February 28, 2015 2:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of SmithGroupJJR LLC

Company Overview

SmithGroupJJR LLC provides architecture, engineering, and planning services. The company offers architecture, building systems consulting, campus planning, engineering, environmental science, interior architecture, lab planning, landscape architecture, lighting design, master planning, programming, urban planning, and design serviuces. Its practice areas include health, workplace, science and technology, learning, cultural, community, campus, and waterfront. SmithGroupJJR LLC was formerly known as SmithGroup, Inc. and changed its name to SmithGroupJJR LLC in November 2011. The company was founded in 1853 and is based in Detroit, Michigan with additional offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chicag...

500 Griswold

Suite 1700

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

Founded in 1853

Phone:

313-983-3600

Fax:

313-983-3636

Key Executives for SmithGroupJJR LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Head of National Health Practice, Director, Member of Executive Committee and President of California Operations
Vice President and Corporate Marketing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SmithGroupJJR LLC Key Developments

Gilbane, HGA, C.D. Smith and SmithGroup JJR to Build New Home Office for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Madison

A team with several Milwaukee-area companies was selected to build a new home office for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Madison. The team includes Gilbane and HGA, C.D. Smith and SmithGroup JJR. The joint venture will build a 600,000-square-foot office building to replace a smaller one the state occupies at 4802 Sheboygan Ave.

SmithGroupJJR Promotes Seven Executives as Vice Presidents

SmithGroupJJR promoted Heather Chung, Sam D’Amico, Jeff Gerwing, Bonnie Khang-Keating, Lise Newman, Matt Richter and Bob Varga to vice president. Heather Chung, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, is a senior healthcare planning architect and leads the firm’s Health Planning Studio in San Francisco. Among SmithGroupJJR’s top experts in healthcare delivery, operations and organization, Chung is well known in the industry. She served as principal programmer for the campus transformation project at Loma Linda University Medical Center and has also been engaged in SmithGroupJJR’s master planning for Los Angeles County’s Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, which will develop a roadmap for campus growth over the next 20-50 years. Sam D’Amico, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is lead healthcare designer at SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco office, where he specializes in developing healing environments that respond to culture and place. A 30-year professional, D’Amico is currently leading the design for the one-million-square-foot Robley Rex VA Medical Center, underway in Louisville, Kentucky. Jeff Gerwing, IALD, LC, IESNA, LEED AP BD+C, is director of operations for SmithGroupJJR’s Detroit office, a role he’s held since 2009 during which he has successfully grown revenue, improved project performance and recruited top talent. Prior, Gerwing served as the co-leader of the firm’s Lighting Design Studio, where he was responsible for the lighting design of some of SmithGroupJJR’s most recognized projects, nationwide. Bonnie Khang-Keating is studio director for the SmithGroupJJR office in Los Angeles. Lise Newman, AIA, leads the Workplace Studio at SmithGroupJJR’s Detroit office. Her 30-year career has been dedicated to the programming, planning and design of workplace facilities and related functions. Newman’s clients in southeastern Michigan include Google, Olympia Development Company, Durr Systems and Federal Mogul as well as the Chamberlain Group in Chicago. Matt Richter, AIA, is a medical planning architect at SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco office. He serves as one of the firm’s top national experts in facilities for surgery, emergency service, outpatient care and women’s health services. In addition to working on major healthcare projects in San Francisco such as Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center’s new Van Ness and Geary campus, Richter is serving as planning principal for the firm’s Emory University Hospital bed tower expansion project in Atlanta. Bob Varga, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a design principal at SmithGroupJJR’s Detroit office, where he works with its Learning, Health, Workplace and Cultural studios.

SmithGroupJJR LLC Wins Northeastern Illinois University New Education Building Project

The new $73 million Education Building at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, will be designed by SmithGroupJJR. At 160,000 gross-square-feet, the new building will accommodate the span of teaching, learning, and service and research needs of the Northeastern College of Education users. A full range of space types will be programmed, including general and specialized classrooms, clinics and laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, and meeting and conference spaces. With the new building, the College of Education will develop a one-stop hub for all programs under its umbrella. By pulling from multiple Northeastern facilities, SmithGroupJJR will merge the various facets of each program into a single, strategic resource for all students and faculty. The project is currently in preliminary design stages. Construction is estimated to be complete as soon as 2017.

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