NBBJ Elevates New Leaders in 2017

A company is only as dynamic as its people. To recognize those who are leading the firm and driving transformative change for clients around the world, NBBJ is pleased to announce the promotion of two new partners and five new principals in 2017, as well as several senior associates and associates.


Juli Cook

Juli Cook, MBA 

As NBBJ’s chief operating officer, Juli oversees the firm’s global operations across 11 offices. A dynamic leader with an intimate understanding of how creative cultures thrive, she has introduced innovative new business models across a range of professional industries, notably at Corbis Images, Washington Mutual, Deloitte and Sotheby’s.

Ryan Hullinger

Ryan Hullinger, AIA

As a leader in NBBJ’s global healthcare practice, Ryan develops design solutions for health that are innovative, efficient and uplifting. He has pioneered work in hospital prefabrication, computationally-assisted facility design, patient/family ergonomics and clinical workplace optimization. These areas of research have garnered numerous design awards and transformed healthcare institutions around the world.


Josie Briggs

Josie Briggs, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C

As an interior designer, Josie has shaped a diverse range of healthcare, corporate and civic environments, as well as helped bring sustainability to the forefront of design. Her work and passion around design and sustainability earned her a spot on the list of Top 25 Environmental Champions by Interiors & Sources magazine.

Ross Leventhal

Ross Leventhal, LEED AP

Ross joined NBBJ in 1998 and helped open the firm’s Shanghai office in 2005. Now a leader in the Seattle corporate and commercial studio, he helps organizations realize their full potential by translating their business goals into built projects.

Robert Norwood

Robert Norwood, Assoc. AIA

A firm-wide, multidisciplinary design leader based in Los Angeles, Robert has spent his two-decade career crafting built environments rooted in strong conceptual ideas. Prior to relocating from Seattle, he served on the board of directors of the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter and co-founded its INawards design awards competition.

Dave Owsiany

Dave Owsiany, AIA

A principal and senior medical planner with more than 25 years of experience, Dave has a passion for balancing cutting-edge technologies, operational efficiency and healing environments that empower patients and care teams alike.

Andrea Vanecko

Andrea Vanecko, IIDA

As a corporate market leader, Andrea plays a key leadership role in NBBJ’s workplace design studio in Seattle. For more than 30 years she has been recognized for workplace design, and as the workplace shifts to “anyplace,” her hospitality and retail background is helping her develop the next generation of working solutions.


Amelia Alhashimi
Travis Allen
Donald Bellefeuille
John Christenson
Megan Domini
Alyson Erwin
Ashlie Fuller
Richard Hall
Tiffany Lee
Luis Padron
Mark Parrish
Jesse Pyeatt
Leslie Synnestvedt


Melissa Alexander
Dan Anthony
Richard Bednarczyk
Mark Bryan
Wan Fai Cheung
Stanley Chuang
Kristen Clay
Krissi Dullehan
Sarah Durr
Theodore Giliotti
Kim Gill
Linda Harrison
Matt Hart
Ryne Hill
Stan Kiernicki
Mark Koechling
Sarah Kott
Rita Kwong
Chris Laster
Rosa Lee
Zor Lee
Lili Lu
Crispin Mathias-Fisher
Witni Miller
David Namaky
Stephanie Nguyen
Heather Nye
Arne Oien
Kevin Snook
Gina Soohoo
Ben Spicer
Betty Tan
Kevin Tracy
Joe Wedding

NBBJ creates innovative places and experiences for organizations worldwide and designs environments, communities, and buildings that enhance people’s lives. Founded in 1943, NBBJ is an industry leader in designing corporate and healthcare facilities, as well as commercial, civic, science, education, and sports buildings. Clients include Amazon, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Cambridge University, Cleveland Clinic, GlaxoSmithKline, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, Reebok, Salk Institute, Samsung, Stanford University, Starbucks, Telenor, and Tencent.