SMMA Welcomes Nick Koulbanis

SMMA is pleased to welcome a former SMMA employee, Nick Koulbanis, AIA and LEED AP, to its Architecture Practice. As a senior associate at SMMA, Nick will join the firm's Higher Education studio, bringing his significant expertise to projects throughout New England. Prior to joining SMMA, Nick led Tsoi/Kobus & Associates’ Higher Education studio, and most recently completed a joint medical simulation project for Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island's nursing programs.

Nick’s past work in higher education architecture, coupled with his experience in sustainable design and design research, will contribute to the detailed approach he’s taking in his first SMMA project: Brown University’s School of Engineering. As a past SMMA employee, Nick is especially looking forward to re-connecting with some of his co-workers and being part of a firm with such a diverse portfolio.

“It’s really great to have Nick back at SMMA, I’m looking forward to working with him,” explained Alex Pitkin, SMMA's Director of Institutional Practice Studies. “We’ve admired Nick’s work from not-so-afar for many years, and his experience in design for higher education, as well as laboratory and technology projects meshes perfectly with SMMA’s studio work.”


In addition to working full time, Nick is also a member of The Boston Society of Architects and The Society for College and University Planning. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University.