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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Seven to Vice President

December 23, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Heather Chung, Sam D’Amico, Jeff Gerwing, Bonnie Khang-Keating, Lise Newman, Matt Richter and Bob Varga to vice president.                  ...

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center opens Comprehensive Transplant Center

December 18, 2014

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) has opened a new Comprehensive Transplant Center. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the new facility consolidates four transplant programs into one building.

CSMC’s four transplant programs—liver, kidney, lung and pancreas—were formerly located at several locations on the 24-acre medical...

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SmithGroupJJR and River Architects Selected to Design Instructional Science Facility at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

November 25, 2014

The new $82 million instructional science facility at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will be designed by a collaboration of national architecture and engineering firm SmithGroupJJR in association with local partner River Architects.

This project will provide a complete replacement of Cowley Hall, the current UW-La Crosse science ...

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Brock Environmental Center Construction Complete

November 13, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center reached construction completion today in Virginia Beach, VA. Designed by SmithGroupJJR and constructed by Hourigan Construction, the Center is an international model for energy and water efficiency and climate change resiliency.

The 10,000-square-foot, one-story ...

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Traverse City selects SmithGroupJJR to conduct feasibility study and preliminary design for new public pier

November 11, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the country’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has been selected to conduct a feasibility study and prepare preliminary designs for a new public pier in downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

The pier’s initial concepts include increased public access to the Grand Traverse Bay and fi...

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SmithGroupJJR adds Scott Kreitlein as Science & Technology Studio Leader at Phoenix office

October 22, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired  Scott Kreitlein, AIA, LEED AP, as leader of the Science & Technology Studio at its Phoenix office. He joins SmithGroupJJR from HDR, Houston, where he was science & technology principal.

Kreitlein, a 20-year architec...

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White House Visitor Center Reopens in Washington, DC

October 16, 2014

The White House Visitor Center, in an effort led by the National Park Service and the White House Historical Association, reopened its doors after a two-year, $12 million renovation. For the project, the Washington, DC, office of SmithGroupJJR, provided architecture and engineering services, working closely with Gallagher & Associates for...

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SmithGroupJJR adds Tony LoBello as Learning Studio Leader at Chicago office

October 13, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Tony LoBello, AIA, LEED AP, as Learning Studio Leader at its Chicago office. He joins SmithGroupJJR from Gensler, Chicago, where he was education leader.

In his new role at SmithGroupJJR, LoBello is focusing on continued developm...

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SmithGroupJJR promotes David Varner to Workplace Practice Leader

October 9, 2014

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted David Varner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as leader of its Workplace Practice.

In his new role, Varner leads the firm’s national practice devoted to the design of workplace facilities, including corporate headquarters, campus dev...

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SmithGroupJJR-designed Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Opens its Doors

October 1, 2014

The new Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is now open on the Montgomery College campus in Germantown, Maryland. SmithGroupJJR, one of the country’s leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, designed the 237,000-square-foot, 93-bed hospital.

Offering medical, surgical, obstetric and emergency services and psychiatric c...