June 11, 2009 —The Phoenix office of SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms, was honored by the International Interior Design Association Southwest Chapter with six P.R.I.D.E. awards last month at an awards banquet held at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Award-winning projects include:
University of Arizona McClelland Park: Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences — Award of Merit (Education Category)
Taylor Place: Arizona State University Downtown Student Housing — Design Excellence Award (Education Category)
U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center — Award of Merit (Environmental Design)
Mesa Community College Saguaro Building at Red Mountain Campus — Design Excellence Award (On the Boards)
City of Avondale Old Town Library — Design Excellence Award (Public Facility)
City of Avondale Old Town Library — “Best of Show”
SmithGroup Phoenix office interiors practice leader Mark Adams, IIDA, comments, “It’s always rewarding to be recognized for our work, especially when our peers’ projects are of exceptional quality”
SmithGroup received the highest number of IIDA Southwest P.R.I.D.E. awards in the 2009 competition.
SmithGroup, Inc. (www.smithgroup.com ) ranks as the nation’s 9th largest architecture and engineering firm (Building Design & Construction, July 2008) and employs 800. The firm is composed of client industry-focused practices serving the healthcare, learning, workplace and science & technology markets. SmithGroup has offices Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Detroit, Mich.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. Established in 1853, SmithGroup is the longest continually operating architecture and engineering firm in the U.S.