A Glimpse into SMRT’s Future with President Brad Hodges

Brad Hodges Headshot

In a recent feature by MaineBiz, SMRT’s newly appointed President, Brad Hodges, shared his insights into his vision for the future, emphasizing “a tremendous backlog of multi-year opportunities” and a firm-wide commitment to sustainability. Read the full article to learn more about SMRT’s future under Brad’s leadership, and how exposure to art and math in…

10 Employees Promoted to Principal & Associate Principal Positions

At SMRT Architects and Engineers, we believe in recognizing and cultivating talent from within. That’s why we’re proud to announce the promotion of ten employees to Principal and Associate Principal positions. “Leadership takes pride in offering our employees and interns exceptional growth and career advancement opportunities. Our team thrives on collaboration and creating valuable, long-lasting…

SMRT New York Office Awarded ‘Best Places to Work’

Our Schenectady, New York office was honored as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Albany Business Review (ABR) in 2023! Based on anonymous employee survey feedback, ABR’s Best Places to Work competition evaluates overall employee satisfaction, office culture, benefits, and growth opportunities. “More than anything else,” ABR shared, “this year’s winners developed…

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 (www.smrtinc.com) 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,…

We’re SMaRTer Together

SMRT loved partnering with the Maine Celtics to host the SMaRTer Together Design Challenge. This challenge gave high school students from Casco Bay High School, Cheverus High School, and Gorham High School the opportunity to design a fictional new arena for the Maine Celtics. SMRT architects and engineers mentored the students, offering them an exciting opportunity to learn about the fields…

A Climate Solution and Economic Opportunity

SMRT President Ellen Belknap was recently interviewed by the Maine Monitor to discuss the sustainability benefits of using Mass Timber. This material is prominently used in SMRT projects like the University of Southern Maine Portland Residence Hall and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Click here to read more about how Mass…

SMRT Featured in Medical Construction & Design Magazine

In the November/December issue of Medical Construction and Design Magazine, Derek Veilleux, senior principal and director of SMRT’s health and wellness practice, explains how designers are using patient feedback to inform a new approach into creating a less stressful environment at these off-campus facilities. “As health systems continue to shift routine patient care and elective…

SMRT Partners With Maine Celtics to Host Student Architecture Design Competition

PORTLAND, Maine – SMRT Architects and Engineers and the Maine Celtics, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, are teaming up for the first ever student architecture design competition. This challenge offers students an opportunity to learn the critical aspects of sports and arena design with one-on-one guidance from SMRT architects and engineers. Teams…

SMRT Announces 4 New Members of Ownership Team

SMRT Architects and Engineers is pleased to announce the expansion of its ownership team, promoting four employees to the role of associate principal. Benjamin Halleck, PE (Associate Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Group Leader) Ben manages advanced technology facility projects, ranging from first-of-kind system design to wafer semiconductor fabrication as well as utility planning…

Mass Timber “Revolution” – SMRT Featured in MaineBiz

Ellen Belknap, President of SMRT Architect and Engineers spoke at last month’s Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) event about the potential future of producing mass timber and cross-laminated timber in Maine. “When we have mass timber available to us locally, it will be a game-changer,” she said. Belknap’s discussion centered on how to…