Design Justice

Our Commitment to Sustain, Heal and Restore

Diversity Drives Innovative Outcomes

Our mission is to diversify the design profession because we believe it is key to creating an equitable, just and inclusive world. We also know that creative synergy happens best when people of diverse backgrounds and a culture of inclusivity meet. Inclusive design and the belief that all should be heard is a hallmark of our firm and a continued commitment.

Today, we’re focused on design justice, a subset of our overall commitment that challenges structural inequalities and uses design to sustain, heal and restore marginalized communities. We are committed to specific steps that:

Create Belonging - Provide opportunities to increase representation at all levels and roles within our design practice.

Design for All, By All - Apply design justice principles to create equitable built environments and experiences.

Build Resilience - Prioritize outcomes that emphasize health, education, safety and community resilience.

Create Belonging - In Our Workplace
Create Belonging - In Our Workplace
Create Belonging - In Our Workplace
Create Belonging - In Our Workplace

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Design For All, By All - In Our Projects
Design For All, By All - In Our Projects
Design For All, By All - In Our Projects
Design For All, By All - In Our Projects

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Build Resilience - In Our Communities
Build Resilience - In Our Communities
Build Resilience - In Our Communities

To continue to move from commitment to action, NBBJ launched its justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI Plan) in 2021 to outline specific steps we are taking between now and 2023 to create a more equitable firm, industry and world. Have questions about our plan? Please reach out to us at jedi@nbbj.com

We partner with diverse consultants, contractors and businesses to advance equity and inclusion. If you are a minority owned business, we'd like to work with you.

Please click on this link as the first step to be a part of our directory of partner firms.