SMRT Names New Principals

SMRT Names New Principals

SMRT Architects and Engineers is pleased to announce five design professionals have been elevated to principals. The ownership expansion deepens SMRT’s leadership in its key markets and its management team across multiple offices.

“It’s exciting to be part of a firm with a growing ownership team committed to working together. Our ability to grow SMRT with internal ownership transitions supports our culture of ‘own your career and live it here.’ These five leaders share our values of design excellence and client partnership, while bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to their roles as principals.”


Ellen Belknap


SMRT’s newest owners include:

Jonathan Kasper, PE, Principal and Director of Mechanical Engineering. Kasper designs mechanical systems and manages both new construction and complex renovation projects for healthcare, government and higher education clients. He holds an MBA from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering from Villanova University. Kasper joined SMRT in 2015.

Nicole Rogers, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Architecture. Rogers’ design expertise ranges from commercial to healthcare to higher education projects for clients throughout New England. She has a special interest in sustainable design. She holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. Rogers joined SMRT in 2011.

Andrew Tyner, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and Director of Architecture. Tyner focuses his practice on designing and managing projects for clients in the science, advanced technology and higher education sectors. He earned a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University Graduate School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hobart College. Tyner joined SMRT in 2006.

Nick Vaughn, AIA, Principal and Education Practice Leader. Vaughn is an experienced architectural programmer, planner and designer of academic, student life and athletics facilities for colleges and universities, including Penn State University and Virginia Tech. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture at Hampton University. Vaughn joined SMRT in 2018.

Graham Vickers, AIA, Principal and Director of Justice Practice. Vickers leads SMRT’s award-winning national justice practice. His focus on the design of progressive correctional and rehabilitative environments complements his experience in a wide variety of project types, sizes and construction delivery methods. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and joined SMRT in 2011.