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N. Sue Alden, Ralph Willis Allen, Kichio Allen Arai, Kalman Axelrod, Jane Ayers, William James Bain Jr., William James Bain Sr., Bruce Bonine, Clifton J. Brady, Kieran Breen, Dennis Burch, James Joseph Chiarelli, Alistair Cory, Ira Ernest Cummings III, Richard Dallam, Reidar Dittmann Jr., Xiao-Hui Gao, Dean E. Hardy, Mark Herman, David C. Hoedemaker, Patrick Toner James, Perry Bertil Johanson, Scott J. Johnson, Arlene Kisiel-Jermann, Charles Kolb, Bradley David Leathley, David Leptich, Edward Kristian Mahlum, Steve McConnell, Jane McElroy, Robert Louis Morris, Floyd Archibald Naramore, John C. O'Brien, Michael Dean Ossewaarde, Doug Parris, Mark Perry, Robert James Pope, John Thompson Ridley, Brent Rogers, John Abram Rohrer, John Savo, Kenneth Schwarz, Stuart Silk, Robert Sowder, Wallace Redmon Stout Sr., James Suehiro, William M. Svensson, James Tully, Donald Arthur Winkelmann, Scott Wyatt, Jerry Yin, Alan Young, Clayton Henry Young, Richard Zieve

Active 1943-present

Firm Notes

Floyd Naramore, William Bain, Sr., Clifton Brady and Perry Johanson co-founded this Seattle-based firm in 1943. In 12/1960, NBBJ elevated four men to Partner status, joining the founders; they were: William M. Svensson, A. Ernest Hennessy, Eric C. Rising and Harry G. Widener. Widener was the firm's accountant. In 1960, two men--Theodore B. Carroll and Carl G. Forssen--had previously achieved the position of Senior Associate, but nine other men joined them at this level in 12/1960. They were: William J. Bain, Jr., son of a founder, James W. Evans, Robert A. Floren, Robert A. Hanson, Dean E. Hardy, Melvin J. Larson, William R. Pickens, Robert R. Pope and W. Redmon (often written "Redmond") Stout. Men made Associates in 12/1960 included Robert D. Bell, Bert J. Bruce, John D. Finnegan, Franklin J. Gribble, Gunnar R. Lie, Robert E. Messer and Vincent L. Oredson. These seven joined G.G. Cottier, George A. Graham, Jr., and Michael D. Ossewaarde, who were already Associates at NBBJ. (See "Architectural Firm Adds Three Partners," Seattle Times, 12/04/1960, p. 38.)

NBBJ, with over 700 employees worldwide, claimed itself to be the third largest architectural office in the United States and fifth in the world (2003); NBBJ operated two branch offices in Beijing, PR China, Columbus, OH, Dubai, UAE, London, UK, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA in 2005; in 2006, NBBJ had nine office worldwide: Beijing, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Shanghai; the firm was known as the "NBBJ Partnership" in 2005; Godwin Nitschke Bohm, a Columbus, OH, architecture firm, formed a working association beginning in 1976 and later merged with NBBJ. In 2006, Scott Johnson was a Partner with NBBJ. In 2007, the following employees headed the nine branch offices: Gao Xiao-Hui, Principal, Beijing, China; Doug Parris, AIA, Partner, Columbus, OH; Mark Perry, AIA, Principal, Dubai; Alistair Cory, Principal, London, UK; Scott Hunter, AP, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Los Angeles, CA; Jane Ayers, Senior Associate, New York, NY; Mark Herman, LEED AP, Principal, San Francisco, CA; Scott Wyatt, FAIA, Managing Partner, Seattle, WA; Jerry Yin, AIA, Principal, Shanghai, China.

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