Jul
2016

GBBN Named as a Top 50 Innovator

National publication Building Design + Construction (BD+C) has named GBBN to their list of 2016 Top 50 Innovators for our research initiatives and application to projects. 

As a research-based design firm, GBBN is conducting research on how people use and connect with physical space to bring new thinking to our projects. As an example of our research areas, we are applying original Activity Type Proxemics and Socio-Cultural Environmental Triggers research to create evocative environments designed to trigger emotional connections. Our research includes recommendations of spatial attributes and environmental anchors to lower stress and promote positive experiences in our design solutions. Our research team used GBBN's Sanya Fuwai Cardiovascular Center in China as a case study. We explored social attributes of space using salutogenics (ie, focusing on factors that support well-being) and then mapped these into physical spaces. 

BD+C’s yearly listing of Top Innovations recognizes firms that are using innovative ideas, tools, and processes to offer groundbreaking solutions to the built industry. GBBN was recognized on the 2014 list as well for our GBBN LAB & WORKSHOP, which was created to provide a place for ‘hands on’ study of materials, products and construction techniques by installing them in our own offices and studying their performance before specifying them for clients.

To view our research and studies, visit: www.gbbn.com/Knowledge/