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DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Renovation Complete

September 2, 2015

The third and final phase of a $77 million renovation at Sinai-Grace Hospital at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has reached construction completion with a new main entrance, lobby, admitting area and radiology department. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the three-year construction project is the largest undertaking in northwest Detroit in more t...

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SmithGroupJJR Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Sustainability from the American Planning Association

August 31, 2015

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, has won two 2015 Awards for Excellence in Sustainability from the American Planning Association (APA). 

The winning SmithGroupJJR projects are Scotts Run Station South Master Plan, honored with the Sustainable Urban Design Award; and Brock Envi...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes Polhamus and Chung at San Francisco office

August 27, 2015

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Joyce Polhamus to office director and Heather Chung to Health Studio leader at the firm’s San Francisco office.

Joyce Polhamus, FAIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, is a 19-year veteran of the firm who most recently served as the o...

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Sonora Outpatient Pavilion Breaks Ground

August 17, 2015

Adventist Health, Sonora Regional Medical Center has broken ground on its new $36 million outpatient pavilion and cancer center. The 64,000-square-foot building is being designed by SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest healthcare architecture, engineering and planning firms.

The new facility will house the Diana J. White C...

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SmithGroupJJR’s “Nature’s Edge” master plan selected by County of Los Angeles for Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

August 11, 2015

After 18 months of planning, review and community input, the County of Los Angeles has selected SmithGroupJJR’s “Nature’s Edge” as the blueprint for the new master plan for the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, located in Sylmar, California.

The Olive View-UCLA Medical Center dates back to the 1930s and is root...