SOURCE: SmithGroup

SmithGroup

December 22, 2010 14:08 ET

Federal Government Interior Design Specialist Tony Maher Rejoins SmithGroup in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) -  Tony Maher, AIA, LEED AP, has rejoined SmithGroup in Washington, D.C., bolstering the firm's national Federal interiors portfolio and strengthening the Workplace Studio in Washington. He rejoins SmithGroup from RTKL where he served as Principal.

Maher was previously employed by SmithGroup from 1997-2007, working on major projects for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and General Services Administration. He was interior design principal for the 482,000 SF expansion to the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center at Bolling AFB, and project manager for the modernization of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a national landmark adjacent to the White House. Maher also assisted the Smithsonian Institution as they relocated and reorganized 18 different divisions into 225,000 SF at Capital Gallery in Washington. 

"Tony has been a proven leader for us in the past, and his return increases our capacity in this critically important market," stated Russell Perry, FAIA, LEED AP, SmithGroup's Washington, D.C., Office Director.

Over the last few years, Maher has been working on a new headquarters for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Ballston, VA, and the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) headquarters facility in Silver Spring, MD.

The hiring of Maher and other designers completes a very strong year for SmithGroup's Workplace Studio. The firm has been honored with multiple national and local interior design awards for projects such as Microsoft Corporation's Sales and Health Solutions Group Relocation in Chevy Chase, MD, the New York Law School in Tribeca, and the LEED-CI Platinum space for the Burgess Group in Alexandria, VA.

New assignments include 200,000 SF at 90 K Street, NE, for the Department of Homeland Security, 285,000 SF of swing space for the Department of Veterans Affairs at 425 Eye Street, NW, and the creation of visioning and space standards for Credit Union National Association.

SmithGroup is nationally recognized as a leader in the planning and design of sustainable environments. SmithGroup is composed of client industry-focused practices serving the workplace, healthcare, higher education and science and technology markets. With 346 LEED Accredited Professionals and 60 LEED certified projects, SmithGroup is a national leader in sustainable, environmentally intelligent design.

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