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Lead Medical Planner, Columbus, Ohio

NBBJ is a global design and architecture firm, led by ideas and a culture of collaboration. Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our work: creating spaces and experiences that better connect people to each other as they live, learn, and work in their communities. We partner with pioneers like Amazon, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Massachusetts General Hospital to create healthy places, strong communities, and a resilient environment, all while helping clients create lasting change. 
“Whole Health” propels the design of high-performance healthcare organizations and environments, reshaping how and where care is provided and creating purposeful experiences for all. Are you interested in designing what’s next? Join us. 
This role at a glance:
This is an excellent opportunity to join NBBJ Columbus as a Lead Medical Planner. NBBJ is seeking someone with experience in the design and planning of complex healthcare environments, across the full spectrum of care sites from academic medical centers to ambulatory care clinics. 

Why this role is important:
This is an opportunity to join a fully integrated design studio where a diverse group of architects, interior designers, medical planners and clinical consultants collaborate as a team from concept design through construction. 
In your new role:

  • Lead the medical planning of hospitals and clinics, in close collaboration with project managers, designers, and technical leaders
  • Work with clients to identify objectives and formulate options
  • Ability to effectively lead Clinical User Group meetings and client presentations
  • Proven ability to collaborate with Architects, Interior Designers, and Project Managers from Concept Design through Construction
  • Develop and review of room by room space programming

What you will need to succeed:

  • Experience leading medical planning efforts on healthcare projects of all scales and program types and levels of complexity, from feasibility studies and master planning to building design and construction
  • Proficiency in medical planning best practices, trends, regulatory frameworks and innovation
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with design teams, consultants and clients
  • Effective mentorship of junior medical planners and healthcare designers
  • Skilled in the leadership and management of user group engagements, as well as coordination and development of deliverables
  • Ability to participate in marketing and relationship/reputation-building activities
  • Revit knowledge & proficiency highly desired
  • Professional Licensure and LEED accreditation are encouraged
  • Familiarity with LEAN Concepts
  • Willingness to travel
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

Why choose NBBJ?
We believe that all NBBJ employees should love their work. This means not only loving what you do but having pride in your workplace. We strive to be that irresistible place to work by enhancing your employee experience with customized programs and comprehensive benefits. In addition to 100% covered employee healthcare costs and 401k contributions, we offer unique professional development opportunities, volunteer opportunities and access to leading technology and resources to further help you love your work and advance your career.

  • NBBJ has been named three times by Fast Company as one of the most innovative architecture firms.
  • Founded in 1943, our first office opened over 75 years ago in Seattle, Washington. We now have over 10 office locations around the globe.
  • We are a transdisciplinary, cross-practice focused firm with a deep portfolio of Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Sports, and Urban Environment projects. We also have several areas of service expertise including: Architecture, Environmental Graphic Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Workplace Consulting and more.
  • In the past decade, NBBJ has received more than 300 awards from leading global, national and regional award programs across the business, real estate and design communities.
  • We work with 5 of the top global high-tech companies, 14 of the U.S. News and World Report Top Hospitals, and 4 of the top 10 highest-ranked learning institutions.
  • Our clients include institutional leaders such as Cambridge University, Google, Samsung, Cleveland Clinic, Tencent, and Stanford University.


Our Values:
We are a collective of thinkers, makers and dreamers working to create positive impact through design. But we’re more than that—we’re also a firm made up of individuals, each with unique talents, ideas and contributions. This blend of togetherness and individuality makes us who we are. It’s also the basis for our values, which guide how we show up for each other and our clients:

  • Stand for Optimism: We are united behind a calling to design a better future for our clients, society, and planet.
  • Lead with Curiosity: We never stop asking “what if?” and “why?”
  • Commit to Sustainability: We wield extraordinary power—and have an obligation—to initiate environmental change.
  • Design for All: We have a responsibility—through our process and work—to design with and for all.
  • Own the Outcome: We are entrepreneurs of our destiny, focused on the success of each other and our clients.
  • Grow our Legacy: We are part of a story bigger than ourselves.

Compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.
NBBJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Please apply directly through our careers page.