Valdon (“V”) Smith, Jr., AIA, NCARB

Managing Senior Principal, Griffin

With more than 36 years in architectural design and project management and seven years of experience as president of MSSA, V. currently oversees all Georgia operations for MSSA-PBK, including project scheduling, human resources, and contract administration. He has served as Principal-in-Charge for numerous projects since 1997 and for all MSSA-PBK projects since 2015. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for more than 500 K-12 educational, municipal, and commercial projects with cumulative values in excess of $2.5 billion. 

V. joined MSSA in 1989 as a Project Architect. In July 1997 he became a Principal of the firm and began serving as Corporate Secretary. In January of 2002, he became Director of Finance and served in this capacity until May of 2015, when he became president of MSSA. 

With more than 36 years in architectural design and project management and seven years of experience as president of MSSA, V. currently oversees all Georgia operations for MSSA-PBK, including project scheduling, human resources, and contract administration. He has served as Principal-in-Charge for numerous projects since 1997 and for all MSSA-PBK projects since 2015. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for more than 500 K-12 educational, municipal, and commercial projects with cumulative values in excess of $2.5 billion. 

V. joined MSSA in 1989 as a Project Architect. In July 1997 he became a Principal of the firm and began serving as Corporate Secretary. In January of 2002, he became Director of Finance and served in this capacity until May of 2015, when he became president of MSSA. 

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