Rownd Rejoins SMMA to Lead Life Science Studio

In response to growing demand from life science and healthcare clients, SMMA recently appointed C. Josh Rownd as Principal and Director of the firm’s Life Science Studio.

Josh has 28 years of experience leading project development and design for healthcare and life science clients. Prior to joining SMMA, he held leadership roles with HDR Architecture, DLR Group and Setter Leach and Lindstrom. Josh returns to SMMA, where he managed health, technology and science projects in the firm’s former Minneapolis office.

“Josh is a strategist and problem solver, and is recognized and celebrated for his understanding of both the technical and business needs of clients,” said Ara Krafian, SMMA’s CEO and President. “We welcome Josh back to SMMA, and look forward to supporting him and growing the firm’s Life Science practice studio.”

“I couldn't be happier to re-join SMMA here in Cambridge, and to have the pleasure of working with my old friends and colleagues,” Rownd said. “My approach is simple: create relationships that last a lifetime and design solutions that make our world a better place to work, live and serve those around us.”