SmithGroup adds Larry Wilson as Senior Mechanical Engineer at Chicago office

Expert in healthcare design and high-performance systems

SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has hired Larry Wilson, PE, LEED AP at its Chicago office.

Wilson joins SmithGroup as a senior mechanical engineer, providing design leadership for both the Chicago office and the firm’s national healthcare practice. He previously served as a director at PositivEnergy Practice, Chicago, a high-performance consulting engineering firm focused on providing integrated professional services to building and city projects around the world. 

With 34 years of experience, Wilson has served a wide range of clients across various markets including healthcare, science and technology, and commercial/mixed-use. He is particularly passionate about healthcare design and widely recognized in the industry for his expertise in sustainable, high-performance system design, including those for the award-winning Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s new Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago; and Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Indiana.

“Larry Wilson is an energetic and inspirational leader who will enhance the capabilities we bring to our healthcare clients,” said Cindy Cogil, PE, LEED AP BD+C, director of engineering for SmithGroup’s Chicago office. 

“He thrives on challenging projects,” Cogil added. “As a firm that often gets hired to solve some of the most complex problems, SmithGroup welcomes Larry as a valuable addition to our industry leading engineering team.”

Wilson is a member of Hospital Engineers Society of Northern Illinois, National Society of Professional Engineers, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveyors, and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, he is presently a resident of Western Springs, Illinois.

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