Ambu, the global market leader in single-use endoscopy, including the world’s first single-use bronchoscope, the Ambu® aScopeTM, chose DBI to create their United States headquarters, in Columbia, Maryland. This hybrid office, promoting maximum flexibility, offers an abundance of huddle spaces, phone booths, and open collaborate zones to promote collaborative teamwork. A core number of assigned offices is provided, as well as ample “nomadic” workstation seating. DBI designers worked diligently to develop a comprehensive understanding of the client’s culture, bringing the Ambu brand to the space through the use of custom graphics and coral and teal corporate colors. A simulation lab was created as part of this “brand-forward” approach. Displaying much of Ambu’s groundbreaking technology for outpatient care, operating theater, and emergency room, the sim lab is integrated into the reception area, through a glass partition. A very low construction cost was achieved through salvage of 80% of lighting fixtures and ceiling tiles from the original space.


25,689 RSF


Columbia, MD


March 2023


2023 Associated Builders and Contractors, Greater Baltimore, Excellence in Construction Platinum Award

Project Team

CK Commercial
TAI Engineering

Photos © Chris Spielmann