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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...

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Department of Veterans Affairs selects SmithGroupJJR for VISN 16

September 11, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has commissioned SmithGroupJJR, along with consultants The Innova Group and Booz Allen Hamilton, to perform comprehensive, integrated planning services for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16. The firms will collaborate to create a plan to address a broad spectrum of veterans’ n...

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SmithGroupJJR-designed University of Virginia Medical Center patient tower expansion project receives national honors

September 5, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, along with construction manager Gilbane, were awarded the 2014 Bronze Building Team Award from Building Design + Construction as well as the 2013 Best Project (Health Category) from Engineering News-Record for the planning, design and construction of the University of Virginia Medical Center Patient Tower Expansion in...

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Northeastern Illinois University New Education Building Project Awarded to SmithGroupJJR

August 27, 2014

The new $73 million Education Building at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, will be designed by national architecture and engineering firm SmithGroupJJR.

At 160,000 gross-square-feet, the new building will accommodate the span of teaching, learning, service and research needs of the Northeastern College of Education users. ...

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SmithGroupJJR adds Eric Kirkland as Director of Engineering in Dallas

August 20, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the leading architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., has added Eric L. Kirkland, PE, LEED AP BD+C, senior vice president, as director of engineering at its Dallas, Texas office. He formerly served in the same role at the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona office.

Kirkland’s relocation brings e...