Global architecture and design firm NBBJ and urban design experts Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, today announced a merger of the two firms that will create an integrated team of over 700 architects, urban designers, planners and interior designers. The CKS team, including its five principals, will continue in their current roles. As part of the transition to the NBBJ name, the Cambridge office will operate as Chan Krieger NBBJ.
Scott Wyatt, Managing Partner of NBBJ, said “Since that introduction three years ago, we learned a lot about each other and came to realise the value we could provide to clients by combining the strengths of both organisations. NBBJ is known for our deep market experience in healthcare, education, corporate and commercial design. CKS is known in Boston and internationally for its world-class depth in architecture and urban design. Integrating this experience advances what we can together offer clients, particularly on complex urban projects in the U.S. and overseas.”
The merger gives NBBJ, which already operates a project office in Boston, a larger presence in New England. The Seattle-based firm has offices in several U.S. cities, including Columbus, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Overseas offices include London, Beijing, Shanghai and Dubai. Recognition of both firms’ work includes numerous AIA design awards, awards in national and international design competitions, Progressive Architecture awards and top sustainable, real estate and business awards.