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Energy Systems Integration Facility Dedicated at NREL

September 10, 2013

SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction celebrated the dedication of the new $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado.

A model in sustainable design and energy efficient performance, the ESIF creates a ne...

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Northerly Island Park Plan named "Great Places" Winner

September 4, 2013

SmithGroupJJR and Studio Gang Architects, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, have been awarded a 2013 Great Places Award by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) for their development of the Northerly Island Framework Plan.

An ambitious vision to transform Chicago’s renowned lakefront, the Nort...

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SmithGroupJJR Elects Six to Board of Directors

August 20, 2013

SmithGroupJJR has named six to join its Board of Directors.

Christopher Purdy

Chris Purdy, AIA, LEED AP, is the Learning Studio leader for the Detroit, Mich. office of SmithGroupJJR. With over 20 years of experience focusing on facilities for higher education, he has special expertise in providing leadership for projects t...

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SmithGroupJJR designed project certified by the ILFI as the largest Net Zero Energy Building in the World

August 12, 2013

The new Phoenix Regional Office of DPR Construction, designed by SmithGroupJJR, has been officially certified as a Net Zero Energy Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).  It’s the largest building in the world to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification through the Institute to-date.


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SmithGroupJJR Hires Tyler Krehlik at San Francisco Office

August 7, 2013

SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the nation, has added Tyler Krehlik, AIA, LEED AP at its San Francisco office.

Krehlik joins SmithGroupJJR as associate architect and sustainability advisor for the San Francisco office’s Healthcare Studio. In his 15 years of pract...