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SmithGroupJJR Reaches 100 LEED certified projects

June 10, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, a long-time leader of sustainable design, has reached the 100 LEED project milestone.

The firm recently achieved its 100th LEED certified project: the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland University Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Mich.  With the milestone, the 161-year-old architecture and engineering ...

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SmithGroupJJR Elects Three to Board of Directors

June 4, 2014

Bonnie Khang-Keating, Bill Kline and Joyce Polhamus have been elected to the SmithGroupJJR Board of Directors.


Bonnie Khang-Keating

Bonnie Khang-Keating leads SmithGroupJJR’s Los Angeles studio. For healthcare client Kaiser Permanente, she led the firm’s Phase 2 design services f...

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SmithGroupJJR receives 2014 Balanced Scorecard “Award for Excellence”

May 15, 2014

SmithGroupJJR has been awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI). The award distinguishes the firms that have most successfully used a balanced scorecard approach to achieve a more strategy-focused organization.

SmithGroupJJR was chosen for the prestigious award because of its executive leadersh...

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SmithGroupJJR hires John Tran as Design Principal at Phoenix office

April 24, 2014

John Tran, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, has been hired as design principal at the Phoenix office of SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms. Tran joins the leadership team for the firm’s practice in Arizona and the southwest, while providing support to all SmithGroupJJR offices.


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SmithGroupJJR hires Brian Rener at Chicago office

April 8, 2014

SmithGroupJJR has added Brian Rener, PE, LEED AP at its Chicago, Ill. office.

Rener joins SmithGroupJJR as a senior electrical engineer. He comes to the firm from M+W Group, Chicago, Ill., where he was responsible for managing the Chicago electrical group and improving the quality of electrical designs companywide.

In his ...