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SmithGroupJJR Elects Chung, Patek and Patterson to Board of Directors

DETROIT, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named three to its Board of Directors.

Heather Chung, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
New SmithGroupJJR Board member Heather Chung is a principal and leader of the Healthcare Planning Studio at the firm's San Francisco, Calif. office. Known for her in-depth expertise in working with complex projects for healthcare organizations, she is a recognized authority in healthcare facilities strategy, systems analysis, and analytic modeling. Among Chung's current master planning work in California is for Huntington Memorial Hospital's 600-bed campus in Pasadena, as well as the Adult and Children's Hospital at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her team just completed a multi-campus master plan for the VA's Veterans Integrated Service Networks that is a prototype for its upcoming strategic facility master planning. Chung received an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles, preceded by a BA in Architecture and a BA in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. She is a LEED accredited professional by the USGBC and EDAC certified by the Center for Health Design.

Bill Patek, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
New SmithGroupJJR Board member Bill Patek is a vice president and director of the firm's Madison, Wis. office. There, he serves as a studio leader for its award-winning Campus, Community and Waterfronts practice. Patek leads all project phases from master planning, schematic design, and design guideline preparation to construction documentation and administration. Among his most noteworthy projects is the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Education Building, implemented in conjunction with the firm's Washington, DC office. The project is the first implementation phase of SmithGroupJJR's campus master plan for the university. In 2011, Patek led the completion of main entry improvements at Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wis., that positions the iconic, circa-1888 Old Main Hall as the new focal point to the campus' entrance. Currently, Patek is active with the Memorial Union/Alumni Park project, a historic renovation and urban park located in the heart of University of Wisconsin's Madison's lakefront campus. A registered landscape architect and LEED accredited professional, Patek earned a BS in Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Mark Patterson, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
New SmithGroupJJR Board member Mark Patterson, vice president, is the leader for the firm's Health Studio in Phoenix, Ariz. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has led the studio to numerous successful completions that have brought forth innovative, award-winning designs for healing environments. Recently completed projects in Arizona for Patterson include several for longtime client Banner Health, including the Ironwood Medical Center in San Tan Valley and a prototype Banner Health Center outpatient clinic in Maricopa. Among projects currently underway for Patterson are the $90 million Craig Rehabilitation Hospital Expansion in Englewood, Colo., which will create the hospital's new spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation center in 2015; and strategic planning for Capital Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Patterson is certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects, and is an EDAC and LEED accredited professional. He graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and is past president of the Arizona and Central Arizona chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

SmithGroupJJR (www.smithgroupjjr.com) 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 363 LEED professionals and 78 LEED certified projects.

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