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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Seven to Vice President

December 20, 2017

Ash, Johnson, Kozma, Lopez, Passey, Malek and Rambo elevated

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has promoted Bill Ash, David Paul Johnson, Doug Kozma, Carolina Lopez, Roxanne Malek, Craig Passey and Jay Rambo to vice president.   

Bill Ash, AIA, LEED AP, is promoted to vice ...

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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Lori Cappuccio to Higher Education Studio Leader at Washington, DC Office

December 7, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, has promoted Lori Cappuccio, AIA, LEED AP, to Higher Education Studio leader at its Washington, DC office.

In her new role, Cappuccio will focus on the needs of the office’s current clients and grow market share in the robust higher education market on t...

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SmithGroupJJR Wins Big at 2017 MiASLA Annual Awards

December 6, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, received several honors and awards from the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MiASLA). The recognition was announced at the organization’s Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner, themed Gaining Ground: Detroit’s New Renaissance.

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Maria Martinico Hired to Lead SmithGroupJJR’s New Workplace Studio

November 30, 2017

Los Angeles-based Workplace Studio will expand quality, depth of workplace design expertise in Central and Southern California

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest integrated design firms, has hired Maria Martinico, CID, IIDA, LEED AP, as a principal and leader of its new Los Angeles-based Workplace studio. She will be res...

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Steve Palumbo to Grow SmithGroupJJR’s Science & Technology Expertise in Boston Region

November 29, 2017

Move supports strategy to expand firm’s expertise, reach in Boston’s research & development market

SmithGroupJJR hired Stephen Palumbo, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to lead the growth of the Science & Technology Practice in the robust Boston region. He will be responsible for expanding the Practice’s project portfoli...

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Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC

November 17, 2017

SmithGroupJJR-designed museum in an adapted, 1920s refrigerated warehouse redefines what a museum can be 

Today the SmithGroupJJR-designed Museum of the Bible celebrates its grand opening. The 430,000-square-foot, 8-level museum dedicated to the Bible has given new life to a circa-1922 refrigerated warehouse located in Southwes...

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SmithGroupJJR Expands Services, Adds Engineering Expertise in California

November 16, 2017

Award-winning integrated design firm now providing mechanical and electrical engineering services at Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego offices

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest integrated design firms, will now offer mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Di...

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Wharf DC Opening Features Dual Hotel Designed by SmithGroupJJR

November 15, 2017

Bold design creates unique identities and guest experiences for two co-located hotels

The Wharf in Washington DC, which recently opened the first phase of a $2.5 billion mixed-use waterfront development to the public, features SmithGroupJJR’s design for two hotel companies that share one dynamic building.

The 300,000...

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SmithGroupJJR Hires Rosa Sheng to Boost Higher Education and Workplace Expertise in San Francisco Bay Area

November 14, 2017

SmithGroupJJR has hired Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as a principal in support of its growing Higher Education studio at the San Francisco office. Her diverse range of expertise will expand the quality and depth of SmithGroupJJR’s design services in the California marketplace.

Sheng gained extensive experience in the plannin...

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Bethany Johnson returns to SmithGroupJJR as Science & Technology Studio Leader in Chicago

November 9, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, hired Bethany Johnson to lead the Science & Technology studio at the firm’s Chicago office. She returns to SmithGroupJJR from Stantec (formerly VOA Associates Incorporated), Chicago, where she was the workplace studio operations manager.