a handful of international architecture firms to accept the Architecture 2030 Challenge, a global initiative stating that all new buildings and major renovations reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-emitting consumption by 50% by 2010, incrementally increasing the reduction for new buildings to carbon neutral by 2030.