Troy Thompson

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Troy, as managing partner, is part of a three-person leadership team at SmithGroup. He focuses on our initiatives in talent development, research, knowledge management and innovative planning and design tools and processes. As a specialist in historic preservation, he has published and lectured extensively on archaeology and historic preservation, and has served on numerous professional boards, and as adjunct and visiting faculty. "I grew up in rural Indiana and have always been attracted to the history, beauty and utility of rural architecture," he explains. More recently, Troy has stood in awe of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. "The building is massive and mystical and has survived 1,500 years of earthquakes, wars and religions while becoming the symbol of one of the world’s great cities—the place where east and west meet." He encourages everyone to "see the world! It makes you appreciate where you’ve been and shapes where you might want to go."