Augusta State Facilities Master Plan

Recognizing the need to plan for future challenges posed by climate change, the State of Maine engaged SMRT and DLR group to update their master plan, originally developed by SMRT in 2000. The updated 2040 plan reflects current conditions and provides a framework to achieve the objectives, goals, and strategies described in the State’s 2020…

Calais Land Port of Entry Commissioning and LEED Consulting Services

Working for the General Services Administration (GSA), SMRT provided commissioning services for the Calais Land Port of Entry—a LEED Gold Certified facility. The complex, designed by Robert Siegel Architects, consists of commercial and non-commercial inspection facilities and supporting staff areas including a firearms range, USDA/FDA laboratories, and UV disinfection equipment. Beyond providing peer review for…

Armed Forces Reserve Center Ceiba

SMRT led the design team for this fast-track design-build project lauded by the US Department of Defense for its design, efficiency, and operational alignment. The Ceiba AFRC comprises a training building, a vehicle maintenance shop, a storage building, and a wash bay. SMRT designed the building envelope and HVAC systems to withstand an extreme tropical…

VA Portland Outpatient Clinic

Rather than travel to the nearest VA Medical Center, Portland-based veterans can now receive basic medical and mental health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Portland Outpatient Care Center. Located in an industrial area, the center overlooks Casco Bay. The SMRT team was inspired by Japanese artist Hokusai’s famed “The Wave” woodblock print and…

Ft. Buchanan Directorate of Public Works

Working with limited bridging documents and a tight timeframe, the SMRT team designed and engineered three major buildings at this replacement complex for the Directorate of Public Works. The design-build project included an administration building, shops, a warehouse facility, and an entomology building, all of which are Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) compliant….

Genesee County Jail

The design of the new Genesee County Jail is informed by an initial demographics-trend and bed-needs analysis, correctional program management, and community outreach efforts. The team’s early work established a strong justification for advancing the project and enabled the county to move forward expeditiously with a new facility plan and design. Designed for maximum flexibility,…

Grafton County House of Corrections

SMRT utilized value engineering to achieve operational savings and meet sustainability goals for this replacement facility designed for inmates with special needs, minimum, and medium security requirements. Safe prisoner movement was enhanced by this facility’s direct attachment to the county courthouse. Core service areas, including food service, laundry, and visitation, were sized to accommodate additional…

Greene County Jail and Sheriff's Department

The dire need to replace a more than 100-year-old deteriorating facility with a contemporary, rehabilitation-focused environment drove this project. This contemporary jail was designed for an initial capacity of 80 beds with ample opportunity for internal and external expansion and contraction depending on future needs. SMRT provided programming, design, and construction administration services for this…

Veterans Affairs Boston Risk Mitigation Study

On Valentine’s Day 2016, frozen pipes burst on the 14th floor of the Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center. Flooding migrated down several floors, severely damaging a large section of the facility, disrupting patient services, and causing a temporary closure. The incident prompted the facility staff to commission a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation study…

Kennebec Water District Operations Center

When the Kennebec Water District set out to build its new operations center, the municipal water supplier expressed two fundamental goals: create a combined space for its administration and maintenance staff and reduce its carbon footprint. The Kennebec Water District, the first water district in the United States, used to be housed in two buildings…