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SmithGroupJJR hires David Rosenfeld and Regina VanderWerff to lead Business Development in Southern California

October 11, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading integrated design firms, has hired David Rosenfeld and Regina VanderWerff to lead business development efforts for its San Diego and Los Angeles offices.

“As we strive to continue on our amazing growth trajectory, we are fortunate to have two highly talented and experienced indust...

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SmithGroupJJR Completes Newly Designed Chamberlain Group Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois

September 28, 2017

Dynamic new suburban headquarters for leading access control company brings over 650 employees under one roof

The Duchossois Group (TDG) sponsored a custom-built space, designed by SmithGroupJJR, that is currently occupied by its primary operating company Chamberlain Group (CGI). The move created a global headquarters that consolida...

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Winners Selected for Crosswinds Marsh 20th Anniversary Photo Contest

September 20, 2017

Sponsored by SmithGroupJJR, Wayne County Parks, and Wayne County Airport Authority, award-winning photos capture the beauty and environmental integrity that Crosswinds Marsh Interpretive Preserve brings to southeastern Michigan

SmithGroupJJR, in conjunction with Wayne County Parks and Wayne County Airport Authority, is pleased to an...

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Three SmithGroupJJR-designed buildings are nationally recognized by the American Institute of Architects as exemplary learning and research environments

September 19, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for their laboratory facility design at University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

The AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education ...

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Mountain Park Health Center Flips Marine and Boat Supply Store, Offers Tempe Residents Quality Affordable Healthcare

September 13, 2017

The fifth in a series of clinics designed by SmithGroupJJR, the $14 million Mountain Park Health Center Tempe Clinic boasts multi-functional design elements that aim to enhance the community as well as patient and staff experience

The newest Mountain Park Health Center clinic has opened on the corner of Broadway and McClintock in Te...

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Chai Jayachandran joins Health Studio leadership team at SmithGroupJJR’s Los Angeles office

August 29, 2017

Move supports strategy to expand firm’s expertise, reach in California’s healthcare market

SmithGroupJJR has hired medical planner Chai Jayachandran, AIA, ACHA, ACHE, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, as a leader of its growing Health Studio at its Los Angeles office. She will be responsible for expanding the office’s ...

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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Kevin Glasscock to Science & Technology Studio Leader at its Dallas Office

August 2, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., announces the promotion of Kevin Glasscock, AIA LEED AP to Science & Technology studio leader at the Dallas office. In this role, he will focus on the needs of the firm’s current clients and grow market share in the robust rese...

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SmithGroupJJR designs new Silicon Valley office building featuring prominent, public artwork on exterior façade

May 24, 2017

History of site reflected in 2,000-square-foot custom art installation   

SmithGroupJJR has been commissioned by Spear Street Capital to design a new 145,500-square foot, three-story, Class A speculative office building at 221 N. Mathilda Avenue in Sunnyvale, California.  

The development will be constr...

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Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron Campus Opens to Provide Higher Level of Cancer Care

March 9, 2017

Designed by CallisonRTKL and SmithGroupJJR, new center is first phase of larger transformation underway at campus

The newest Karmanos Cancer Institute, located at the McLaren Port Huron campus in Port Huron, Michigan has opened. The project was jointly designed by CallisonRTKL and SmithGroupJJR.

The $21 million, 35,000-squ...

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SmithGroupJJR Hires Todd Kohli as Principal, Landscape Architect at San Francisco Office

March 8, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., has hired Todd Kohli, PLA, ASLA, at its San Francisco office.

Kohli brings to the firm 20 years of experience and will serve as a principal and design leader specializing in landscape architecture, urban design and campus planning services. H...

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American Institute of Architects honors SmithGroupJJR’s Luis Vélez-Alvarez with 2017 Young Architect Award

February 24, 2017

SmithGroupJJR is pleased to announce that Luis Vélez-Alvarez, AIA, LEED AP has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 Young Architects Award.

The AIA Young Architects Award recognizes professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer, regardless of their age, honoring those who have shown exceptional le...

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SmithGroupJJR Elevates 28 to Principal

February 15, 2017

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted 28 to principal.



Shary Adams has nearly 30 years of architectural experience, specializing in the design and planning for large health care systems across t...

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SmithGroupJJR’s Butcavage, D’Amico, Kranz and Varner Elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows

February 13, 2017

SmithGroupJJR is pleased to announce that Tom Butcavage, Sam D’Amico, Mark Kranz and David Varner have been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.  

The recognition reflects their significant contributions to architecture and society and achievement of a standard of excellence in t...

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Tom Philippi Joins SmithGroupJJR as Design Principal at Dallas Office

January 26, 2017

Tom Philippi, AIA, LEED AP, has been hired as design principal at the Dallas office of SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms. He joins SmithGroupJJR from Gensler, Dallas, where he served as design director for its Lifestyle Studio.

An award-winning designer with more...

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