GBBN Hosts Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber

GBBN hosted over 60 people from the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce and shared their story of “Designing for Life in China” which has been a 9 year journey that commenced with large scale urban residential development and has expanded into the robust healthcare market. With business in China now constituting over 40% of the firm’s revenue, GBBN Architects as a multinational architectural firm, continues to strategically align opportunities with expertise to expand service delivery deeper into the marketplace.

Bob Gramann, FAIA, Chairman of the Board and Director of Global Healthcare, presented from the Cincinnati office and Alan Warner, AIA, Director of Healthcare Services in China and Jervy Zhu, Director of Community Development in China and the Managing Principal for the Beijing Office presented from Beijing.  The following points that have been critical to the firm’s success in China were presented:

  • Collaboration and Competition
  • Development of Fellowship with Clients
  • Commitment to leadership in China
  • Boots on the Ground
  • Focus on the International Character of the Brand

"Alan and Jervy's insight and genuine manner had convincingly demonstrated why GBBN has flourished so fast in a society with a very different culture", shared the Director of GCCCC.

Featured above:  Robert Gramann, FAIA presented from the Cincinnati Office; Alan Warner, AIA, and Jervy Zhu, AIA shown on the large screen presented from Beijing.