SmithGroup Promotes Clint Menefee to Higher Education Leader in Dallas

SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named Clint Menefee, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to studio leader for higher education at the firm’s Dallas office.

In Menefee’s new role as studio leader, he is broadening the Dallas office’s higher education portfolio as well as client list. The expanding project types range from health sciences, STEM, law, recreation and wellness, innovation centers and other interdisciplinary spaces. He had previously served as project manager.

“Clint Menefee has been instrumental in helping us grow the Dallas office over the past 15 years,” said Jay Rambo, AIA, LEED AP, Dallas office director, SmithGroup. “He has expanded our higher education practice bringing in numerous new clients not only in Texas, but across the western region. His creativity, adaptability and leadership proves him the perfect fit for this role.”

Having joined SmithGroup in 2006, Menefee has established his architectural career in the planning and design of academic and recreational spaces. His promotion to studio leader stems from his exceptional client relationship building and management styles for college and university clients. Menefee’s experience ranges from large-scale recreational and wellness amenities to complex allied health facilities. He is currently serving as the project manager for the $54 million, 112,000-square-foot Texas A&M University-Commerce Nursing & Health Sciences building, and is acting as the project manager and wellness planner for a new $42.4 million, 85,000-square-foot Wellness Center at University of Colorado, Denver.

Menefee earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University, followed by a Master of Architecture from Clemson University. He serves as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas chapter and the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, and currently serves as president for the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects.

A native of Lorena, Texas, Menefee now resides in Dallas.

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