5 April 2016

Steinberg welcomes Smithwick as new Project Manager in San Jose office

SAN JOSE — Steinberg, an international design firm, is proud to welcome Scott Smithwick, AIA, LEED GA as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s San Jose office. His diverse project experience includes education, residential, commercial office, high tech tenant improvements, and sports facilities. Mr. Smithwick’s primary focus will be Higher Education. His breadth of education experience is impressive, completing over 30 projects at Stanford University. From small task orders to major new buildings and renovations, the work has focused on student housing and dining, as well as student services and academic offices. More recently with Gensler, he managed over a dozen of projects at UC Santa Cruz (modernizations and seismic upgrades for student services/dining and housing). He also has extensive Public K-12, Community College, and DSA experience. In addition to Higher Education, Scott has worked on multiple projects for Google and the San Jose Sharks.

“Scott brings exceptional design and technical expertise,” says Rob Barthelman, a Principal in the San Jose office. “He has the focus on design and on our clients’ experience that is so important to Steinberg.” Barthelman continues, “When you meet an individual that mirrors these values and passions so closely, you know magical things can happen. Scott will be instrumental to our continued innovation within the higher education market.”

Prior to joining Steinberg, Mr. Smithwick was an Associate at Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Project Manager/Project Architect at Gensler and, more recently, a Project Manager at Devcon Construction. Over time, Scott has developed a passion for historic rehabilitation, having served as Board Member of the City of Palo Alto Historic Resources, and President and Board Member of Palo Alto Stanford (PAST) Heritage Historic Resources. He comes from a family of educators and his great uncle was the founder of the Foothill-De Anza District. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, photography, boating, and anything related to cars, especially classics. He is also an avid Sharks, Giants, and 49ers fan. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Scott has volunteered as editor of the AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter Tracings Newsletter and was co-chair of the AIA SCV annual golf tournament.

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