SmithGroupJJR will now offer mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California offices for the first time in the company’s 164-year history. Director of engineering services and sustainable design expert Don Posson has relocated from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles to lead this expansion initiative.
With 10 offices in the U.S. and a presence in Shanghai, China, the decision to offer engineering services in California supports strategic and operational initiatives.
Posson rejoined SmithGroupJJR in 2013, and has been instrumental in strengthening its capabilities to deliver high-performance building design solutions. He has played a prominent role in shaping engineering design concepts for some of SmithGroupJJR’s recent projects, including the Museum of the Bible; the University of California, Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 and a new headquarters for the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority. The latter, in construction, incorporates an innovative heat recovery and rejection system that will utilize heat from the pumping station’s wastewater treatment operations to condition the building. Once complete in 2018, it will be one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the Mid-Atlantic region.