Doug Barraza

SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest integrated design firms, has hired Doug Barraza, AIA, as a principal and recreation & wellness leader. In partnership with Clint Menefee, AIA, leader of the Higher Education studio in SmithGroup’s Dallas office and the firm’s national recreation and wellness leader, Barraza will enhance the firm’s position as a national leader in collegiate recreation facilities and encourage growth into related markets including student wellness, performance and athletics facilities nationwide.

He brings more than 30 years of experience in high-profile recreation projects including campus recreation & wellness centers, collegiate sports venues and athletic training facilities across the U.S. and internationally. In his new position at SmithGroup, Barraza will serve as a project leader and mentor to teams engaged in programming, planning and designing higher education wellness and athletic projects across the country.