SMRT Announces 4 New Members of Ownership Team

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 for large R&D facilities. Ben has worked with Fortune 500 clients across diverse sectors including semiconductor, defense, aerospace, IT, and food & beverage industries, helping them figure out what they need, what they want, and how to make it happen. Before joining SMRT in 2017, Ben worked on the construction of major west coast semiconductor plants and served 10 years in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines.

Peter Rand, PE (Associate Principal and Senior Structural Engineer, Structural Group Leader)

Peter has more than 20 years of experience in project engineering and project management. He has designed numerous projects involving structural steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry, wood, and foundation engineering. Project types include higher education, science technology and manufacturing, commercial construction, and sports facilities. Peter joined SMRT in 2016.

Jeana Stewart, NCIDQ (Associate Principal and Workplace Market Sector Leader)

Jeana leads SMRT’s expanding workplace practice, creating custom and people-focused workplace strategies that help clients overcome the uncertainties of change. Informed by the latest global research on the future of work, she balances data and empathy to deliver purpose-driven design that celebrates each client’s unique culture. Jeana joined SMRT in 2007.

Lura Wade, PE, RCDD (Associate Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer)

Lura came to SMRT in 2017 with an impressive resume of project experience in multiple building types. She specializes in the design and integration of telecommunications, data and audio/visual systems technology. She has a deep understanding of power systems, renewable energy and life safety systems that live inside 24/7 mission-critical facilities.

“In elevating these professionals to associate principal, we are recognizing the unique and significant contributions they are making to the SMRT enterprise. Our commitment to our staff is to offer them opportunities to hone their expertise and advance their careers by engaging in the planning and design of projects that solve important problems and bring lasting value to our clients. SMRT enjoys longevity and stability; these professionals will contribute to the continued success and growth of the firm.”

Ellen Belknap, SMRT President