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Architecture and Design Firm NBBJ Announces McConnell as Board Chair

Steve McConnell
Steve McConnell
SEATTLE, WA — Architecture and design firm NBBJ announces Steve McConnell, FAIA, will be elevated to Chair of the firm's board and carry on as a Managing Partner focused on strategic planning and firm governance.

Based in Seattle, McConnell is focused on the future of architectural practice. During his tenure, McConnell's leadership enabled the firm to be named among the world's most innovative architecture firms three times by Fast Company. He also has a long legacy of groundbreaking project work, including the design of the global headquarters for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and projects for the GSA, including the United States Federal Courthouse in Seattle which was the recipient of the GSA Design Award Citation.

NBBJ's executive team will also be comprised of Partner Juli Cook, Chief Operating Officer; Partner Helen Dimoff, Chief Marketing Officer; and Design Partner Mindy Levine-Archer, AIA.

Firmwide Design Partner Jonathan Ward, FAIA, now joins the firm's board to build upon initiatives focused on sustainability, design performance, and design justice. Former Board Chair Joan Saba, FAIA, transitions to Consulting Partner and will continue to lead projects.

"Leadership succession is an important part of NBBJ's evolution, business strategy, and legacy," McConnell said. "Every day we strive to create an exceptionally well-led firm that delivers deep expertise, transformational design, and powerful ideas for our clients that advance health, community, and a zero-carbon future."

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