HBG Principal, Janet Smith-Haltom serves as Mentor for MBJ Bizwomen’s Mentoring Monday and ULI

We found an old photo of Janet Smith-Haltom when she was just a young architecture student at the University of Arkansas. This led us to wonder, did she know back then that one day she would be a “Super Woman in Business” and a mentor to aspiring professionals?

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LYFE Kitchen Wins Building Memphis Award!

On Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the Memphis Botanic Garden, the 4th annual Building Memphis Awards recognized the best of the best in Memphis.

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Janet Smith-Haltom: Passion, Mentors Key for Career Growth

A self-described tomboy growing up, Janet Smith-Haltom was never deterred by the male-dominated world of architecture. Smith-Haltom was the first female principal at Hnedak Bobo Group and still remembers the advice that Greg Hnedak, one of the firm’s founding members, gave her at the start of her career with the company. “He said, ‘Janet, I don’t want you to be a great female architect, I want you to be a great architect.’ That’s the way I have been proceeding since,” Smith-Haltom says.

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UTHSC’s new, $39M research center equipped to attract nation’s best

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is touting its newest building as a magnet for the country’s top researchers.

The Translational Science Research Building, standing four-stories above the corner of Union and Manassas, is a state-of-the-art facility where researchers will study new treatments for health concerns like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and mental health.

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NAIOP O.CON. 2015 Tours the Historic Texaco HQ Building Redevelopment

Janet HaltomHBG’s Principal of Adaptive Reuse/REGEN Services, Janet Smith-Haltom,AIA, presented with developer Kip Platt this week at the 2015 NAIOP Office Conference. The presentation and tour provided attendees with an overview of the adaptive reuse/conversion of the historic Texaco Office Building into a modern luxury multifamily development. The project is currently in construction and is set to complete in late 2015.  (more…)


Land Use Control Board approves the One Beale mixed-use development in Memphis

from the Memphis Business Journal

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HBG Excited about Redevelopment in Memphis

See full article in Memphis Business Journal

Local architecture firms note it isn’t about the scale of the project, but the number of projects coming across the table since the economy has increased following the 2008 financial crisis.

Across the board, firms are seeing more multifamily projects — an indicator of the health of multifamily and residential real estate. As home values depreciated, more people opted to rent rather than buy, says Joey Hagan, Architecture Inc. principal, resulting in the burgeoning apartment market.

Kirk Bobo, Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. managing principal, says multifamily is a great use for the redevelopment work taking place in neighborhoods across the city as it creates density and helps the tax base.

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Janet Haltom Presents the Historic Texaco HQ Redevelopment at ULI Spring Meeting 2015

Janet HaltomWe are pleased to announce that Janet Smith-Haltom, AIA, HBG’s Principal directing the firm’s Historic Urban Adaptive Reuse / ReGen Due Diligence Services, presented to a room of esteemed national ULI membership on May 14 at the 2015 Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting held in Houston, Texas.    (more…)


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Posts Categorized: Redevelopment & Reuse

Janet Smith-Haltom: Passion, Mentors Key for Career Growth

Posted by & filed under Cultivating Excellence, Employee Empowerment, Redevelopment & Reuse.

A self-described tomboy growing up, Janet Smith-Haltom was never deterred by the male-dominated world of architecture. Smith-Haltom was the first female principal at Hnedak Bobo Group and still remembers the advice that Greg Hnedak, one of the firm’s founding members, gave her at the start of her career with the company. “He said, ‘Janet, I… Read more »


UTHSC’s new, $39M research center equipped to attract nation’s best

Posted by & filed under Corporate & Community, Redevelopment & Reuse, Uncategorized.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is touting its newest building as a magnet for the country’s top researchers. The Translational Science Research Building, standing four-stories above the corner of Union and Manassas, is a state-of-the-art facility where researchers will study new treatments for health concerns like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and mental health.


NAIOP O.CON. 2015 Tours the Historic Texaco HQ Building Redevelopment

Posted by & filed under Redevelopment & Reuse.

HBG’s Principal of Adaptive Reuse/REGEN Services, Janet Smith-Haltom,AIA, presented with developer Kip Platt this week at the 2015 NAIOP Office Conference. The presentation and tour provided attendees with an overview of the adaptive reuse/conversion of the historic Texaco Office Building into a modern luxury multifamily development. The project is currently in construction and is set to complete in… Read more »


HBG Excited about Redevelopment in Memphis

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See full article in Memphis Business Journal Local architecture firms note it isn’t about the scale of the project, but the number of projects coming across the table since the economy has increased following the 2008 financial crisis. Across the board, firms are seeing more multifamily projects — an indicator of the health of multifamily… Read more »