SmithGroup is an international architectural, engineering and planning firm. Established in Detroit in 1853 by architect Sheldon Smith, SmithGroup is the longest continually operating architecture and engineering firm in the United States that is not a wholly owned subsidiary. The firm's name was changed to Field, Hinchman & Smith in 1903, and it was renamed Smith, Hinchman & Grylls in 1907. In 2000, the firm changed its name to SmithGroup. In 2011, the firm incorporated its sister firm, JJR, into its name, becoming SmithGroupJJR. As of August 1, 2018, the firm changed its name back to SmithGroup.
As of 2019, it ranks among the top 50 architecture firms according to Architect Magazine, the official magazine of AIA and also ranked as the 6th largest architecture/engineering firm in the U.S. The firm is composed of client industry-focused practices serving Cultural, Government, Healthcare, Higher Education, Mixed-Use, Parks & Open Spaces, Science & Technology, Senior Living, Urban Environments, Waterfront and Workplace markets. The firm has offices in 15 cities: Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.
The firm expanded outside North America by opening an office in Shanghai, China, in December 2013.
Highest paying job titles at SmithGroupJJR include Project Architect, Civil Engineer, and Project Manager