Brad Hodges, PE, Named President-Elect of SMRT Architects and Engineers

Brad Hodges, PE, Named President-Elect of SMRT Architects and Engineers

He will succeed Ellen Belknap, AIA, SMRT’s leader for 20 years

July 20, 2023 – SMRT Architects and Engineers ( announces the appointment of Bradley K. Hodges, PE, as the firm’s next president, effective January 1, 2024. Hodges joined SMRT in 2001 and currently leads the firm’s Science/Technology/Manufacturing practice. He will succeed Ellen L. Belknap, AIA, president since 2004, who will continue with the firm.

“My colleagues and I are thrilled Brad will be stepping into the role of president,” said Belknap. “He has ably grown our science, technology, and manufacturing practice nationwide and established our Massachusetts office in 2007. Brad is a keen strategic thinker, bringing sound business and technical acumen.  He is committed to both building the firm’s future and developing opportunities for every employee, while using design to solve complex problems.”

Hodges is a firm partner, having grown SMRT’s practice delivering complex, 24/7 facilities supporting industries as diverse as life sciences, microelectronics, indoor aquaculture, battery manufacturing, defense-aerospace, and nutrition.   He is a member of SMRT’s board of directors and a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

“I’m humbled to have the privilege of leading such a talented and creative group of design professionals,” Hodges said. “Ellen’s leadership has set the firm on a growth trajectory, with a strong culture rooted in transparency and developing opportunities for our employees at every level.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to amplify these efforts and reach ever higher, delivering design solutions to move our clients’ businesses forward.” 

SMRT Architects and Engineers ( ) develops creative solutions for clients addressing some of today’s most complex challenges in healthcare, education, government, justice, business, manufacturing, and research. Guiding the firm are commitments to sustainability, integrated design, and a culture built on collaboration and transparency. SMRT delivers projects enabling positive changes in our world.

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