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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Carolina Lopez to Principal

January 10, 2012 - Chicago, IL

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Carolina Lopez, AIA, LEED AP, to Principal.

As director of operations for SmithGroupJJR's Chicago office, Lopez maintains an active role in project management with numerous clients, including Argonne National Laboratory, Loyola University Medical Center, and the University of Illinois. She relocated to Chicago from SmithGroupJJR's Detroit office in 2008, after initially starting at the firm's Ann Arbor office in 2000. In her current role, she excels in using administrative tools and processes for project performance and earnings evaluation.

Lopez graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a master's degree in architecture. She is a registered architect in Michigan and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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 363 LEED professionals and 70 LEED certified projects.

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