SmithGroup Promotes Five to Vice President

SmithGroup 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 SmithGroup’s Washington, DC office, where he leads a group of 30 mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineers. Harriman recently served as mechanical engineer for the firm’s renovation of the World Bank H Building, Washington, DC.  Currently, he is working on various projects worldwide for the U.S. Department of State Overseas Buildings Operations. With 32 years of experience, Harriman is a licensed professional engineer in four states and a LEED accredited professional. He graduated from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is design director at the Phoenix, Ariz. office of SmithGroup.  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. Kranz is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Master of Architecture degree, preceded by a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jens Mammen, RA, is medical planning leader for the SmithGroup 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 healthcare 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. Mammen received a Bachelor’s of Architecture, Cum Laude, from the University of Detroit.

Don Posson, PE, CCP, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, is co-leader of sustainable design at SmithGroup and based at its Washington, DC office. A veteran professional mechanical engineer registered in 14 states and the District of Columbia, 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 SmithGroup 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, DC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Cum Laude, from Kansas State University.

Mark Roddy, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a design principal at SmithGroup’s San Francisco, Calif. office. Among his current projects Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center renovation, San Leandro, Calif., the largest healthcare innovation center in the U.S. Roddy was the designer of SmithGroup’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. Roddy is past president of AIA Phoenix and received the chapter’s highest honor, The Arizona Architects Medal. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA with a focus on urban studies, preceded by a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Arizona.

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