The education landscape is entering an exciting new era. The next generation of students, athletes, and faculty members expect learning and living environments designed for belonging and equity, as well as the seamless integration of technology. Clients come to SMRT because we know how to design for a future that considers demographic trends, technology integrations, public-private partnerships, and climate impact.

Areas of Expertise

Designing the Student Experience

We design spaces that enhance the student connection to the campus environment. Partnering with our clients in the creation of student-focused spaces is what drives us. Our architects, engineers, and planners lead a thoughtful and deliberate design process inclusive of all campus populations that strives to create transformational experiences.

College enrollment and retention rates are continuously changing. Whether trying to do more with less or one-up the benchmark, our design team will align your scope and budget through an inquisitive and data-based programming process.

We set the standard for technology integration and innovative solutions. Expect us to provide ideas for interactive technology, artificial intelligence, and spaces that seamlessly interface with student and faculty devices.

Our integrated team of architects and engineers are passionate about finding the sustainability solutions that best serve your campus. From passive haus, to net-zero, to mass timber, we bring the expertise needed to meet our client’s sustainability goals.


Expertise makes all the difference. When you choose SMRT, you’re choosing a team of experts leading the way in education and athletics, ready to guide you through the design process, regardless of where you’re starting.

Nick Vaughn

Senior Principal, Director of Education &
Athletics Practice


Ken Costello

Senior Principal, Site Discipline Leader



Nick Vaughn

Senior Principal, Director of Education &
Athletics Practice

We work with you to effect positive change through design —creating smart, sustainable solutions, collaborating from concept to construction, making the design process feel effortless, fluid, and natural.