May 31, 2012 16:30 ET

Robert Wilson Joins SmithGroupJJR, Strengthens Expertise in Workplace and Interior Design Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Robert Wilson, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, as a senior project manager in its San Francisco office.

Wilson makes the move to SmithGroupJJR from VOA Associates, Inc., where he served as a senior vice president and technical director in its Chicago office.

Wilson's career has been marked by involvement in a range of interior architecture projects for clients across the corporate, retail, hospitality and healthcare markets. Notable projects include build-out of MillerCoors 108,000 square foot corporate offices in Chicago, Ill.; initial space planning for the Abu Dhabi Financial Center, a two million-square foot mixed development on Sowwah Island in the United Arab Emirates; and leading construction management activities for expansion of Deloitte's 420,000 square foot offices in Chicago, Ill.

In his new role, Wilson will serve in a leadership role for key office and workplace projects. He will also work to identify marketing opportunities for the firm in the corporate and public sectors.

Wilson graduated from University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art and Architecture with a bachelor's degree in architecture. He is involved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and International Interior Design Association (IIDA). He is also a member of Rotary International's Rotary One and is active with the Boy Scouts of America.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Wilson currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.

SmithGroupJJR's staff numbers 800 employees in 10 offices across the U.S. The firm's Workplace Practice has completed the planning and design of over 75 million square feet of new construction, renovation and tenant fit-out for clients nationwide, including Fortune 100 companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte and others. The practice has also gained widespread recognition for its Workplace of the Future initiative, a forward-thinking approach for designing highly efficient office spaces.

Recent Workplace completions for the firm include tenant improvement projects at Post Montgomery Center and at 201 Mission Street in San Francisco, Calif.; interior design services for Astellas US LLC's new 400,000 square foot North American headquarters facility in Glenview, Ill.; and the multi-award winning Chandler City Hall in Chandler, Ariz. SmithGroupJJR is also leading design of eBay's new 240,000 square foot facility in Draper, Utah.

SmithGroupJJR ( is one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the U.S., ranked #1 for design quality based on design awards won in Architect magazine's 2011 annual best firms ranking. The firm is also the recipient of the 2011 Landscape Architecture Firm Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. A national leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR has 354 LEED professionals and 72 LEED certified projects.

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