John Tran

John Tran, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, has been hired as design principal at the Phoenix office of architecture, engineering and planning firm SmithGroupJJR, Tran will join the leadership team for the firm’s practice in Arizona and the southwest, while providing support to all SmithGroupJJR offices. He is an award-winning designer with 20-plus years of experience, and has led projects as senior designer, project designer and design principal. Before joining SmithGroupJJR, Tran was vice president and project designer at HKS Architects in Phoenix, where he specialized in office, higher education and retail environments. Among his most noteworthy projects is the School of Rural Public Health at Texas A+M University in College Station. Tran received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin.