Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Partners

Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ)

ID: 1057
Partnership Name: Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ)
Position Title: Partnership
Firm Partners: Naramore, Floyd
Bain, William J., Sr.
Brady, Clifton
Johanson, Perry B.
Bain, William J., Jr.
Dates: 1943-present
Date Established: 1943-01-01
Notes: Floyd Naramore, William Bain, Sr., Clifton Brady and Perry Johanson co-founded this Seattle-based firm in 1943. In 12/1960, NBBJ elevated four men to Partner status, joining the founders; they were: William M. Svensson, A. Ernest Hennessy, Eric C. Rising and Harry G. Widener. Widener was the firm's accountant. In 1960, two men--Theodore B. Carroll and Carl G. Forssen--had previously achieved the position of Senior Associate, but nine other men joined them at this level in 12/1960. They were: William J. Bain, Jr., son of a founder, James W. Evans, Robert A. Floren, Robert A. Hanson, Dean E. Hardy, Melvin J. Larson, William R. Pickens, Robert R. Pope and W. Redmon (often written "Redmond") Stout. Men made Associates in 12/1960 included Robert D. Bell, Bert J. Bruce, John D. Finnegan, Franklin J. Gribble, Gunnar R. Lie, Robert E. Messer and Vincent L. Oredson. These seven joined G.G. Cottier, George A. Graham, Jr., and Michael D. Ossewaarde, who were already Associates at NBBJ. (See "Architectural Firm Adds Three Partners," Seattle Times, 12/04/1960, p. 38.) NBBJ, with over 700 employees worldwide, claimed itself to be the third largest architectural office in the United States and fifth in the world (2003); NBBJ operated two branch offices in Beijing, PR China, Columbus, OH, Dubai, UAE, London, UK, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA in 2005; in 2006, NBBJ had nine office worldwide: Beijing, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Shanghai; the firm was known as the "NBBJ Partnership" in 2005; Godwin Nitschke Bohm, a Columbus, OH, architecture firm, formed a working association beginning in 1976 and later merged with NBBJ. In 2006, Scott Johnson was a Partner with NBBJ. In 2007, the following employees headed the nine branch offices: Gao Xiao-Hui, Principal, Beijing, China; Doug Parris, AIA, Partner, Columbus, OH; Mark Perry, AIA, Principal, Dubai; Alistair Cory, Principal, London, UK; Scott Hunter, AP, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Los Angeles, CA; Jane Ayers, Senior Associate, New York, NY; Mark Herman, LEED AP, Principal, San Francisco, CA; Scott Wyatt, FAIA, Managing Partner, Seattle, WA; Jerry Yin, AIA, Principal, Shanghai, China.
Structures: 1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1987 (16981)
1st Presbyterian Church #4, Seattle, WA - (6539)
2 Union Square Office Building, Seattle, WA - 1989 (5611)
Alley 24 Mixed-Use Complex, 223 Yale Avenue Office Building, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA - 2004-2006 (11722)
Bain, William J., Jr., House, Bellevue, WA - (6528)
Bain, William J., Sr., House, Seattle, WA - (6534)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Richland, WA - 1967 (6536)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Master Plan, Seattle, WA - 1967 (6535)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 1, Richland, WA - (6533)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Northwest Technical Center, Phase 2, Richland, WA - 1969 (6532)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Residential Center, Seattle, WA - 1966 (6529)
Bellevue Public School District, Clyde Hill Elementary School, Clyde Hill, WA - 1952 (4518)
Bellevue School District, Medina Elementary School #1, Medina, WA - 1957 (8009)
Carlson, A.W., Clinic, Everett, WA - 1949 (8001)
Children's Orthopedic Hospital #2, Laurelhurst, Seattle, WA - 1951-1954 (5190)
City of Seattle, Parks and Recreation Department, Loyal Heights Fieldhouse, Loyal Heights, Ballard, Seattle, WA - 1949-1951 (15343)
City of Seattle, Police Department (SPD), Public Safety Building #2, Seattle, WA - 1946-1950 (5177)
City of Seattle, Public Library (SPL), Henry, Susan J., Memorial Branch, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA - 1953-1954 (8622)
College Club #3, Seattle, WA - 1967 (6537)
Community Hotel Corporation, Olympic Hotel #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1923-1924 (3304)
Condominiums, Port Ludlow, WA - 1973 (8888)
Diablo School - 1946 (8000)
Financial Center, Seattle, WA - 1972 (6191)
Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation, Office Buildings, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA - 2008-2010 (9792)
Hambach Building #4, Seattle, WA - 1913 (8511)
Harborview Medical Center, North Wing Trauma Center Tower, Seattle, WA - (12220)
International Air Terminal, Agana, Guam - (10813)
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Office Building and Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1962-1964 (6228)
King County, Central Blood Bank #1, Seattle, WA - 1945-1946 (13732)
King County, Department of Stadium Administration, Domed Stadium, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA - 1972-1976 (5365)
KOMO Broadcasting Studio #1, Seattle, WA - 1948 (10910)
Magnin, I., Department Store #2, Seattle, WA - 1953-1954 (13289)
Meany, Edmond, Hotel, University District, Seattle, WA - 1929-1931 (4971)
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Montlake, Seattle, WA - 1948-1950 (5139)
Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, 904 7th Avenue Office, Seattle, WA - 1950 (11566)
Nordstrom, Elmer J., Medical Tower, Seattle, WA - 1986 (7025)
Northern Bank and Trust Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1906-1909 (5290)
Ohio State University and Batelle Memorial Institute, Academy of Contemporary Problems, Columbus, OH - 1971-1973 (5053)
Olympia School District. McKinley Elementary School, Olympia, WA - 1949 (7997)
Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1975-1976 (6236)
Park Shore Hotel, Honolulu, HI - 1968 (6538)
Plymouth Congregational Church #4, Seattle, WA - 1967-1968 (6229)
Port Ludlow Development, Port Ludlow, WA - 1969 (6531)
Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Sea-Tac, WA - 1942-1944 (7273)
Rainier Bank Tower, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1972-1977 (5087)
Richmond Laundry Building, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA - 1917 (11723)
Safeco Office Building #2, University District, Seattle, WA - (5609)
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1966-1969 (4265)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (P-I), Office and Press Building #4, Wall Street, Seattle, WA - 1947-1948 (3109)
Seattle Public Schools, Lincoln, Abraham, High School, Seattle, WA - 1906-1907 (8004)
Seattle World's Fair, United States Science Pavilion, Seattle, WA - 1959-1962 (5973)
Seattle World's Fair, Washington State Coliseum, Seattle, WA - 1960-1962 (5972)
Snohomish County, Campus Redevelopment Initiative, Snohomish, WA - (8499)
Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Valley, WA - (6336)
Swedish Hospital, Nurses' Home, Eklind Hall, Seattle, WA - 1946 (11565)
Telenor Headquarters - None (5134)
Twin Towers Project, Moscow, Russia - 2005 (6590)
United States Government, Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Courthouse #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2004 (3309)
United States Government, Federal Office Building #4, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2003 (4789)
United States Government, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Branch, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 1949-1951 (8003)
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Main Post Office #2, Seattle, WA - 1958 (10545)
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, CA - 1903-1907 (749)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Center Hall, Classroom Building 1, La Jolla, CA - (1199)
University of Washington, Everett, Campus Plan, Everett, WA - 2007 (9430)
University of Washington, Seattle, Physics / Astronomy Building - (8645)
University of Washington, Seattle, Primate and Biological Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA - 1964 (15877)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Health Sciences Building #1, Seattle, WA - 1947-1949 (8002)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Seattle, WA - 1948-1950 (8290)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), South Campus Parking Garage, Seattle, WA - (9768)
Waldo, William E., Hospital, Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA - 1924 (8998)
Washington Building, Seattle, WA - 1960 (5151)
Washington-King County Stadium Authority, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA - 1997-1999 (4552)
Washington Mutual Bank, Tower #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA - 2004-2006 (5366)
Washington State University (WSU), Design Disciplines Building, Pullman, WA - 1966-1967 (3783)
Washington State University (WSU), Fine Arts Center, Pullman, WA - 1973 (15213)
Wenatchee Public Schools, Lincoln High School, Wenatchee, WA - 1951 (8005)
Westin Hotels, Sea-Tac Airport Hotel Project, Sea-Tac, WA - 1995 (19242)
Whitman College, Cordiner Hall, Walla Walla, WA - 1967 (6530)
Locations: Architect's Office:
Seattle, WA
USA
Publications: "Seattle's Urban Sculpture for Motion", AIA Journal, 56: 3, 53-54, 09/1971.
"Outlook: Jurors Praise Scale and Proportions of Architectural Competition Winner", AIA Journal, 56: 3, 8, 1971-09.
"Four Awards for Design in Plywood", AIA Journal, 61: 5, 10, 12, 05/1974.
American Architects Directory 1970, Third Edition: 38, 1970.
"Seattle Bank Mounts Major Sculpture", American Institute of Architects Journal, 56: 5, 62, 11/1971.
Bush, James, "Stealing home [Seattle]", Arcade, 22: 2, 31-32, Winter 2003.
Richards, Hugh, "The dome and the safe: critique, Safeco Field, [Seattle, Washington] ", Arcade, 18: 1, 32, Fall 1999.
Ritz, Richard Ellison, "Naramore, Floyd Archibald", Architects of Oregon, 293-294, 2002.
"Unusual structural wall for IBM in Seattle", Architectural Record, 104-107, 12/1963.
"Park-School Cooperation Adds to Funds", Architectural Record, 115: 1, 150-151, 01/1954.
Gragg, Randy, "Three: 223 Yale at Alley 24", Architectural Record, 195: 1, 110-113, 01/2007.
"The Fair Becomes Seattle Center", Architectural Record, 133: 2, 02/1963.
"Titans Maintain Lead While Industry Suffers", Architectural Record, 199: 7, 24, 07/2011.
Bain, William J., Sr., Bain, Mildred C., Building Together A Memoir of Our Lives in Seattle, 1991.
Johnston, Norman J. , "53. The Physics/Astronomy Building", Campus Guide University of Washington, 74-75, 2001.
Educational Spaces Volume I, 184-185, 1998.
GSA Design Awards 2004, 2004: 8-11, 40- 41, 2004.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 128, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 210, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 131, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 128, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 222-223, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson Office Building, 1950", Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 147, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 226, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 127, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 117, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 126, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 129, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 123, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 124, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 1980.
Boothby, Thomas, Rosson, Barry T., "Preservation of Historic Thin-Shell Concrete Structures", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 4: 1, 4-11, 1998.
Johanson, Perry B., "The Architect and the Hospital Survey and Construction Act", Journal of the American Institiute of Architects, 8: 2, 58-60, 8/1947.
Crowley, Walt, National Trust Guide Seattle, 124-125, 1998.
King, Harriet, "Real Estate; Hotel construction is planned as part of growth at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.", New York Times, D18, 1995-05-10.
"Luxurious setting for quality apparel", Pacific Architect and Builder, 61: 9, 14, 1955-09.
"P/A Fifteenth Annual Design Awards Program", Progressive Architecture, 49: 1, 116-119, 1/1968.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 19, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 20, 1953.
Thiel, Art, "Jumping through, beyond hoops to sell arena", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, D1, D7, 01/29/2007.
Rolph, Amy, "Everett recommended for new UW campus", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B3, 11/16/2007.
Johns, Greg, "Subtle Safeco changes for fans", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, D2, 04/02/2007.
Dizon, Kristin, "A movie and a view", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C1, 08/04/2007.
Cheek, Lawrence W., "Architectural Bummers", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C2, 09/25/2007.
"Growing carefully", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, B6, 08/15/2007.
Andriesen, David, "Safeco spreading luxury", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, C4, 02/23/2007.
Bolt, Kristen Millares, "Region's skyline changes as new offices go up", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, E1, E6, 12/29/2005.
Richards, John S., Seattle Public Library 64th Annual Report 1954, 4-5, 1955.
"Blood Bank Reception to Be Held Friday in New Building ", Seattle Times, 8, 11/19/1946.
Upchurch, Michael, "History set in stone", Seattle Times, C1-C2, 07/22/2008.
"First Bite", Seattle Times, 5, 04/27/1949.
Thompson, Lynn, Perry, Nick, "Everett top choice for new UW branch", Seattle Times, A1, A17, 11/16/2007.
"Loyal Heights Fieldhouse Draws Protests", Seattle Times, 27, 06/07/1949.
Farr, Sheila, "The history of museums: a history of our times", Seattle Times,
"Loyal Heights Fieldhouse Plans Win O.K.", Seattle Times, 9, 02/11/1949.
"Fieldhouse's Height Will Be Studied", Seattle Times, 19, 06/08/1949.
"Open House at New Park Bldg.", Seattle Times, 39, 06/17/1949.
Dash, Eric, "Patience pays off for Dimon", Seattle Times, E1, E4, 09/30/2008.
"Architects Win Fieldhouse Fees", Seattle Times, 11, 09/09/1949.
DeSilver, Drew, "End of WaMu", Seattle Times, A1, A11, 09/26/2008.
Bloom, Leora Y., "On Top of the World", Seattle Times Pacific Northwest , 24-28, 07/16/2006.
Anderson, Rick, Curl, Aimee, "The M's $2.5 million paint job", Seattle Weekly, 10-11, 04/09-15/2008.
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, "Introduction, A Historical Overview of Architecture in Seattle", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, xxxv, 1994.
Wick, Nancy, "No Ivory Tower", University Week, 24: 9, 5, 11/30/2006.
O'Donnell, Catherine, "UW Tower assignments made", University Week, 24: 33, 1, 4, 07/19/2007.
"Tower Makeover", University Week, 25: 28, 1, 05/22/2008.
Lowry, Elizabeth, "14 UW Medical Center departments move to UW Tower", University Week, 25: 31, 11, 06/26/2008.
Dietz, Claire, "Renovation update: Demolition of G & H wings already in progress", University Week, 24: 34, 11, 08/02/2007.