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Steven Baumgartner joins SmithGroupJJR as Urban Systems and Infrastructure Strategist

February 20, 2018

Move broadens firm’s expertise in large-scale energy planning, resiliency and sustainability for the built environment.

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has hired Steven Baumgartner, PE, EcoDistricts AP, CEM, HPBD, LEED AP, as an urban systems and infrastructure strategist. As a princip...

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American Institute of Architects honors SmithGroupJJR’s Michelle Acosta and Stephen Parker with 2018 Young Architects Award

February 9, 2018

SmithGroupJJR is pleased to announce that Michelle Acosta and Stephen Parker have received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2018 Young Architects Award. SmithGroupJJR is the only firm with multiple honorees in this year’s class of 18 award recipients.

The AIA Young Architects Award recognizes professionals ...

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Independent Bank Breaks Ground On New Headquarters, Designed by SmithGroupJJR

February 8, 2018

New headquarters building will redefine the company’s roots in McKinney

The groundbreaking for the McKinney-based Independent Bank Group’s new 165,000-square-foot corporate headquarters was held on January 17, 2018. SmithGroupJJR is providing integrated design services including architecture, interior design and mechanic...

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SmithGroupJJR Elevates 23 to Principal

February 6, 2018

SmithGroupJJR, one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms, has promoted 23 to principal.


Jamē Anderson, AIA

As a member of the Cultural studio at the Washington, D.C. office, Jamē Anderson has over 25 years of experience in museums and galleries, specializing in the intersection of exhibit...

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SmithGroupJJR hires Joyce Durham as Senior Clinical Advisor

January 31, 2018

Recognized expert in healthcare consulting, strategic and operational planning.

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has hired Joyce Durham, BSN, RN, AIA, as senior clinical advisor. Durham will provide her combined expertise in clinical operations and medical architecture and planning to the fir...