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L’Enfant Plaza East Retail honored with "Award of Excellence" by NAIOP

December 19, 2013

SmithGroupJJR, in collaboration with The JBG Companies, was awarded a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Maryland/DC chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), a commercial real estate development association, for its development of the L’Enfant Plaza East Retail.

The NAIOP awards program, which each ...

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SmithGroupJJR opens office in Shanghai, China

December 4, 2013

Focusing on significant growth markets such as research and development, healthcare, continuing care/retirement communities, and higher education, SmithGroupJJR has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

The 160-year-old firm is known worldwide for its award-winning designs and integrated services.

The new off...

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Oakland University’s new Human Health Building becomes first LEED Platinum university building in Michigan

October 29, 2013

The new $64 million Oakland University Human Health Building has become the first LEED® Platinum certified building on a university campus in Michigan.

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the 160,260-square-foot, five-story, terra cotta-clad building,  built on the former site of a parking lot and an untended natural wetland, today ...

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Mark Roddy Relocates to SmithGroupJJR San Francisco Office

October 7, 2013

Mark Roddy, AIA, LEED AP, has relocated from SmithGroupJJR’s Phoenix, Ariz. office to join the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. Workplace Studio as design principal.

A prolific designer throughout his career, Roddy has designed projects that hold more than 30 design awards. His most notable, recent projects include the large...

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Lori Singleton Joins SmithGroupJJR at Ann Arbor Office

September 18, 2013

SmithGroupJJR has added Lori Singleton, ASLA, at its Ann Arbor, Mich. office.

Singleton joins SmithGroupJJR as a landscape architect with the Ann Arbor office’s Community Practice. In her 16 years of experience, Singleton has established herself as a leader in sustainable landscape architectural solutions in urban and high...

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Energy Systems Integration Facility Dedicated at NREL

September 10, 2013

SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction celebrated the dedication of the new $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado.

A model in sustainable design and energy efficient performance, the ESIF creates a ne...

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Northerly Island Park Plan named "Great Places" Winner

September 4, 2013

SmithGroupJJR and Studio Gang Architects, in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, have been awarded a 2013 Great Places Award by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) for their development of the Northerly Island Framework Plan.

An ambitious vision to transform Chicago’s renowned lakefront, the Nort...

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SmithGroupJJR Elects Six to Board of Directors

August 20, 2013

SmithGroupJJR has named six to join its Board of Directors.

Christopher Purdy

Chris Purdy, AIA, LEED AP, is the Learning Studio leader for the Detroit, Mich. office of SmithGroupJJR. With over 20 years of experience focusing on facilities for higher education, he has special expertise in providing leadership for projects t...

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SmithGroupJJR designed project certified by the ILFI as the largest Net Zero Energy Building in the World

August 12, 2013

The new Phoenix Regional Office of DPR Construction, designed by SmithGroupJJR, has been officially certified as a Net Zero Energy Building by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).  It’s the largest building in the world to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification through the Institute to-date.


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SmithGroupJJR Hires Tyler Krehlik at San Francisco Office

August 7, 2013

SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the nation, has added Tyler Krehlik, AIA, LEED AP at its San Francisco office.

Krehlik joins SmithGroupJJR as associate architect and sustainability advisor for the San Francisco office’s Healthcare Studio. In his 15 years of pract...