Seasoned Architect Brings Fresh Perspective to SMRT’s Growing Healthcare Studio

SMRT welcomes Robert J. Corson AIA, NCARB, as a senior healthcare architect based in the firm’s expanding Massachusetts office.  Rob is a seasoned architect and project manager with more than 25 years’ design and project experience in Greater Boston and New England, most recently as in-house principal planner and lead architect at Exeter Hospital and its affiliates.

Rob has managed the design and construction of over one million square feet of acute care,  ambulatory care clinical programs and healthcare support service projects, ranging from $10,000 to $80 million, as well as the re-vitalization, recapitalization and re-purposing of existing facilities and property including specialty equipment replacement, utility improvement and new program development.  Experienced in capital planning, value-based design and regulatory review, Rob embraces the intersection of healthcare design, organizational change and facilities operations.

In joining SMRT, he brings his collaborative approach and client-side perspective to our practice. “I see my move back into consulting services as a way to blend my experience on both sides of the fence,” Rob says.

Rob managed real estate acquisition for the expansion of Exeter Health Resources, parent organization to Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. He oversaw the successful development of multiple sites to support the strategic expansion of outpatient services.  As co-chair of Exeter’s Master Facilities Planning Committee, he oversaw the development of strategic plans and processes and led initiatives of sustainability and physical plant survivability.

Rob holds a Masters of Architecture from Syracuse University.