We work with visionaries to design solutions that
We combine creative tenacity, technical mastery, and a global perspective to deliver design solutions that help our clients achieve their goals. Together, we shorten the distance between medical breakthroughs and patient bedsides, give student athletes a winning edge, connect audiences and artists, and inspire employees to do their best work. At GBBN, we see architecture as more than just buildings, because positively impacting people is the most important thing we do.
Whether through a monumental vista or a skyline view from your rooftop terrace, we create joyful moments that catch people by surprise, make them look twice, and reconsider how design can impact their lives.
The needs of our clients constantly evolve. We use our Design Expeditions and Design Issues Series to challenge our own perceptions and enrich our understanding of how space impacts people so we can help clients create the futures they envision.
We think spaces should do more for the people who use them. Theaters that anchor communities, workplaces that foster collaboration, libraries that spark engagement— these inspire artists, researchers, and students to do their best work.
We solve problems—like how to connect hospitalized kids to their own family pets or reduce disposable bottles in landfills—in new and transformative ways, liberating our clients to achieve their goals and envision new ones they couldn’t have imagined.
Working at GBBN
“We’re constantly trying to push ourselves. We’re never in a state where I feel like I’m idle.”
- Amanda Markovic
At GBBN, we get to partner with visionary organizations who drive innovation in their fields. We approach each day as a new opportunity to dig deep into the unknown to discover and deliver solutions that make a difference for our clients and communities. Our drive to advance design and positively impact people shows in our projects, processes, research, and development.
The Design Issues Series (DIS) is GBBN’s annual collaborative exhibition between our offices. The goal of DIS is to take a step back, explore, understand, and present a relevant industry topic in a new light to foster lively and creative public discourse.
GBBN’s Design Expeditions (DX) bring together employees from all offices to visit, study, sketch, and document buildings and spaces in a different city every year. We use DX to keep our design rigor sharp, find fresh inspiration, and open new lanes of thought.