Timothy Johnson

NBBJ, Partner | New York City, United States


Timothy Johnson is a partner in the global architecture and design firm NBBJ, where he leads the international commercial design practice. Committed to the creation of vital urban environments, he is an expert on integrating design with business performance to develop high-rise buildings that are performance-driven, humanistic and sustainable.

His current work includes Dalian Center, a commercial mixed-use development, listed among the world’s tallest buildings, nearing completion in Dalian, China; the International Financial Centre in Jakarta; and 57 Grange Road, a residential high-rise in Singapore, among many others. His most well-known project is the award-winning Sail @ Marina Bay, the world’s 10th-tallest residential building at the time of its completion in Singapore.

He is involved with organizations that work to create healthy urban environments and is currently an active member of…

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Chapter Secretary, New York City (2015 – Present)

New York City Chapter, Board Member (2015 – Present)


18 October 2016

The issue of skyscraper form and expression being appropriate to cultural and social context is currently a hotly debated topic in China, as well as...


28 October 2019

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ

At a time when building construction efficiency has decreased by four percent since the 1960s, efficiency in automotive manufacturing has increased by 400 percent, largely...


01 March 2018

Timothy Johnson & Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

For over 100 years, the tall building has largely advanced in technological innovation; however very little has been done in the terms of understanding the...