With more than 10 years of experience, Jason Smith leads the design team at SmithGroup’s Chicago office. He is an intensively collaborative design leader who believes in solving complex challenges through a process that is rooted in reflecting a project’s values, defining the design problem, and enabling teams to make meaningful, effective decisions. He is dedicated to delivering integrated, holistic results that are optimized in their totality rather than their parts. He is passionate about using a variety of tools, both digital and analog, to test variables; explore design solutions; and maximize a program, site, and built form for the benefit of a building’s occupants. Jason is a member of the Chicago Computation Group and a past presenter at the Advancing Computational Building Design Conference. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago.