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Smith Seckman Reid Wins City of Memphis Engineer’s Award for Excellence


NASHVILLE, TN – March 5, 2012 – Engineering design and facility consulting firm Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR) was awarded the City of Memphis Engineer’s Award for Excellence for its work on the College of Pharmacy Building at the University of Tennessee, Memphis campus. The award was presented at the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers’ Engineers Week Banquet on February 23.

The City Engineer’s Award for Excellence was created by the City of Memphis to recognize a select group of projects that contribute to Memphis achieving recognition as “the City of choice in which to live, learn, work and play.” The desire is to recognize innovative projects that contribute to the quality of life, economic vitality, and cultural vibrancy of Memphis. SSR has received this award three times since its creation in 2009.

The College of Pharmacy’s new state-of-the-art building anchors the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Part of the UTHSC’s mission is to bring the benefits of health sciences to the people of the region, thereby affecting, and improving, the area’s quality of life. SSR was proud to be the structural engineers on the $65 million, 183,857-square-foot laboratory and office building. The facility will have a lasting impact on the Memphis community.