Jodi Smits Anderson AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Managing Principal - Albany

I am a hiker, knitter, mom, wife, speaker, architect, nature lover, avid board game player, and at the root of it all: a Curious Soul. I’ve dedicated the past two decades to pursuing what’s possible through sustainability, adaptive reuse, and optimizing energy use, focusing on how the built environment can support the health of our building users, community, and environment.

After 15 years of public service work, I appreciate collaboration’s light-handed grace and elegance and respect the vulnerability that comes with posing thought-opening questions. What lessons can we learn from Nature? How can we solve problems together without creating new ones for our community and planet? As a regenerative practitioner, this drives me to do better and inspires me to continue learning.

I am honored to join EYP to guide the Albany Office as its Managing Principal. My goal is to help members identify their full potential and, in turn, elevate the work to achieve project success.

One other big thought? We don’t celebrate enough. Let’s celebrate the big, transformative revelations, the mistakes we have learned from, and the incremental steps that continue our excitement, engagement, and improvement. “Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we’re here, we may as well dance.” (anonymous)