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(left to right) Mike Kirk, AIA - Beverly Hannah Jones, AIA - Gene Carroll, AIA --Joel Smith, AIA


Hannah & Associates, Inc. (Hannah) and Neumann/Smith Architecture (Neumann/Smith) have formalized the long-standing business association between the two firms and key partners and established a joint venture known as Hannah-Neumann/Smith. The strategic partnership creates a Detroit-based, woman-owned, Minority Business Enterprise offering comprehensive architecture and interior design services. With new offices in the historic Wright-Kay Building, Hannah-Neumann/Smith can better serve current and future clients in the downtown community and play a prominent role in the City's revitalization.


The Managing Partner of the joint venture is Beverly Hannah Jones, AIA, a native Detroiter with over twenty-eight years of experience in the architectural and construction industry. The joint venture Partners include Joel Smith, AIA, President of Neumann/Smith Architecture, Gene Carroll, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a Partner at Neumann/Smith Architecture, and J. Michael Kirk, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a Principal at Neumann/Smith Architecture.


"Hannah & Associates has been working with Neumann/Smith for many years and it is only natural and fitting that our two firms have come together in a formal joint venture during Detroit's exciting comeback," says Beverly Hannah Jones. "We can't wait to be part of the downtown 'buzz' and know it will spark the imagination of our design professionals and the clients who participate in the process with us."


"We are jointly and independently committed to providing exceptional design services in the community and look forward to doing great things together in the years to come," added Joel Smith. "Establishing a collaborative studio space in an historic downtown building was important to show we're here for the long run and are making a financial as well as personal investment in the future of Detroit."


Hannah & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Beverly Hannah Jones, AIA, and has had a continuous presence in Detroit for the past 20 years. The woman-owned, Minority Business Enterprise is one of only twelve firms owned and operated by a licensed African American female architect in the United States. The firm provides architectural, interior design, and construction related services for a wide range of commercial, entertainment, educational, governmental, healthcare, corporate, ecclesiastical, community, hospitality and recreational projects. These services have been enhanced by the recent addition of cutting edge 3D laser scanning technology for the generation of building information modeling (BIM) documents.


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