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Memorial Services Held for Robert L. Shaw, Jr., AIA

December 6, 2010

Memorial services were held today for Robert L. Shaw, Jr., AIA, who served as a member of the SmithGroup Board of Directors and was director of the firm's Dallas office. Shaw died on December 2, 2010 of pancreatic cancer. He was 56. The standing-room-only service at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, was attended by...

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SmithGroup Volunteers with Chesapeake Bay Foundation

October 25, 2010

To celebrate reaching and surpassing 50 LEED certified projects, staff from SmithGroup's 11 offices across the U.S. are each volunteering 50 hours for a local environmental, non-profit group. Many of the SmithGroup volunteer teams are working on restoration projects that protect and restore sensitive ecologies that act as natural ...

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Historic Steam Plant at Duke University wins three AIA North Carolina Design Awards

October 5, 2010

The renovation and restoration of the Duke University East Campus Steam Plant was honored with three different awards for excellence in historic preservation and adaptive reuse at the 2010 American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Carolina Design and Chapter Awards Gala. The project was presented with a Merit Award for overall desi...

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Green Design is Great Design Recognized at St. Mary's College of Maryland

October 1, 2010

Goodpaster Hall at St. Mary's College of Maryland shows that environmentally intelligent buildings can also be beautifully designed. The 57,000 gross-square-foot teaching and research laboratory picked up the top Honor Award for Excellence in Design from the Maryland chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The jury commen...

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SmithGroup Reaches 50 LEED Certified Projects

September 16, 2010

Kicks off "50 for 50" volunteer program to celebrate milestone For SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading sustainable design firms, the struggling economy hasn't dampened its clients desire for "green," environmentally friendly buildings. This month SmithGroup celebrated achieving its 50th LEED certified pro...

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University of Louisville's Clinical and Translational Research Building awarded LEED Gold Certification

August 12, 2010

The University of Louisville along with its architectural team of SmithGroup and Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan Inc. have announced the acheivement of a LEED-NC Gold certification for the new Clinical and Translational Research Building. In the quest to continue to excel in the biomedical sciences nationwide, the University's Healt...

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National Intrepid Center of Excellence Opens

June 24, 2010

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a privately-funded facility designed to treat service members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health issues, opens today at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The new $65 million, 72,000-square-foot NICoE facility, designed by SmithGrou...

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SmithGroup to provide interior design for VA at 425 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC

June 18, 2010

SmithGroup, one of the country's leading architecture and engineering firms, has been selected to provide full-service interior design and engineering services for the newly renovated building at 425 Eye Street, NW, in Washington, DC.

The General Services Administration recently signed a lease to take 285,000 square feet at the ...

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SmithGroup to Design New Minneapolis Headquarters for The Sartell Group

June 4, 2010

SmithGroup, one of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms, has been selected by The Sartell Group to design the firm's new office as they relocate to over 5,000 square feet in downtown Minneapolis, Minn.

Working in collaboration with The Sartell Group, SmithGroup is providing full in...

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Suzanne Napier promoted to head San Francisco Research and Learning Studio

May 20, 2010

SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, has promoted Suzanne Napier, AIA, LEED AP, to lead the firm's research & learning studio in San Francisco.

A 22-year SmithGroup veteran, Napier succeeds William Diefenbach, FAIA, LEED AP, as head of ...

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SmithGroup Names William Diefenbach Office Director in San Francisco

April 28, 2010

SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms has named William Diefenbach office director of its San Francisco and Los Angeles practices. Diefenbach succeeds James Hannon, who will focus solely on the firm's national health practice. Hannon led the 160-person ...

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SmithGroup-designed Plant Sciences project at MSU Breaks Ground

April 16, 2010

A $43 million expansion project to the Michigan State University Plant Sciences building will break ground today in East Lansing, Michigan.

SmithGroup is providing architecture, engineering, interiors, lab design, lab planning and site design services for the 90,000 square foot expansion. When completed in 2012, this new researc...

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SmithGroup's Russell Perry Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

March 4, 2010

SmithGroup is pleased to announce that Russell Perry, FAIA, LEED AP, managing director of the firm's Washington, DC office, has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The honor is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society...

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SmithGroup Selected to Design New Facility for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii

March 3, 2010

The Phoenix office of SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms, has been selected to design a new facility for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The multi-story facility of approximately 136,000 square feet will provide a cent...

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Naomi Kruger Named Healthcare Interiors Leader at Washington, DC office

February 3, 2010

Naomi Kruger, IIDA, LEED AP, has been named Healthcare Interiors Practice Leader at SmithGroup in Washington, DC. In this role, her responsibilities will include planning, design, architecture and equipment coordination, finishes, and marketing and client management. Kruger comes to SmithGroup in Washington from the firm's Chicago...

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SmithGroup Promotes Six to Principal

January 10, 2010

SmithGroup, one of the largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the U.S., has promoted the following employees to Principal:

Viral Amin, PE, LEED AP Director of fire protection engineering, SmithGroup, Washington, DC Kathleen Hudson-Beitz, LEED AP Director of business development, SmithGroup, D...

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SmithGroup Promotes Edward Garcia to Vice President

January 10, 2010

Edward F. Garcia, AIA, LEED AP, has been elevated to vice president at SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms. Garcia, who serves as the Learning Studio leader at the Phoenix, Arizona office, has more than 20 years of experience, with 16 of those years at SmithGroup speciali...

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