Julia Smith, PE, LEED AP

Who: Julia Smith, PE, LEED AP
Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Expertise: Mechanical engineering, including HVAC system selection and design.
Favorite Phrase/Mantra: Don’t sweat the small stuff and everything is small stuff.
Little Known Facts: Mentored for the past six years at the Academy of Design and Construction for Grand Rapids Public Schools.
Enjoys sailing and golfing, and has played at St. Andrews in Scotland.

She was inspired to be an engineer by her father, who was an architect. She spent a lot of time at his office on Saturdays and loved the creative, collaborative, and energetic culture. Julia originally planned to follow in his footsteps, but her dad recognized her analytical and problem-solving skills and set up meetings with engineers for her to see how they worked. This led her to pursue an education at Michigan Technological University.