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SmithGroup Names William Diefenbach Office Director in San Francisco

April 28, 2010

SmithGroup (, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms has named William Diefenbach office director of its San Francisco and Los Angeles practices. Diefenbach succeeds James Hannon, who will focus solely on the firm's national health practice. Hannon led the 160-person ...

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SmithGroup-designed Plant Sciences project at MSU Breaks Ground

April 16, 2010

A $43 million expansion project to the Michigan State University Plant Sciences building will break ground today in East Lansing, Michigan.

SmithGroup is providing architecture, engineering, interiors, lab design, lab planning and site design services for the 90,000 square foot expansion. When completed in 2012, this new researc...

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SmithGroup's Russell Perry Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

March 4, 2010

SmithGroup is pleased to announce that Russell Perry, FAIA, LEED AP, managing director of the firm's Washington, DC office, has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The honor is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society...

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SmithGroup Selected to Design New Facility for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii

March 3, 2010

The Phoenix office of SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms, has been selected to design a new facility for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The multi-story facility of approximately 136,000 square feet will provide a cent...

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Naomi Kruger Named Healthcare Interiors Leader at Washington, DC office

February 3, 2010

Naomi Kruger, IIDA, LEED AP, has been named Healthcare Interiors Practice Leader at SmithGroup in Washington, DC. In this role, her responsibilities will include planning, design, architecture and equipment coordination, finishes, and marketing and client management. Kruger comes to SmithGroup in Washington from the firm's Chicago...