Jill B. Smith Architect (JBSA), PA, a local architectural firm, has announced the recent hire of Stephen K. Lebria as Senior Project Manager. In his role, Mr. Lebria will be responsible for managing project constraints, budgets, scheduling, and quality control; managing communications and coordination with the client, design team, and contractor; and working closely with the entire design and construction team from concept to construction completion.
Prior to joining JBSA, Mr. Lebria served as Senior Associate of Architectural Design Group in Raleigh for 24 years. During his career, he was responsible for design development, contract documents, project management, and construction administration for club, resort, and multi-residential projects worldwide—ranging from one million to 200 million dollars.
JBSA offers design services on a wide array of projects that include multi-family housing, schools and universities, recreational facilities, office buildings, and food service. The company was recently honored by the National Association of Contractors and Builders with a Special Recognition Certificate, which recognized companies that have played a vital role in the Raleigh Durham area’s economic development, contributed to the region’s growth and construction, and have developed awareness in “green” building. Lebria said that it was JBSA’s commitment to designing buildings that are both energy efficient and environmentally sensitive that attracted him to the company.
“I was interested in getting involved with more projects that focus on energy efficiency and passive solar design, and joining JBSA will give me that opportunity,” says Steve. “I look forward to using my 24 years of design development and technical experience, combined with the many years of experience that JBSA has, to provide the best professional services our clients deserve.”
Company founder, Jill B. Smith, AIA, says that Mr. Lebria’s many years of hands-on experience in design and construction administration will enhance the level of service for the firm, and his industry expertise will play a significant role in the firm’s strategy to broaden their current marketing reach.
“Steve is a tremendous addition to our firm,” says Smith. “His motivation and initiative has driven him to learn through years of hands-on, in-the-dirt experience, which is incredibly valuable in this industry. I’ve known Steve for over 20 years and look forward to working with him to make Jill B. Smith, Architect, PA, a viable competitor within our industry.”
Mr. Lebria graduated with an Architectural Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Tampa Technical Institute. He is very active in his community and serves as a youth group leader on several Appalachia Service Projects in the Appalachian Mountains. He also regularly volunteers for Warmth for Wake, an organization that provides heating assistance to low-income families in Wake County.
About Jill B. Smith Architect, PA
With over 20 years of architectural experience, Jill B. Smith Architect, PA, provides architectural and interior design services for commercial and residential projects. We have partnered with clients designing a wide range of project types and sizes including new construction, rehabilitation, alterations, additions, and consulting. For more information about our company and services, call (919) 807-1111 or inquire via email to JBSA_info[.]bellsouth.net.