Jack L. Smyre, PE, AICP – Principal
In 2001, Jack founded The Design Response as a planning and landscape/hardscape design firm with an identity gleaned from his personal city/county government, land surveying, civil engineering, and planning professional experiences.
As a nationally certified planner and NC registered professional engineer, combined with rodman-to-partner land surveying experience, Jack brings a unique professional skill set, extensive knowledge base, and a strategically generalist approach to land development projects. Skilled at navigating complex regulatory and political review processes, Jack also frequently recognizes multiple opportunities during the life of a project for clients to minimize risks and maximize rewards.
With over 25 years of local experience successfully guiding development projects through review processes in the greater Triangle area, Jack previously was the director of The John R. McAdams Company’s planning department for over a decade before joining Kimley-Horn and Associates in 1996 as a practice builder with an established planning practice.