SmithGroup hires director of business development for Milwaukee and Madison offices

The SmithGroup design firm has hired Chris Waible to serve as director of business development for its Madison and Milwaukee offices.

Waible is skilled at helping clients solve organizational challenges through targeted, holistic design strategies. He will collaborate with multidisciplinary experts across the offices’ Higher Education, Workplace, Urban Design, Waterfront and Cultural Practices to connect clients with specialists in these arenas.

Chris Waible

SmithGroup clients within the region include the cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha and Racine, Northwestern University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Public Schools, and multiple campuses and institutions across the University of Wisconsin System.

“Chris possess a unique combination of expertise, bringing together experience in architectural design, business strategy, problem solving and project delivery,” says Gregg Calpino, director of SmithGroup’s Madison and Milwaukee offices. “He will partner with clients and colleagues to and implement strategic, design-based solutions that position organizations to thrive within their evolving markets.”

Prior to joining SmithGroup, Waible served as Midwest director for higher education, recreation and wellness architecture at Dewberry. He received master’s degrees in architecture and business administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.


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