Arthur F. Smith


Architecture + Design Leader

“Each of our projects is built by positive relationships with our clients and our project teams. When we treat each other with respect, honesty, and integrity, we create life-long relationships and friendships. We all prefer to work with genuine friends and know that we can accomplish great things with the right team. Positive relationships embrace trust and allow incredible freedom of exploration. It eliminates fear and provides an environment for failing often and early which is the basis of true innovation. We are not perfect, just human, and your character defines how you face adversity … is it with responsibility or blame? Great relationships make these situations easier and can provide tremendous opportunities.”

Related projects

  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan — Troy

    Troy, MI

    The new three-story, 64,500-square-foot Children’s Hospital of Michigan — Troy in Troy, Michigan, expands Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC’s) network to Oakland County, Michigan.

  • LIFT

    Detroit, Michigan

    HED provided architectural and engineering services for both the interior and exterior renovation of AMLLII's new $148-million center for its LIFT partnership.

  • Northern Trust

    Chicago, Illinois

    A 19,000 SF lobby and conference center renovation in Northern Trust’s corporate headquarters.

  • GreenPath Debt Solutions

    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    GreenPath, a nationwide non-profit consumer credit counseling service that helps people resolve financial problems.

  • Mercedes Benz/ Detroit Diesel

    Redford, Michigan

    The vision called for transforming the 1938 Detroit Diesel manufacturing plant into a center of creativity, innovation and employee pride.

  • Volkswagen Group of America

    Herndon, Virginia

    The new arrival experience in Herndon reflects the future of Volkswagen.

  • Walbridge

    Detroit, Michigan

    Walbridge, one of the world's largest construction firms, created Project WOW! - Walbridge Optimal Workplace.

  • A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, Lawrence Technological University

    Southfield, Michigan

    The A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center provides a central location for student services and alumni relations.