SmithGroup Names New Firm Leaders

The global architecture firm began preparing for succession in 2009.

Global architecture firm SmithGroup has announced a new corporate leadership team as part of an internal succession process that began six years ago. Michael Medici, AIA, Russell Sykes, and Troy Thompson, AIA will assume managing partner roles for the firm, effective on May 18 upon their election by the company's board of directors. In their new positions, Medici, Sykes, and Thompson will succeed current president and CEO Carl Roehling, FAIA, and chief operating officer Randal Swiech. Roehling and Swiech, who are not retiring, will continue to practice with the firm, expanding their involvement in programming and strategic planning. They will also remain on the firm’s board of directors.