Design Firm SmithGroup Hires Alexis Burck as Senior Living Studio Leader

SAN FRANCISCO — SmithGroup, a Detroit-based design firm, has hired Alexis Burck as the company’s senior living studio leader in the San Francisco office. 

In this newly created role, Burck will partner with senior living strategist Alexis Denton to expand the firm’s current healthcare expertise with an increased presence in the senior living market around the world.

Burck brings more than 15 years of design experience to her new role, most recently serving as the director of the senior living and wellness studio at SGPA Architecture & Planning in San Francisco. In that role she guided multimillion-dollar senior living projects all over the Bay Area for clients that included Covia, Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services, and On Lok. Burck’s work also includes affordable multifamily and market-rate housing projects with several developers, including Resources for Community Development, and community clinics for LifeLong Medical Care and Ole Health.

Denton has been with SmithGroup since 2003 and has spent her career working to make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Her master’s degrees in architecture and gerontology make her uniquely qualified to address the needs of this market.