nbj ARCHITECTURE was born when three colleagues from Dewberry and Davis decided to fill the gap left when the company moved away from providing architectural services. Since its formation in late 2000 in Richmond, VA, nbj Architecture has been committed to providing clients with superior service through innovative design, diverse knowledge, and technological expertise.  Through this passion and commitment, nbj has grown from a small three person studio, to being featured as one of the top 100 hospitality design firms. We believe that great buildings are built through great relationships with our colleagues, our environment, and, most importantly, our clients.

Our early work with fast paced corporations, developers, and builders, taught us the importance of efficiency, budgets, and deadlines.  As our work has expanded to nearly every facet of design including:

  • laboratory planning
  • office buildings
  • hotels
  • retail
  • state and federal projects
  • residential
  • higher education
  • interior design

our knowledge and understanding expanded as well to embrace the challenges put forth by our clients. We perceive each challenge as an opportunity to create a thoughtful balanced built environment to inspire people where they work, play and live.


  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Disadvantaged Own and Controlled Business Enterprise (DBE) by VDOT
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) by Federal Government
  • Member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council)