WASHINGTON — SmithGroup launched its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team to expand the firm’s capabilities to provide a full suite of technology solutions for clients. This team is led by David Glenn, who has joined the firm as a principal and director of information and communications technology. Glenn leads a team of experts located in SmithGroup offices around the country that will provide consulting and design services to internal SmithGroup design teams as well as other external partners, including building owners and design firms.
The SmithGroup ICT team will work closely with clients and the firm’s design teams to provide expert advice and guidance on the design, installation, and implementation of the various technologies and systems that will be integrated into a building’s infrastructure. This group specializes in three primary service areas (audiovisual systems, electronic security, and IT/telecommunications) and provides the latest knowledge of advanced technologies and processes to enhance a building’s performance and the experience of the user. Their focus is on solutions that enable them to automate processes, support communications that are critical to business operations, and gather data to optimize outcomes.
“To fulfill our mission to design a better future, we need to continue to evaluate and expand the solutions we can provide to our clients”, said Troy Thompson, managing partner at SmithGroup. “As an industry leader in integrated design, we pride ourselves on our ability to address the complex challenges our clients face, and the ICT group will give us a valuable new tool in our toolbox.”
Glenn joins SmithGroup from NV5 (formerly The Sextant Group) where he was a vice president and principal. He has worked on over 250 projects with more than 100 clients and is one of the few professionals with credentialed experience in information technology, telecommunications, building security, and audiovisual technologies.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with SmithGroup on numerous projects and always found them to be outstanding design partners”, said Glenn. “Now that I’m part of the interdisciplinary SmithGroup team, I’m excited to add our ICT expertise to this outstanding group of designers to bring impactful technology solutions to our clients.”
Joining Glenn in the initial launch of SmithGroup’s ICT group are Aaron Barber and Quentin Brown in Pittsburgh; Scott Ondik and Brandon Parrish in Denver; and Denise Cheung.