Jeff brings more than 30 years of experience as an architect, with a portfolio that includes university facilities, R&D laboratories, industrial plants, office buildings and museum displays. As Director of SmithGroup's Detroit and Pittsburgh office, he is also responsible for leading strategic initiatives, continuing the firm's legacy of design and technical excellence, and maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. Jeff discovered the joys of architecture early. "I liked exploring the house construction sites near where I grew up, trying to figure out why they were being built the way they were," he recalls. "When I saw my first construction drawings, I decided almost immediately that I wanted to become an architect." He felt a similar connection when he first saw Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water. "The openness, the integration with nature, how space flows freely from one to another and to the outside…I believe he had a huge influence on how we view the house today."