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SmithGroupJJR and Skanska announce design-build project for new DC Water Headquarters

August 3, 2016

Designed by SmithGroupJJR over an existing pump station along the Anacostia River, the new building will reinforce the mission of DC Water and feature innovation in sustainable design never before seen in the U.S.

SmithGroupJJR, partnering with Skanska, will design and build a new 150,000-square-foot, six-story headquarters facility...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes Greg Mella to Director of Sustainable Design

July 19, 2016

Champion of green building as necessary, affordable and inspirational

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Greg Mella, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, to the role of director of sustainable design. Mella assumes leadership of SmithGroupJJR’s firm-wide sustainability in...

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SmithGroupJJR Hires Ed Burton as Science & Technology Practice Director

June 21, 2016

Strategic leader works with academic science, corporate and developer clients to ensure their laboratory environments meet research needs

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Ed Burton to lead its international Science & Technology Practice. Burton succeeds Andy...

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SmithGroupJJR’s Alek Zarifian Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

June 14, 2016

Zarifian is senior designer for several of Southern California’s largest healthcare projects

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, is pleased to announce that Alek Zarifian, FAIA, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.  <...

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SmithGroupJJR announces new leaders for Urban Design Practice

June 9, 2016

Team of Dan Kinkead and Michael Johnson to build on firm’s legacy of urban design combining architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and planning

Dan Kinkead, AIA, has joined SmithGroupJJR as co-leader of the firm’s Urban Design Practice. He will team with Urban Design Practice Co-Leader Michael Johnson, ASLA.