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Tim Johnson
Design Principal, NBBJ, New York

“Designing Vital Urban Environments”

Rapid population growth, the increasing size of urban centers, and dramatic changes in climate will have significant consequences for the planning and design of our urban environments. Civic leaders, planners, designers, architects, and engineers will all play an important role in assuring that our lives and environment remain in balance over the coming years. This presentation will focus on the key drivers to city building and will then show examples of three recent projects by NBBJ that attempt to accomplish this

Timothy Johnson is a Design Partner for NBBJ where he leads the international commercial design practice. His award-winning work spans the globe and includes commercial mixed-use projects, multi-family residential, healthcare facilities, transportation facilities, and corporate workplace interiors.

Tim is committed to creating vital urban environments as a prime sustainable strategy. His work engages with local communities and cultures to inform the design process in order to deliver outcomes that will redefine the urban experience and improve quality of life. Tim is known in the industry for using design as a core ingredient to a client’s business strategy. Interviewed recently by the Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News Channel,he is recognized for his expertise in designing within challenging urban environments around the world. He is frequently invited to speak at universities and industry events.

His current work includes the Dalian Center Project – a commercial mixed-use development listed among the world’s tallest buildings, and under construction in Dalian, PRC. Tim was also the Design Partner-in-charge of the recently completed, award-winning Sail @ Marina Bay, in Singapore – the world’s 10th tallest residential building.

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