Fred Hopkins

Principal + Technical Director
Sausage and Beer Maker

Driven by intellectual curiosity and a respect for “keep the water out” design sensibility, Fred manages SMBW’s most complex and technically challenging projects. His extensive expertise with building envelope and façade forensics brings a unique performance based perspective to projects large and small. Armed with research and many cups of coffee; Fred can generally be found sketching and mentoring SMBW’s younger designers. We have the coffee stains to prove it.

What keeps you up at night?
Whatever’s due tomorrow.

Wouldn’t leave home without?
Hot cup of coffee in the morning.

I feel the need to make things, and the need to operate as an individual within a small firm; at SMBW I can collaborate with and be challenged by my peers as well as be a leader and continuing to learn and assume new responsibilities.


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