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For Immediate Release, 19 May 2011
For More Information, Contact:
Karen Wiesneski

Chris Bratty and Reid Kunishige Join R.A. Smith National's Orange County, Calif. Office

Chris BrattyBROOKFIELD, Wis. — Chris Bratty and Reid Kunishige have joined the Orange County (Los Angeles), California office of R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. R.A. Smith National opened an office at 1965 North Main Street, Orange, Calif. on May 2, 2011.

Bratty is the western regional manager with more than 25 years of experience in land development involving retail, commercial, industrial and residential projects. His technical expertise includes site planning, entitlement and regulatory processing, master infrastructure and utility studies, project feasibility reports, construction administration and cost estimating. His experience is extensive in regional malls, urban lifestyle centers, national retailers, restaurants and big box developments. Kunishige is a civil engineering technician with more than 16 years of experience in retail, commercial, institutional and residential development projects.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Bratty and Kunishige provided services to a variety of clients on projects that included Fashion Outlet of Las Vegas, Bella Terra Mall, Ontario Mills Mall, Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Costco, Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, Krispy Kreme, Whole Foods Market, Fresh & Easy, America’s Tire Company, BP Arco, Wachovia Bank, McDonald’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Red Robin, Nordstrom and Macy’s.

R.A. Smith National’s Orange County office provides services that include site planning and entitlements, site feasibility studies, civil engineering, construction engineering, and landscape architectural and irrigation design.

Reid KunishigeR.A. Smith National’s corporate headquarters in Brookfield, Wis. has a long history of providing site engineering for a variety of projects in the western United States with an emphasis on retail/commercial development. The firm has a specialty in regional shopping malls and has provided site engineering for more than 100 shopping malls nationwide.

Among many other projects in the western U.S., R.A. Smith National has provided services for The Block at Orange (Orange, Calif.), Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, Calif.), Westfield Culver City (Culver City, Calif.), San Diego Mills (San Diego, Calif.), Arizona Mills Mall (Tempe, Ariz.), Lake Pleasant Crossing (Peoria, Ariz.), South Mountain Crossing (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Colorado Mills (Lakewood, Colo.).

Bratty is a resident of Ladera Ranch, Calif.  Kunishige is a resident of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

About R.A. Smith National, Inc.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering firm, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Our comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. Our corporate headquarters are located in Brookfield (Milwaukee), Wis. with additional offices in Appleton, Wis.; Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc., the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. until the R.A.Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

R.A. Smith National’s mission is to deliver excellence, vision, and responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.

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