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L’Enfant Plaza East Retail honored with "Award of Excellence" by NAIOP

December 19, 2013

SmithGroupJJR, in collaboration with The JBG Companies, was awarded a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Maryland/DC chapter of National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), a commercial real estate development association, for its development of the L’Enfant Plaza East Retail.

The NAIOP awards program, which each ...

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SmithGroupJJR opens office in Shanghai, China

December 4, 2013

Focusing on significant growth markets such as research and development, healthcare, continuing care/retirement communities, and higher education, SmithGroupJJR has opened an office in Shanghai, China.

The 160-year-old firm is known worldwide for its award-winning designs and integrated services.

The new off...

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Oakland University’s new Human Health Building becomes first LEED Platinum university building in Michigan

October 29, 2013

The new $64 million Oakland University Human Health Building has become the first LEED® Platinum certified building on a university campus in Michigan.

Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the 160,260-square-foot, five-story, terra cotta-clad building,  built on the former site of a parking lot and an untended natural wetland, today ...

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Mark Roddy Relocates to SmithGroupJJR San Francisco Office

October 7, 2013

Mark Roddy, AIA, LEED AP, has relocated from SmithGroupJJR’s Phoenix, Ariz. office to join the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. Workplace Studio as design principal.

A prolific designer throughout his career, Roddy has designed projects that hold more than 30 design awards. His most notable, recent projects include the large...

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Lori Singleton Joins SmithGroupJJR at Ann Arbor Office

September 18, 2013

SmithGroupJJR has added Lori Singleton, ASLA, at its Ann Arbor, Mich. office.

Singleton joins SmithGroupJJR as a landscape architect with the Ann Arbor office’s Community Practice. In her 16 years of experience, Singleton has established herself as a leader in sustainable landscape architectural solutions in urban and high...