Bill Ash, AIA, LEED AP, is promoted to vice president, continuing in the role of design principal at national design firm SmithGroupJJR. As design representative for SmithGroupJJR’s Higher Education Practice, Ash has served as lead designer for significant projects such as the $49.5 million, LEED Platinum S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Ash joined SmithGroupJJR in 1998 at its Los Angeles location and, since 2013, has been based at the Detroit office. The registered architect and LEED-accredited professional is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, followed by a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.