2015 Design Excellence Awards | Meet the Jurors

A N N E  M A R I E  C U N N I N G H A M,  I I D A,  A S S O C.  A I A  Anne-Cunningham-headshot

As a Principal and lead designer at NBBJ, Anne creates invigorating interiors that reflect and enrich a company’s identity, purpose and culture. Bolstered by extensive experience in corporate, civic, commercial and public space planning, Anne has created remarkable workplace solutions for clients at the forefront of their industries, including Amazon, Microsoft, McKinstry Innovations, R. C. Hedreen and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


As a driver of interior workplace projects, Anne has bridged the poetry and pragmatism of design by consistently aligning creative visions with client objectives. Her workplace design focuses on cultivating differentiators for clients, and by bringing out the embedded spirit of an organization into its spaces to serve as organic sources of inspiration for clients. She brings unbridled creativity and innovation to projects large and small, going the extra mile to achieve texture, depth and meaning in places both expected and unexpected.


Anne brings to the IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Excellence Awards jury, a strong record of service to colleagues and the design community. She serves as a core member on NBBJ’s Design Practice Leadership Team, where she stewards the firmwide design strategy and vision through lessons and principles learned from twenty-four years working in the field. On the Corporate Practice Marketing and Leadership Advisory Board, Anne provides critical insights to recruitment and strategy and building the practice. She also serves as a member of Contract Magazine’s editorial board and a mentor to junior designers at NBBJ.



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