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….

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…

Schenectady Army Reserve Center

SMRT provided architecture and engineering services for three new facilities at the Schenectady Army Reserve Center. The buildings included a 60,670-square-foot LEED Certified Army Reserve Center Training Building, a 5,306-square-foot Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS), and a 2,590-square-foot Unheated Storage building (UHS). Supporting site amenities include a vehicle wash rack, military equipment parking, and a privately…

Naval Station Newport John H. Chafee Fitness Center

The Chaffe Fitness Center is designed and engineered to meet the needs of military personnel, students, and their families. The waterfront site presented various challenges to redevelopment as an athletic facility, including its Superfund site location. The site, a FEMA Zone A with wave action, necessitated elevating the building by 5 feet on 370 mini-piles….