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NE Firm Promotes Four to Associate Principal

Andover, MA – SMRT Architects and Engineers announced the expansion of its ownership team, promoting four employees to the role of associate principal.

Benjamin Halleck, PE, senior mechanical engineer, mechanical group leader, manages advanced technology facility projects, ranging from first-of-kind system design to wafer semiconductor fabrication as well as utility planning for large R&D facilities. He has worked with Fortune 500 clients across diverse sectors including semiconductor, defense, aerospace, IT, and food and beverage industries. Before joining SMRT in 2017, Halleck worked on the construction of major west coast semiconductor plants.

Jeana Stewart, NCIDQ, workplace market sector leader, leads SMRT’s expanding workplace practice, creating custom and people-focused workplace strategies that help clients overcome the uncertainties of change. Informed by the latest global research on the future of work, she balances data and empathy to deliver purpose-driven design that celebrates each client’s unique culture. Stewart joined SMRT in 2007.

Lura Wade, PE, RCDD, senior electrical engineer, came to SMRT in 2017. She specializes in the design and integration of telecommunications, data and audio/visual systems technology. She has a deep understanding of power systems, renewable energy and life safety systems that live inside 24/7 mission-critical facilities.

Peter Rand, PE, senior structural engineer, structural group leader, has more than 20 years of experience in project engineering and project management. He has designed numerous projects involving structural steel, reinforced concrete, reinforced masonry, wood, and foundation engineering. Project types include higher education, science technology and manufacturing, commercial construction, and sports facilities. Rand joined SMRT in 2016.