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NBBJ Expands Healthcare Practice in Southern California

Senior Healthcare Architects Laurie McCoy and Scott Reed Join NBBJ as Principals

LOS ANGELES – October 21, 2013 – NBBJ, the second largest healthcare architecture firm in the world according to Building Design, is expanding its healthcare practice in Southern California. Based in NBBJ's Los Angeles office, the team will be led by NBBJ Partner Rich Dallam and veteran healthcare architects Laurie McCoy and Scott Reed who will join NBBJ.

The team brings unparalleled expertise to the Southern California marketplace having designed healthcare facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia. They will also be able to leverage insight from NBBJ's network of practitioners, who are leaders in Lean, Integrated Project Delivery, rapid protoyping and sustainable design techniques.

NBBJ has worked in the region for many top healthcare institutions including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Sharp Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital of Orange County. The firm is also active in the Bay Area, working with Kaiser Permanente and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Richard Dallam, FAIA – Partner

Dallam, a partner and member of NBBJ’s firmwide board of directors, brings 30 years of experience in the healthcare architectural profession to the Southern California region. He will continue to serve as one of three Partners-in-Charge for NBBJ’s global healthcare practice. Since 1981, he has been based in Seattle and will now divide his time between California and the Pacific Northwest. Dallam’s award-winning projects include Southwest Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center and Alaska Native Medical Center. He recently completed the design of a new clinic model for the Southcentral Foundation in Alaska, which has achieved unprecedented results in improving the health of its enrollees while cutting the costs of treating them, garnering a Malcolm Baldrige award from the U.S Department of Commerce.

Laurie McCoy, AIA, LEED AP – Principal

Laurie McCoy brings more than 27 years of experience to NBBJ's California healthcare practice. As a compassionate and dedicated leader, she is highly regarded for working with clients and colleagues as a strategic partner. Her portfolio encompasses multiple projects for Loma Linda University Medical Center, including a comprehensive alternate seismic strategy, the pediatric and maternal academic healthcare master plan and the east campus rehabilitation and hospital expansion. Also, she has worked on numerous projects for Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, Downey, Baldwin Park, Anaheim and Bellflower. McCoy has served as chair and board member of the Children's Fund, a non-profit organization that works to prevent child abuse.

Scott Reed, AIA, LEED AP – Principal

Scott Reed is a senior healthcare architect and market leader with three decades of experience managing complex healthcare projects—from large acute care hospitals and academic medical centers to small and mid-size research centers, clinics and laboratories. Most recently, Reed oversaw the health and wellness practice of Gensler, the world’s largest architecture firm. Previously while at Cannon, he led the design of the new University of California, San Diego Jacobs Medical Center; the Kaiser Anaheim Orange County Medical Center; and Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.