Architecture

Seeing and appreciating great design is a deeply embedded part of the human experience. Favorite buildings connect us to memories, emotions, and hopes for the future. Our Architecture practice is dedicated to advancing clients' business, environmental, and civic objectives.

A Collaborative Process

At SMMA, design starts with exploration. Before we draw, we learn as much as possible about a client's industry and community goals. We discuss business objectives and employee culture, both present and future. This critical exploration makes the difference between a building that simply performs and architecture that inspires. SMMA’s cross-disciplinary and collaborative design process is informed throughout by the input of our clients and the experience of SMMA practitioners.

The Power of Design

From investigating site feasibility options to implementing energy-savings initiatives, our designers work to fulfill visions, tell stories, and expertly communicate brand image. The greatest compliment paid to our work is when we hear, “You’ve expressed our deepest aspirations.” Our designs meet practical demands while achieving the classical goals of utility, firmness, and beauty.

Keurig Headquarters

Caffeination Meets Innovation

For their new world headquarters in Burlington, Keurig challenged SMMA to design a “beacon of innovation” – a corporate campus that announces itself as home to an idea-driven company with a culture of social responsibility, fair trade, and a casual workplace environment.

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Design Competition

Urban Transformation

SMMA collaborated with developer DivcoWest to provide an architectural vision in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ request for the purchase and redevelopment of a former courthouse in Cambridge. The property comprises a 22-story high-rise, constructed in the early 1970s, with a gross square footage of approximately 595,000 square feet.

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Bancroft Elementary School

Cohesiveness, Identity, and Safety

Nestled into one of Andover's more pastoral neighborhoods, the new Bancroft School replaces a one-beloved, but structurally failing, open-plan school from the 1960s. SMMA addressed myriad design challenges to provide a facility that accommodates a larger student population and minimizes encroachment onto environmentally sensitive portions of the property.

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Student Centers

Defining the Heart of the Campus

A student center serves as a campus’s heart. It is reflective of the school’s culture, and is a place for students to go day and night.

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Careers

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals who thrive on collaboration and are passionate about design. If you think you'd be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you. Visit our Careers page to check out our open positions.

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