SMA designs engineering that reflects an institution's cultural identity and strategic vision. We direct a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team process to plan, program and design spaces that promote healthy, flexible and productive work environments. SMA is committed to Integrated Project Delivery teams, Knowledge Based Design, Lean processes, and early involvement of owners, designers, contractors and users to develop solutions suited to each client.
Knowlege Based Design
SMA shares the expertise and knowledge of each team member through Knowledge Based Design (KBD). We organize projects around multidisciplinary systems, empowering component team members to solve and integrate solutions collaboratively throughout the pre-design, design and construction process. At SMA, KBD is a transformative process that focuses on innovation, knowledge, team organization and collaboration
Integrated Project Delivery
SMA is a pioneer in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). We started using IPD methodology since our inception in 2006. IPD harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to maximize efficiency, from pre-design through occupancy. All disciplines work collaboratively to make decisions that impact cost, schedule and other critical factors--ultimately delivering a better project for the client.