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A ribbon cutting and mini tours marked the much anticipated opening of the new Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head, Maine. SMRT designed the energy efficient replacement facility, whose many sustainable features include high performance insulation, a geothermal heating and cooling system, LED lighting and porous pavement in the parking areas.
Jeff Coppeta recently joined SMRT as a Mechanical Designer in our Massachusetts office. A graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Jeff brings with him over 10 years' experience in HVAC systems design for education and commercial clients.
Principal Paul Stevens joined a distinguished panel of colleagues to present "Architects Speak on Design-Build" at Build Boston 2010. Held at the Seaport World Trade Center, the regionally renowned event included more than 150 workshops addressing significant industry issues and 250 exhibitors highlighting the latest in building and construction materials.
Jeana Richard passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam to become SMRT's latest Certified Interior Designer. A 2007 graduate of Mount Ida College, Jeana brings her singular vision to SMRT's Interior Design Studio on projects ranging from corporate fit-ups to military training centers.
SMRT's Interior Designers topped 25 other firms to win Best in Show for the second year running at the 2010 International Interior Design Association New England Fashion Show held in Boston. The fundraiser for 'Dress for Success' challenged teams to design fashions using building materials with a "R(e)volution" theme. SMRT's transportation-inspired entry "STEAM" used materials from teammates Mannington, NRF Flooring, Wolf Gordon and Stanley Hardware to craft an entry celebrating travel by auto, steam ship, rail and air in the early decades of the 20th century.
Martin's Point Health Care recently opened the doors of its new, $17 million, state-of-the-art Portland Health Care Center. At one of the first facilities in the state built around a model known as a patient-centered medical home, patients receive their care from a consistent and dedicated team of doctors, nurses and specialists. The medical teams work within pods, while specialists located on campus provide day surgery, physical therapy and radiology. Patient-centered medical homes emphasize wellness and patient education.
Maine Medical Center opened its $5.8 million, state-of-the-art medical simulation center at its Brighton Avenue campus. The facility replicates MMC's emergency unit, equipped with live gases and lifelike robotic mannequins, allowing hands-on training in trauma care for physicians, residents, nurses and students in the MMC-Tufts University School of Medicine. SMRT provided architectural and engineering services.
Lafayette Family Cancer Center is the only non-residential project named to "Architecture's A-List" by Maine Home + Design magazine. Noted design features include the use of 4 types of Maine granite in the lobby's monumental stone fireplace, the dramatic curved stairway and abundant daylighting. SMRT designed the building for Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Joseph Amato, PE recently joined SMRT's mechanical engineering staff. Joe's experience in education, healthcare, justice and corporate projects includes more than a decade in the private sector as well as 17 years with NYS Office of General Services.
Greg Carr, CxA joins SMRT's growing number of commissioning agents designated as a Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) from the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the nation's leading association of certified commissioning authorities. Clients are increasingly taking advantage of the operational savings commissioning affords.