BIANCA JIMENEZ 

SmithGroup

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Arizona Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in a wide range of project types including Streets- capes, Hospitals, Laboratories, Workplaces, Higher Education Centers, and combinations. When the work is unique it is the most inspiring.

BIANCA JIMENEZ 

Bio:

Bianca Jimenez, PE, Associate is an Electrical Engineer from Arizona and ASU Alumni. First an SRP intern for 3-years, she then started her career at SmithGroup in 2011. Designing various project types across the country, from beginning to the end she remains engaged providing coordination of power and lighting while delivering effective sustainable strategies. Most importantly Bianca is passionate about team collaboration to generate project success for the client and the entire team.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about building things as a child of an Electrician and about Engineering as a profession from my math teacher. My High School Co-Op with Salt River Project provided me inspiring exposure and the DKAM team encouraged me to continue.

What do you do?

I engage with clients and designers to create safe and sustainable distribution that serve the current and future needs of the building or campus in low and medium voltage systems, including power, lighting, and special systems.

What excites you in the work you do?

I like that the building design is complicated, layered, and needed. The electrical system is the ‘spirit’ of a building. The system is involved in everything and the building will always perform relative to the design of the electrical system.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in a wide range of project types including Streets- capes, Hospitals, Laboratories, Workplaces, Higher Education Centers, and combinations. When the work is unique it is the most inspiring.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest accomplishment was passing the Professional Engineering Exam. I started my career not knowing any Professional Engineers and had limited guidance. Afterwards it was validating knowing that I was where I was supposed to be.

Featured Project Name: 

University of Houston, Clear Lake - The Recreation & Wellness Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Houston, TX ​

Featured Project Completion Date: 

8/15/18

Role in Featured Project: 

Electrical Engineer

 

Featured Project Description:

The Recreation & Wellness Center is a $29.6 million-dollar building providing 81,000 sqft of new dynamic space for their student body. Home to the University’s new Exercise & Health Science department it is one-part student recreation center, one-part exercise science education and research center. The facility elegantly merges student life, instructional, and research environments. Notably, this project was advocated for and funded by the student body.

 

Photography Credit:

Bill Timmerman

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