Smith promoted to principal at Cope Linder

PHILADELPHIA, PA —Cope Linder Architects, LLC, of Philadelphia has promoted senior associate Cheryl Smith, AIA, LEED AP, to principal. A former senior associate, Smith becomes the first woman on the six-person leadership team. She leads the firm’s technical side of practice, managing projects for the W Hotel, 1300 Fairmount, and The Borgata. Smith has over 25 years of experience in mixed-use, office, retail, and hospitality design. She serves as co-chair of the Building Enclosure Council; as the AIA/Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council liaison at the National Institute of Building Sciences; as a member of the Architectural Glass Institute advisory board; and as chair of the Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council. “Cheryl’s strong technical and management background has been extremely valuable in assisting clients and construction teams to successfully complete large, complex, and fast-track projects.” said Ian Cope, AIA, Cope Linder Architects’ managing principal.

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