NBBJ Announces Fellowship Program to Honor Exceptional Achievements of Employees Who Advance the Practice of Architecture
NBBJ Principal Bryan Langlands—a Medical Planning Expert with Three Decades of Expertise Transforming Healthcare Design Standards—is Appointed the Inaugural NBBJ Fellow.
NEW YORK, NY, October 31, 2023 – Architecture and design firm NBBJ announced today the launch of the NBBJ Fellow Program, honoring senior leaders whose lifetime achievements have transformed the profession and the lives of people who inhabit the built environment. To become a recipient of the firm’s highest accolade for professional achievement, practitioners must advance their respective field of design—architecture, interior design, planning or sustainability—to produce groundbreaking design outcomes and make notable contributions through mentorship, research, and teaching.
Once appointed, NBBJ equips Fellows with dedicated resources outside of projects to support their leadership in the profession. This investment is used to conduct research, host seminars for clients and allied professional peers, and invest in mentorship opportunities to build the next generation of talent.
“Research, mentorship, and innovation are hallmarks of NBBJ’s 80-years of practice,” said NBBJ Partner and Fellow Co-Chair, Ryan Hullinger. “The NBBJ Fellow Program is an important avenue to further advance the design profession’s ability to address the pressing needs of our clients and communities. The program allows us to reward exceptional colleagues, each with the highest design aspirations and desire to foster breakthrough practices, methods and ideas.”
The Inaugural 2023 NBBJ Fellow: Bryan Langlands
As part of the program’s launch, NBBJ Principal Bryan Langlands of New York has been elevated as NBBJ’s inaugural Fellow. An internationally-renown medical planning expert, Bryan’s leadership appointments to the Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) have defined regulatory standards for healthcare facilities across 42 states and for the Federal Government. In recent years, Bryan’s appointment to the FGI Health Guidelines Review Committee resulted in the standardization and simplification of procedural, surgical and interventional environments—something that impacts millions of caregivers, patients and families across the country.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Bryan became a trusted advisor to healthcare organizations in crisis, sitting on the Greater New York Hospital Association Surge Capacity Taskforce and sharing expertise on how to expand surge capacity with Modern Healthcare, Forbes and Fast Company. He also presented insights as part of seminars with the New York Building Congress and AIA Los Angeles, among others.
Throughout his 30-year career, Bryan has been an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health and the American College of Healthcare Architects. He has held senior medical planning roles for efficient, cost-conscious, and beautiful award-winning design projects. This includes work for NYU Langone Health, Medical University of South Carolina, and Mount Sinai Health System.
“One of my favorite mottos in life is: knowledge gained by one benefits one; but knowledge shared, benefits many,” said NBBJ Fellow and Principal Bryan Langlands, FAIA, FACHA. “It has been a tremendous privilege to be mentored by legends in the design industry, and in turn share those insights with the next generation of talent committed to stronger, more efficient healthcare environments. I am humbled to be appointed an NBBJ Fellow and look forward to using it as a platform to advance the profession for others.”
The NBBJ Fellow program complements the firm’s existing Applied Research Fellowship, founded a decade ago to collaborate with experts from the fields of social science and neuroscience to inform how the design of buildings can better promote health and choice. Candidates for both programs are reviewed annually.