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Three new Law School buildings, designed by SmithGroupJJR, open in Utah, Georgia and Washington, D.C.

October 15, 2015

Innovatively designed law schools connect place and purpose in legal education

Three new law school buildings, designed by SmithGroupJJR, are opening their doors to students during the 2015-2016 school year. In total, it amounts to nearly a quarter of a million square feet of new space for three of the nation’s leading law sch...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes Salowich and Beck to Studio Leaders at Detroit office

September 30, 2015

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Nick Salowich to Science & Technology Studio leader and Tricia Beck to Learning Studio leader at the firm’s Detroit office.

Nick Salowich, AIA, the Detroit office’s new Science & Technology Studio leader, suc...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes Varner, Bull and Wood at Washington, DC office

September 28, 2015

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted David Varner to office director, Bob Bull to director of operations, and Chris Wood to Cultural Studio leader at the firm’s Washington, DC office.

David Varner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, new Office Director, succeeds Russell Pe...

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SmithGroupJJR adds Vladislav Torskiy as Health Studio Leader at Chicago office

September 18, 2015

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Vladislav (Vlad) Torskiy, ACHE, AORN, International Associate AIA, as Health Studio Leader at its Chicago office.  

Torskiy joins the Chicago team following his tenure at SmithGroupJJR’s Washington DC office, where ...

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Solar Energy Research Center opens at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

September 11, 2015

The recently completed $59 million Solar Energy Research Center has opened at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Officially renamed Chu Hall after former U.S. Department of Energy Secretary and Berkeley Lab director Steven Chu, the building was designed by SmithGroupJJR.