SmithGroupJJR promotes five to VP

SmithGroupJJR has promoted five of its key employees.


SmithGroupJJR, an architecture, engineering, and planning firms, has promoted John Harriman, Mark Kranz, Jens Mammen, Don Posson, and Mark Roddy to vice president.




John Harriman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, serves as director of engineering at SmithGroupJJR’s Washington, D.C., office, where he leads a group of 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection engineers. Harriman recently served as mechanical engineer for the firm’s renovation of the World Bank H Building, Washington, D.C. Currently, he is working on various projects worldwide for the U.S. Dept. of State Overseas Buildings Operations. He has 32 years of experience.




Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is design director at the Phoenix office of SmithGroupJJR.  A member of the firm’s Science & Technology practice, Kranz was project designer for the $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, Colo., which earned a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Kranz specializes in highly complex academic teaching and research facilities and is known for his cutting-edge sustainable designs. Currently, he is designer for the new College of Pharmacy building at the University of Texas at Tyler.




Jens Mammen, RA, is medical planning leader for the SmithGroupJJR Health Practice and based at the firm’s Chicago office. An expert in strategic medical planning, Mammen has played an integral role in much of the firm’s most significant health care work. Currently, he is leading several projects for the Advocate Health System, including Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Care, now under construction. He is also serving as principal planner for the firm’s Emory University Hospital expansion project, Atlanta, Ga.



Don Posson, PE, CCP, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, is co-leader of sustainable design at SmithGroupJJR and based at its Washington, D.C., office. A veteran professional mechanical engineer, Posson is widely known for his expertise in the design of high-performance environments for higher education, science and technology and cultural facilities. Posson joined SmithGroupJJR in 2013 to further enhance and strengthen the firm’s high-performance building design capability. Currently, Posson is serving as mechanical engineer for the future Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.





Mark Roddy, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C is a design principal at SmithGroupJJR’s San Francisco office. Among his current projects Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center renovation, San Leandro, Calif., the largest health care innovation center in the U.S. Roddy was the designer of SmithGroupJJR’s first Net Zero Energy Building: the Phoenix Regional Office for DPR Construction, also certified as LEED Platinum. A member of the firm’s Workplace practice, he is known for his innovative and progressive sustainable design solutions. 



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