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Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC

November 17, 2017

SmithGroupJJR-designed museum in an adapted, 1920s refrigerated warehouse redefines what a museum can be 

Today the SmithGroupJJR-designed Museum of the Bible celebrates its grand opening. The 430,000-square-foot, 8-level museum dedicated to the Bible has given new life to a circa-1922 refrigerated warehouse located in Southwes...

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SmithGroupJJR Expands Services, Adds Engineering Expertise in California

November 16, 2017

Award-winning integrated design firm now providing mechanical and electrical engineering services at Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego offices

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest integrated design firms, will now offer mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Di...

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Wharf DC Opening Features Dual Hotel Designed by SmithGroupJJR

November 15, 2017

Bold design creates unique identities and guest experiences for two co-located hotels

The Wharf in Washington DC, which recently opened the first phase of a $2.5 billion mixed-use waterfront development to the public, features SmithGroupJJR’s design for two hotel companies that share one dynamic building.

The 300,000...

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SmithGroupJJR Hires Rosa Sheng to Boost Higher Education and Workplace Expertise in San Francisco Bay Area

November 14, 2017

SmithGroupJJR has hired Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as a principal in support of its growing Higher Education studio at the San Francisco office. Her diverse range of expertise will expand the quality and depth of SmithGroupJJR’s design services in the California marketplace.

Sheng gained extensive experience in the plannin...

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Bethany Johnson returns to SmithGroupJJR as Science & Technology Studio Leader in Chicago

November 9, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, hired Bethany Johnson to lead the Science & Technology studio at the firm’s Chicago office. She returns to SmithGroupJJR from Stantec (formerly VOA Associates Incorporated), Chicago, where she was the workplace studio operations manager.