From our early years, designing manufacturing, cleanroom, and research spaces for start-up tech companies, to partnerships with global leaders, SMMA has provided flexible design solutions that have helped a variety of tech-focused companies adapt to changing market needs.

An Energy-Wise Approach

Tech spacesR&D laboratories, cleanrooms and high-tech manufacturing areasare notoriously high in consumption of energy and water. SMMA’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and process engineers apply a deep systems and sustainability knowledge to reduce energy costs and achieve significant environmental performance. Applying this cross-discipline knowledge of sustainable strategies, we have achieved LEED certification and other energy-reduction goals for many of our Technology clients.

An Informed Process

SMMA’s integrated team moves with practiced efficiency through a process driven by schedule, systems, and budget. We guide our clients through the crucial task of planning complex technical environments by anchoring a series of team workshops. With all disciplines and client stakeholders participating, a precise and well-understood basis of design is established. Informed design follows.

Expert Opinion

Getting Your Data Center Started

What is the most importance piece of advice for a client starting to plan for a data center? How do you keep costs in check? Andrew Oldeman, SMMA's Director of Engineering, answers these and other questions clients might be wondering when considering data center design.

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Design of Data Centers

Jessica Smith


Principal | Director of Technology Studio | Project Manager

Jessica leads SMMA's Technology Studio, and also assists clients in master planning, programming, design, and construction administration, focusing on highly technical spaces such as clean rooms and data centers. She draws on her architectural, engineering, and business administration backgrounds to manage the design of renovation, new construction, and tool hook-up projects for SMMA’s technology, corporate and commercial, and life science clients.

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EMC Corporation, Durham Cloud Data Center

Center of Excellence

EMC's state-of-the-art Cloud Data Center in Durham consolidates all regional EMC research, development, and proof-of-concept labs; offers consulting, development, technical services; and showcases EMC and partner solutions. SMMA's design transformed an existing 450,000-square-foot warehouse into a highly efficient, virtualized showcase, setting the foundation for a sustainable approach to EMC’s journey to the private cloud. 

The state-of-the-art facility consolidates all regional EMC research, development, and proof-of-concept labs; offers consulting, development, technical services; and showcases EMC and partner solutions.

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Andrew Oldeman


Principal | Vice President | Director of Engineering | Mechanical Engineer

Andy leads strategy, oversight, and project execution for the firm’s integrated engineering practice. He works with clients on engineering design for technology, life science, corporate & commercial, K-12, and campus environments, providing input and ideas for achieving maximum energy efficiency and sustainable solutions.

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Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems, Lorain County Community College

“MEMS” the Word

Lorain County Community College is a small school with big ambitions, embodied by its Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems. An advanced facility for researching, manufacturing, testing and packaging microsystems such as MEMS (microelectricalmechanical systems)—which, in essence, are miniature devices normally produced using semiconductor techniques—the SMART Center is more than a college laboratory: It is a link between the college and the thriving microsystems industry in Ohio.

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Nanotechnology Cleanroom, University of Massachusetts Amherst

From Closet to Cleanroom... No Sweat!

Continuing a string of projects completed for the University of Massachusetts System, SMMA was commissioned to design a nanotechnology cleanroom within the Conte Polymer Research Center at the Amherst campus. The facility has enabled new possibilities in student and faculty research in polymer synthesis, characterization, morphology, rheology, physics, engineering, biotechnology, and green technology.

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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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