Gresham Smith Announces Expansion into the Detroit Metropolitan Area

DETROIT, May 24, 2023 ~ Gresham Smith, a top-ranked national architecture and engineering firm, has announced the expansion of its operations into the Detroit metropolitan area. The firm's office is located in the Southfield Town Center and is actively hiring local professionals for architectural and engineering positions.

Rodney Chester, CEO and Board Chair of Gresham Smith, said: "Loving where you work, who you're working with, and what you're working on is important to us, which is why we strive to create a culture that fosters collaboration, innovation and inclusivity. Detroit's legacy as a center of manufacturing excellence, as well as the area's strong colleges and universities, means there is tremendous talent in the region, and we hope to attract professionals who share our values and want to design world-class projects that create healthy and thriving communities."

Gresham Smith has a longstanding history of serving automotive clients. The firm is currently designing facilities for numerous premier automotive lithium-ion battery manufacturers and suppliers including Ultium Cells; NextStar Energy; L-H Battery Company; Envision AESC; Duksan Electera America; and LG Chem. Additionally, Gresham Smith has delivered projects in Michigan for a variety of other clients such as Gerald R. Ford International Airport; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; McLaren Greater Lansing hospital.

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The office will be led by Charles Poat AIA LEED AP who recently joined the firm's Industrial market. He has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on high-profile projects including Ford Rogue Industrial Complex; Harley Davidson Sportster Plant & Visitor Center; automated vehicle test track facilities at M-City & Willow Run; Ford Global Technology & Business Center Mexico. Charles is a member of American Institute of Architects & Engineering Society of Detroit & previously served as former Chair of U.S Green Building Council Detroit Chapter.

The Detroit team also recently welcomed Henry Montague P.E., a Senior Mechanical Engineer with more than three decades of experience designing mechanical systems for various project types including Chrysler; General Motors; Honda; Mercedes & Toyota. Henry is a member of American Society of Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers & serves on Capstone Project Student Advisory Board at Lawrence Technological University.

Gresham Smith hopes to attract professionals who share their values & want to design world-class projects that create healthy & thriving communities through their career opportunities available at . With an annual gross revenue exceeding $290 million , Gresham Smith looks forward to making its mark in the Detroit metropolitan area with its expansion into this region .
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