SmithGroupJJR Hires Cindy Pozolo as Project Director
DETROIT, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/13 -- SmithGroupJJR, one of
the nation's largest architecture, engineering and planning firms,
has hired veteran architect Cynthia K. Pozolo, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, at
its Detroit, Mich. office.
Pozolo joins SmithGroupJJR as the firm's project director for the new
Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The project is
being delivered by a joint-venture partnership of SmithGroupJJR and
The new state-of-the-art medical center is expected to cost an
estimated $883.2 million and open in 2018. Construction is
anticipated to begin in 2014 on a newly acquired 34.5 acre site.
"Cindy Pozolo adds tremendous leadership and value to our management
team for the new Robley Rex VA Medical Center project in Louisville,"
said Jeff Hausman, AIA, LEED AP, director of SmithGroupJJR's Detroit
office. "She is highly skilled in project management and
Pozolo joins SmithGroupJJR from Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.,
Detroit, Mich., where she was corporate director, vice president and
studio leader. For her long-time client Aurora Health Care,
Wisconsin's premier non-profit health care network of 15 hospitals,
Pozolo completed major projects like the 510,000-square-foot Aurora
Grafton Hospital and Medical Center, Wisconsin's first LEED certified
hospital. For another client, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Financial
Services), Pozolo led more than 700 projects throughout North America
over a span of 20 years.
Pozolo also brings to SmithGroupJJR special expertise in ISO Quality
and Environmental Management Systems, which provides practical tools
for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their
environmental impact and constantly improve their quality of service
Earlier this year, Pozolo was elevated to the American Institute of
Architects' (AIA) College of Fellows, a program that recognizes
architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture
and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the
profession. Pozolo will be among the Institute's 122 new Fellows
honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2013 National AIA
Convention and Design Exposition in Denver, Colo., June 20-22,
A member of the AIA since 1988, Pozolo has held multiple leadership
and volunteer roles at the local, state and national levels and
currently chairs the AIA Michigan Finance Committee.
Pozolo graduated from The University of Michigan (UM) with a Master
of Architecture degree in 1982, which followed a Bachelor of Science
degree in Architecture in 1980, also at UM.
Recent projects completed by SmithGroupJJR's growing health practice
include the $51 million, 177,450-square-foot Jump Trading Simulation
and Education Center at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria,
Ill. and the $20.8 million UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
expansion, Sacramento, Calif.
SmithGroupJJR (www.smithgroupjjr.com) is ranked a Top 10 design firm
by Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects.
Its staff numbers 800 employees in 10 offices across the U.S. As a
national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 343 LEED
professionals and 87 LEED certified projects.
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For additional information contact:
Katie Mellon, LEED AP
Sandra Knight, APR
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