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NBBJ Announces Promotions in Annual Firmwide Celebration

SEATTLE – March 3, 2014 – Bold thinking and doing is a key ingredient that fuels NBBJ service and helps translate our strategy and aspirations into world-class performance. Each year we acknowledge those colleagues whose leadership enables us to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. We are delighted to present our 2014-appointed Partners, Principals, Senior Associates and Associates.

Helen Dimoff, Assoc. AIA, Partner, New York

Helen Dimoff is an award-winning communications professional who has dedicated the majority of her career to the architecture and interior design industry. As Director of Communications for NBBJ, she is responsible for providing overall communication strategy and serves on the firm’s marketing leadership team, overseeing the firm’s marketing staff in 10 offices around the United States and abroad.

She employs digital and interactive tools, the written word, and visual representation to craft a future-oriented communications strategy that illustrates the connection between human experience and NBBJ’s work. She leads a team of communications experts who partner closely with clients to implement successful media, brand and philanthropy campaigns for the firm’s high-profile projects.

Kay Compton, AIA, Partner, Seattle

Kay Compton leads NBBJ’s global commercial practice, where she applies her focus on, and deep knowledge of, corporate tenants’ needs and end-user experiences in order to drive better performance in design. She has been a trusted advisor for clients including: Nu Skin Enterprises, the GSA, Rockefeller Group, Amazon and Vulcan Real Estate.

She has lead the design for many project types including large mixed-use developments, corporate headquarters, civic and urban design projects, and research facilities. In each, she strives for a design that begins with the human in mind, is architecturally inspired and embodies the aspirations of those who live and work there. Kay is a member of ULI, NAIOP, and the Charles Pankow Advisory Council.

Ryan Mullenix, AIA, Partner, Seattle

A leader in NBBJ’s corporate design practice, Ryan Mullenix is an accomplished architect focused on the design of large, complex architectural projects and their relationships with cities, districts and communities.

Ryan’s ambition is to leverage the powerful design engine of NBBJ to produce projects that push design to the highest level in terms of program, structure and building envelope. He believes that buildings with this dedication to performance, along with an unwavering attention to the joy and craft of detail, have a unique ability to drive innovation, address the health and wellbeing of their occupants, and promote environmental responsibility and sustainability.

He has worked in NBBJ's Columbus and Seattle offices, and under his leadership, NBBJ has won a number of significant projects including a new headquarters for Google at the company’s Bayview campus.

Andy Snyder, AIA, Principal, Columbus

As leader of NBBJ’s science and higher education practice, Andy’s design work lies at the intersection of healing, education and research typologies. He is passionate about projects that improve the health and well-being of organizations and cities. His award-winning work for clients such as The Ohio State University, Cleveland State University and the Koo Foundation is characterized by innovation, transformation and sustainability. Named in 2012 one of “Forty under 40” Emerging Design Leaders by the Design Futures Council, Andy’s experience across project size and complexity makes him a creative and rigorous leader of significant projects, and the broader science and education practice.

Bryan Langlands, AIA, ACHA, Principal, New York

Bryan Langlands is an accomplished healthcare programmer, planner and designer of academic medical centers, specialty centers and community hospitals. His list of clinical and research clients include NYU Langone Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his leadership in the firm, he is a contributor to the recently published 2014 Facility Guidelines Institute's Healthcare Guidelines, and holds positions on two committees of the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Hassan Gardezi, AIA, OAA, NCARB, Principal, Columbus

Hassan Gardezi oversees the design and delivery some of the Middle East’s largest, most complex and high-profile education and healthcare projects, including the Kuwait Cancer Center and the Al Razi Hospital Expansion. As the key liaison between NBBJ and key regional clients, general contractors, construction teams, and specialty consultants, he ensures that NBBJ meets client expectations while working within established schedules and budgets. In addition, he manages business development opportunities in the Middle East region.

Kelly Griffin, LEED AP, Principal, Seattle

Kelly Griffin is a project manager, workplace strategist and designer at NBBJ. In addition to her more than 20 years of experience working with corporate clients, Kelly’s in-depth research into the evolving world of work and the drivers changing today’s workplace, gives her unique insight into how best to align design solutions with an organization’s business drivers and goals. She has led the creation of workplaces for clients that include Google, Amgen, Boeing, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Russell Investments.

Nicola Hewes, RIBA, Principal, London

Nicola is a registered architect with over 20 years of experience in coordinating and managing teams on complex projects in the healthcare, science, education and corporate markets. Her clients since joining NBBJ include John Laing Investments for the Forum Cambridge Project; City University, London; Royal Liverpool University Hospital; and Glaxo Smith Kline. With her organizational and people management skills, combined with a deep understanding of the construction process, she continually delivers projects successfully and efficiently within constrained timescales.

NBBJ promoted 23 people to senior associate:

Adam Shriver
Anastasia Prokofyeva
Carlos Inclan
Chris Swigert-Roig
Christina Yates
Diane Vondruska
Grace Eun
Hogie Fritsch
Janet Susi
John Thomas
Jonathan Bahe
Katie Davis
Kazuya Mizuno
Lisa Sebright
Megha Sinha
Melissa Huntsman
Michael Dembowski
Michelle Hitch
Monica Coen
Paul Anvar
Rachel Jenner
Rick Keist
Sean Burke

NBBJ promoted 40 people to associate:

Amanda St. Andre
Andrea Pavia
Andrew Heumann
Andrew Zimmermann
Anne Gustavson
Barb Gipple
Bill Hucks
Bo Sun
Brian Washburn
Bryan Berg
Carl Yost
Carlos Alegria
Carlos Azolas
Carmen Valdes
Cindy Wu
Eric Ryder
Evan Conroy
Jesse Kelly
Jim Gresalfi
Jimmy Vincent
Joe Alcontin
Joel Burke
Joseph Montagne
Kelly Laleman
Kyu Song
Lawrence Smith
Leuyu Chen
Lyndsey Dygert
Mark Parrish
Matthew Ridenour
Mo Zhou
Nate Holland
Pip Kyriacou
Rachel Casey
Richard Sachs
Ruta Patil
Sean McKeever
Wai Sem Morris
Winnie Chen
Yun Shi