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SmithGroupJJR Elects Chung, Patek and Patterson to Board of Directors

December 28, 2012

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named three to its Board of Directors. Heather Chung, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C New SmithGroupJJR Board member Heather Chung is a principal and leader of the Healthcare Planning Studio at the firm's San Francisco, Calif. office. Known f...

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UC Berkeley Completes Construction of Alternative Energy Research Building

October 18, 2012

Energy Biosciences Building, designed by SmithGroupJJR, creates a new home for energy research activities Construction of the University of California, Berkeley's five-story, $133 million biofuels research building, designed by SmithGroupJJR, has reached completion in Berkeley, Calif. The 113,200-square-foot Energy Biosciences Building...

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SmithGroupJJR's Wade Bevier Named Fellow, Construction Specifications Institute

September 26, 2012

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, is pleased to announce that Wade Bevier, FCSI, CCS, LEED AP BD+C, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Fellowship is one of the highest honors bestowed by CSI. Fellows are chosen by pe...

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FAW Group R&D Center, Changchun, China, Design Complete

August 14, 2012

First Automotive Works (FAW Group), China's leading vehicle manufacturer of quality passenger cars, commercial trucks, and buses, has approved SmithGroupJJR's final design plans for a new 422,400-square meter (4.5-million square foot) research and development center in the Changchun Automotive Industry Development Zone in Changchun...

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Robert Wilson Joins SmithGroupJJR, Strengthens Expertise in Workplace and Interior Design Projects

May 31, 2012

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Robert Wilson, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, as a senior project manager in its San Francisco office.  Wilson makes the move to SmithGroupJJR from VOA Associates, Inc., where he served as a senior vice president and technical director in its C...

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Diamond View III Begins Construction in Downtown Durham

May 29, 2012

Mixed-use development, designed by SmithGroupJJR, will complete Diamond View complex at historic American Tobacco Campus The Diamond View III mixed-use development, designed by SmithGroupJJR, is now under construction at 359 Blackwell Street in downtown Durham, N.C. The new five-story facility in the city's burgeoning enterta...

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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Heather Chung to Lead Health Planning Studio

May 16, 2012

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has elevated Heather Chung, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, to lead the health planning studio in its San Francisco office. Chung possesses a distinct combination of architectural design experience, coupled with a background in facilities stra...

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University of the Pacific selects SmithGroupJJR to design new Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

May 1, 2012

New campus to rejuvenate San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood University of the Pacific has selected SmithGroupJJR, one of the country's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, to provide architectural services for a new dental school campus in San Francisco's South of Market district. The Arthur...

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Cranbrook Art Museum Renovation & Collections Addition Reopens

April 17, 2012

SmithGroupJJR design celebrates Saarinen's architectural masterpiece, creates state-of-the-art conservation environment The Cranbrook Art Museum recently reopened in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. following a $22 million renovation and addition, designed by SmithGroupJJR. The 2-year project entailed construction of the museum's new C...

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SmithGroupJJR's Paul Urbanek Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

February 29, 2012

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, is pleased to announce that Paul Urbanek, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. This tribute reflects Urbanek's significant contributions to the profession of arc...