SmithGroupJJR Announces Promotions


SmithGroupJJR, an architecture, engineering, and planning firms, has promoted Nick Salowich to lead the Science and Technology Studio and Tricia Beck to direct the Learning Studio at the firm’s Detroit office. 

Salowich previously served as a project manager, where he focused on the development and management of architectural projects. In his new role, Salowich will oversee the growing studio and its project delivery and business development efforts throughout the Midwest. Simultaneously, he will continue to engage with clients such as Wayne State University and Michigan State University.

Salowich, of Royal Oak, is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University, where he received three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, and a Master’s of Architecture. He is a registered architect in the State of Michigan and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Beck was previously a project manager. In her new role, she will help set the course for the studio, maintain client relationships, and build new avenues to connect with future clients. As a specialist practicing in the Learning and Health studios, she led numerous projects through design and into construction, including the new Western Michigan University Valley Dining Center, University of Michigan Flint Murchie Science and Laboratory Building renovation, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and Emory University Hospital expansion.

Beck, of Waterford Township, is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University where she received a Bachelor of Science in architecture and a Master’s of Architecture. She holds architectural registration in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.