SmithGroupJJR Elevates Three to Principal at Los Angeles office

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – SmithGroupJJR has promoted Gabriel Cervantes, Brandon Guzman and Todd Rinehart to principal at its Los Angeles, California office.

Gabriel Cervantes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Cervantes is a skilled architect and project manager who regularly leads complex science and technology projects. He has served as project manager for the new $150-million Multidisciplinary Research Building at University of California, Riverside, set to open fall 2018; and the recently opened 44,000-square-foot Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Cervantes is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Toastmasters International and the UCLA Alumni Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Brandon Guzman, Assoc. AIA, Assoc. IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP ID+C
Guzman specializes in healthcare interior architecture, and is passionate about designing environments that positively affect the overall well-being of patients and stakeholders alike. Notable projects include the award-winning Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, now under construction in Downey, California; and the new 9-story, 169 bed Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement for Alameda County, Oakland, California (2016). Guzman is an associate member of the International Interior Design Association, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the AIA California Council’s Healthcare Facilities Forum and serves as 2017 chair of the Interior Architecture Committee for the AIA’s Los Angeles chapter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.

Todd Rinehart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Rinehart joined SmithGroupJJR in 2015 as leader of the Los Angeles office’s Science & Technology and Higher Education Studios. With more than 26 years of architectural experience, Rinehart’s expertise lies in the design of advanced technology and research laboratory facilities, as well as academic and healthcare facilities. Recent work includes the new 180,000-square-foot Multidisciplinary Research Building at University of California, Riverside, set to open fall 2018; and the University of California, Santa Barbara’s new 122,000-square-foot Physics Building. Rinehart is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.

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Posted February 17, 2017

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