INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE
At SmithGroup, we believe that technology is not only a tool, but also a catalyst for innovation and creativity. A proliferation of powerful tools enable us to work smarter and more efficiently to gather data, visualize ideas, share knowledge, manage workflows, and enhance performance for our teams and our clients. Today’s ever-evolving technologies help us do more on our projects, supporting innovative design solutions that solve our clients’ biggest challenges.
Our Technology in Practice (TIP) group ensures that we leverage and improve the latest tools to support innovation at every step of the design process. The team comprises a diverse set of backgrounds, from architects and engineers with a passion for using technology to improve design decisions, to developers, sociologists, and data scientists who are experts in analyzing information and building custom tools for our clients. The TIP group currently numbers more than 20, and we continually seek out new talent dedicated to researching, leveraging and refining the latest technologies to support project teams across the firm. That value-added expertise allows SmithGroup to expand our scope of inquiry and investigation beyond what more traditionally IT-oriented design firms can provide, equipping us to partner with clients on their most sophisticated, complex projects.
SmithGroup doesn’t just adopt new technology to keep up; we actively adapt that technology to push ahead. Our integrated team model is highly collaborative, bringing together a broad spectrum of viewpoints to inform and guide what technology we need to help us accomplish our projects. The TIP team is dedicated to understanding and customizing the latest tools and technology to improve project workflows and outcomes. This R&D mindset establishes a foundation of exploration and experimentation with new technology that expands and elevates our planning and design capabilities.
TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
Our TIP team is well-versed in the industry’s latest technological tools, and how they can be customized and implemented to achieve our clients' goals. As industry leaders, we engage with software companies to impact the development of their tools. If a tool can’t quite tackle the challenge we’re facing, we modify it or build our own.