Practice Areas

Waterfront

Waterfront

The thin line where land meets water represents one of the most valuable resources in the world. Prized for their beauty, their ecological importance and their economic impact, waterfronts present tremendous opportunity for development. Because de...

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Waterfront

Landscape|Site

Landscape|Site

SmithGroupJJR's approach to landscape and site design is based on the principle that open space networks and the natural environment provide the most sustainable foundation for development. Whether designing a park, a cultural destination, or ...

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Landscape|Site

Urban Design

Urban Design

We are living in the Urban Century. For the first time in human history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities – a number that’s projected to reach 75% by 2050. This makes urbanism the defining element of communi...

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Urban Design

Health

Health

Designing for today’s healthcare environment demands a deep knowledge in a structure that, like the human body itself, functions as a complex and comprehensive system. Healthcare performs best when it can flow freely—an efficient, soph...

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Health

Cultural

Cultural

Design possesses a powerful capacity to rouse the human spirit: To craft a compelling visitor experience. To unite artist and audience. To create memorable encounters of sight and sound. To create the correct conservation environment. With our Cul...

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Cultural

Workplace

Workplace

Myriad factors are changing the look and function of the contemporary workplace: Evolving demographics. Thriving global markets. Ever-changing technologies. SmithGroupJJR has long been an industry leader in the evolution of the workplace, whether ...

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Workplace

Higher Education

Higher Education

The higher education marketplace is undergoing an exceptional transformation driven by economic and demographic shifts, new technology, and changing approaches to research, teaching, and interdisciplinary learning. At SmithGroupJJR, we are your pa...

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Higher Education

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

No one can predict the future of science, but we can presume it will continue its remarkable pace of discovery. Well-designed research facilities—both laboratory and office—play an integral role in scientific advancement—fosterin...

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Science & Technology