/ Lecturer,

Adam Smith


Director of Design and Co-founder of Synecdoche (si-nek-duh-kee), an award winning interdisciplinary studio in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Adam leads the studio with architectural design, urbanism, and fabrication. The studio is currently focused on multi-family housing projects and advancing tall mass timber building codes in Michigan through the design and approval process of SouthTown, the first tall mass timber building in Michigan.

Adam is a licensed Architect in Michigan and Wisconsin. An alumni of University of Michigan M.Arch ‘11 and Lawrence Technological University, B.S. Arch ‘09. Adam has also served on the board of AIA Huron Valley as the Emerging Professionals director, to lift the voice of young design professionals working within the profession.

As an avid mobility enthusiast, Adam is also actively working with bike advocacy groups to make cycling a priority for transportation design and development.