SOURCE: SmithGroup


August 01, 2011 17:59 ET

Leslie Brennan Joins SmithGroup as Director of Business Development

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - Moving to further strengthen its presence in the Texas market, SmithGroup (, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Leslie Brennan as director of business development for its Dallas office.

Brennan has been an active member of the Texas architectural, construction and real estate communities for nearly 25 years. A third-generation Dallas native, she makes the move to SmithGroup from Fort Worth-based Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford (HHS), Fort Worth, an architecture and interior design firm serving institutional, educational and commercial clients in North and Central Texas. At HHS, Brennan held the roles of associate principal and director of business development since 2005. Prior experience also includes 12 years with general contractor and design builder Haws & Tingle in Fort Worth, where she served as vice president and director of business development.

Brennan is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University where she earned a bachelor's degree in environmental design. She is active in numerous professional organizations encompassing various aspects of the built environment, including Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Membership Committee; American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter; Texas Society of Architects; Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, Membership Committee; National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Local Business Development Committee.

In her new role, Brennan will be responsible for identifying marketing opportunities for the firm and cultivating relationships with SmithGroup's existing client base and strategic new client targets.

"Leslie has tremendous experience and an extensive network of clients and potential clients," said Jay Rambo, director of SmithGroup's Dallas office. "We are looking forward to extending her expertise to carry SmithGroup's message to our clients in the healthcare, higher education, municipal and workplace sectors."

SmithGroup ( is one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in the U.S. and composed of client industry-focused practices serving the education, workplace, healthcare and science & technology markets. SmithGroup ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won and #2 overall in Architect magazine's 2011 annual best firms ranking. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroup has 354 LEED Professionals and 67 LEED certified projects.

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