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White House Visitor Center Reopens in Washington, DC

October 16, 2014

The White House Visitor Center, in an effort led by the National Park Service and the White House Historical Association, reopened its doors after a two-year, $12 million renovation. For the project, the Washington, DC, office of SmithGroupJJR, provided architecture and engineering services, working closely with Gallagher & Associates for...

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SmithGroupJJR adds Tony LoBello as Learning Studio Leader at Chicago office

October 13, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Tony LoBello, AIA, LEED AP, as Learning Studio Leader at its Chicago office. He joins SmithGroupJJR from Gensler, Chicago, where he was education leader.

In his new role at SmithGroupJJR, LoBello is focusing on continued developm...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes David Varner to Workplace Practice Leader

October 9, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted David Varner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as leader of its Workplace Practice.

In his new role, Varner leads the firm’s national practice devoted to the design of workplace facilities, including corporate headquarters, campus dev...

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SmithGroupJJR-designed Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Opens its Doors

October 1, 2014

The new Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is now open on the Montgomery College campus in Germantown, Maryland. SmithGroupJJR, one of the country’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, designed the 237,000-square-foot, 93-bed hospital.

Offering medical, surgical, obstetric and emergency services and psychiatric c...

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Building Opens at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

September 17, 2014

The recently completed $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has opened for the 2014-2015 school year. SmithGroupJJR served as design architect, lab planner, structural engineer and landscape architect.

As the new, 230,000-square-foot ECE Building begins oper...