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SmithGroupJJR Promotes Sam D'Amico and Bonnie Khang-Keating to Principal

January 10, 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has promoted Sam D'Amico, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Bonnie Khang-Keating to Principal.

Sam D'Amico, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Sam D'Amico, a senior designer in the Health studio at SmithGroupJJR's San Francisco office, leverages more than 20 years of healthcare design experience. He joined SmithGroupJJR in 2011 from Ashen + Allen, where he served as senior project designer for significant projects. These included the UCSF Children's, Women's and Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay, where he led design of an integrated project delivery team. D'Amico has also designed hospitals for Kaiser Permanente and Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. An award-winning healthcare designer, D'Amico's work has been honored by Modern Healthcare/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and HEALTHCARE DESIGN. He graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor of architecture degree.

Bonnie Khang-Keating
Bonnie Khang-Keating, co-leader of SmithGroupJJR's Los Angeles office, is an industry veteran who joined the firm in 2011 to focus on the office's management and business development. With her hire, she brought to the firm more than 20 years of experience and leadership, plus a wealth of contacts and relationships. Prior to joining SmithGroupJJR, Khang-Keating was the managing partner of her own firm, Keating/Khang Architecture, where over 10 years she developed corporate and healthcare projects in California and Texas and overseas in Korea. Earlier in her career, she served as director of design and construction at California Institute of Technology's campus planning department.

Khang-Keating graduated from University of Southern California School of Architecture with a bachelor's degree in architecture.

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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