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SmithGroup Changes Name to SmithGroupJJR

November 18, 2011

Former SmithGroup subsidiary JJR no longer to operate as a separate company SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, today becomes SmithGroupJJR. The name change reflects the creation of a single brand, bringing together SmithGroup and JJR, LLC. Formerly a SmithGroup subsidiary, JJ...

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Start Construction on Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, Designed by SmithGroup

November 15, 2011

UI's Sustainability Prototype, Targeting Net Zero Energy Design The $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, designed by SmithGroup, is expected to begin construction by the close of 2011. The new ECE building will create 230,000-square feet of instructi...

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Paradise Valley Community College Opens Newly Renovated Mathematics Facility, Designed by SmithGroup

November 10, 2011

Paradise Valley Community College, part of the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD), opened the doors to its newly renovated Building Q, designed by SmithGroup. The $10.6 million, 69,600-square-foot renovation and expansion project transformed the Maricopa County George Campbell Library into a multi-purpose academic facility. ...

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SmithGroup Hires Petra Horna as Director of Healthcare Business Development

November 8, 2011

SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Petra Horna to lead business development efforts for its San Francisco and Los Angeles Health Studios. Horna makes the move to SmithGroup from EwingCole's Washington, DC office, where she served as Director ...

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SmithGroup's Jeffrey Hausman Selected to Join Leadership Detroit's 2011-2012 Class

October 24, 2011

Jeffrey Hausman, AIA, LEED AP, managing director of SmithGroup's Detroit office, was selected to participate in Leadership Detroit's 2011-2012 class. Founded in 1979 by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the community program is designed to enhance leadership skills and foster insight and knowledge of regional issues among senior-level ...

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Paul Johnson Promoted to Lead SmithGroup's Building Technology Studio

October 11, 2011

SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced that Paul Johnson, FAIA, has been promoted to lead the firm's Building Technology Studio in Detroit, Mich. He replaces the retiring Tom O'Connor, FAIA, FASTM, LEED AP, who served in the role sinc...

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Bonnie Khang-Keating Joins SmithGroup as Co-Leader, Los Angeles Studio

September 30, 2011

SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Bonnie Khang-Keating to co-lead operations for its Los Angeles Studio. Khang-Keating has been an active member of the architectural and construction communities for over 18 years. A Los Ange...

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SmithGroup sister firm JJR Awarded 2011 National ASLA Landscape Architecture Firm Award

August 31, 2011

Honor celebrates a legacy of design excellence, environmental stewardship, professional leadership SmithGroup's sister firm JJR has been honored by The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the esteemed Landscape Architecture Firm Award for 2011. This tribute is the highest honor that ASLA imparts upon a design firm...

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Leslie Brennan Joins SmithGroup as Director of Business Development

August 3, 2011

Moving to further strengthen its presence in the Texas market, SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Leslie Brennan as director of business development for its Dallas office. Brennan has been an active member of the Texas archit...

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New Research Facility Opens at Virginia Tech

June 21, 2011

Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science II Will Expand Research Activity for University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University recently opened the doors to the new $24 million Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) II in Blacksburg, Virginia. The project marks a milestone in the Univer...

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SmithGroupJJR-designed Chandler City Hall Complete

May 16, 2011

The new $47 million Chandler City Hall, designed by SmithGroupJJR, has reached completion in Chandler, Arizona. The newly constructed 137,700-square-foot Chandler City Hall, located at South Arizona Avenue and Chicago Street, consolidates service departments from various locales across the city, creating a permanent home for employees who ...

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Design/Build Team Wraps Up Construction on San Francisco Cliffhanger

February 10, 2011

The design/build team of DPR Construction, SmithGroup and Forell/Elsesser Engineers has completed construction of the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building for the University of California's Parnassus campus, San Francisco, Calif. The new $123-million building houses the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Me...

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John Harriman appointed Director of Engineering at Washington, DC office

February 8, 2011

John Harriman, PE, LEED AP, has been promoted to director of engineering at SmithGroup in Washington, DC, rising from his former post as the office's chief mechanical engineer. As director of engineering at the firm's Washington, DC office, Harriman will lead a group of 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection e...

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Jay Rambo to lead Dallas Office

January 31, 2011

Jay Rambo, AIA, LEED AP, has been elevated to lead the Dallas office of SmithGroup, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms. Rambo steps into the Dallas office director role after serving as its Learning Studio leader since 2008. He follows former office director Bob Shaw, who died of pa...

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