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SmithGroupJJR-designed Brock Environmental Center certified as one of the Greenest Buildings on the Planet

June 2, 2016

Building that’s net positive energy and first in U.S permitted to “drink” its rainwater earns Living Building Challenge certification

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, designed by SmithGroupJJR, has taken its place as a new paradigm for sustainability. 

The Brock Cente...

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SmithGroupJJR Wins American Planning Association Sustainability Award for Eisenhower West Small Area Plan

May 31, 2016

Plan reflects core ideas generated by the community coupled with economic feasibility

SmithGroupJJR has won a 2016 Award for Excellence in Sustainability from the American Planning Association (APA)’s Sustainable Communities Division for the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan in Alexandria, Virginia, in the category of “Sus...

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SmithGroupJJR Elects four to Board of Directors

May 25, 2016

SmithGroupJJR, one of the leading architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., has elected Hank Byma, Mary Jukuri, Roxanne Malek and Don Posson to join its Board of Directors.  

Hank Byma

New Board member Hank Byma, ASLA, serves as SmithGroupJJR’s director of China operations. Among the firm’s...

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SmithGroupJJR hires Bill Katz at San Francisco office

May 20, 2016

SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the U.S., has hired Bill Katz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, at its San Francisco office.

Katz joins SmithGroupJJR as a design principal in the office’s studio focused on higher education. He will also support the continued growth of its science ...

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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Clint Menefee to Higher Education Leader in Dallas

May 18, 2016

 SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named Clint Menefee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to studio leader for higher education at the firm’s Dallas office.

In Menefee’s new role as studio leader, he is broadening the Dallas office’s higher education portfolio ...