Shared Values, Shared Success

Analog Devices
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Our history with Analog Devices is a story of shared growth—both for the client, as one of the world's leading advanced technology companies, and for SMMA, as a design firm.

Building on a relationship that began in 1979, SMMA has remained the primary design firm for Analog Devices’ Wilmington campus, providing design services continuously for more than 35 years.

 

In 1992, Analog Devices was emerging as a leader in the world of digital signal processing (DSP), developing a groundbreaking process that replaced circuit boards with a single chip, thereby paving the way for modern digital communications as we know them. This period ushered in a “brave new world” for SMMA as well—the computer revolution was changing our practice, as we began shifting from mainframe to personal computing, and retiring our drafting boards in favor of CAD. 

Our first major new commission for Analog Devices was the 108,000-square-foot Ray Stata Technology Center, which SMMA delivered for occupancy in 1993, less than one year from the project kick-off. Since the successful completion of the Stata Center, we have never looked back—in fact, many Analog Devices and SMMA team members involved in that project are still working together today!

Total Engagement

In addition to the broad array of engineering and design services provided to Analog Devices over the years, SMMA has also assisted the client in expanding and master-planning its campus.

Since our relationship began, Analog Devices’ Wilmington campus has grown to over 500,000 square feet, with 74,000 square feet of Class 10,000 through Class 100 cleanroom space, predominantly designed by the SMMA team. 

In the intervening 35+ years of our partnership, Analog Devices has become an established global leader in precision-performance electronic components. We are proud of our contributions to the success of this client through the design of sophisticated, highly specialized spaces and advanced systems and utilities.

Continual Value Enhancement

From the beginning, SMMA’s relationship with Analog Devices has been grounded in a continual value-enhancement project approach that begins in pre-programming and extends through construction. Rather than “value-engineer” projects after design has been fully developed, SMMA’s team collaborates with the client to anticipate emerging needs and capitalize on opportunities.

The result of this relationship is projects that have been quickly processed by the Town of Wilmington and state agencies, that regularly beat schedule and budget goals, and that often return funds to Corporate from the client's Facilities Group.

The More Things Change...

SMMA’s projects are now designed and delivered using data-driven analysis and sophisticated design technologies. The spaces that support Analog Devices’ manufacturing and research operations function with levels of precision, efficiency, and sustainability unimaginable 35 years ago.

Of course, some things have not changed. Analog Devices continues to focus on their clients, enabling them to bridge the gap between the physical and the digital, just as we continue to focus on ours, leading them to their goals through design excellence. Everything about our relationship with Analog Devices is special—the projects, the outcomes, and, most importantly, the human connections.