Woodard & Curran adds Architecture Services to Its Technical Delivery Group

In the spring of 2022, Woodard & Curran, a perennial ENR top 100 firm with offices from coast to coast, decided the time was right to add architectural design services to their offerings to better serve their clients. They partnered with Smith & Wilkinson on a Dedicated search for their first full-time licensed architect to help them build and grow this new Technical Delivery Group discipline.

With a unique industrial and municipal project focus, finding an architect with interest and experience wasn’t as easy as finding any architect looking for a change. This role required someone interested in projects focused on equipment function, efficiency, and process, all very different from residential or commercial design focused on human interaction and appeal with the space.

In addition, to the project design requirements, this hire would be responsible for the administrative and leadership aspects of integrating into projects, setting up design standards and specifications, and the eventual business licensure process to provide architectural services.

S&W produced a strong pool of candidates, which led to a great hire and a talent pool for supporting the practice as it grows.