SCHENECTADY — An architecture firm based in Maine announced Tuesday that it will relocate its New York offices from Latham to downtown Schenectady.
SMRT Architects & Engineers, which also has an office in Massachusetts, plans to move 15 employees into the fifth floor of the Center City Building at 433 State St.
“SMRT is really thrilled to be in downtown Schenectady,” said John Tobin, director of the New York office and a graduate of RPI. “We’re looking forward to the spring of 2020 when we join this vibrant community of established commercial businesses, colleges and world-class arts and culture.”
SMRT’s current Capital Region location is off Loudon Road in Latham, in an area of suburban office parks and commercial properties.
Its projects in the Capital Region have included work at Ellis Hospital, the Palace Theatre and GE Healthcare.
“After looking at many different options, we are very pleased that the company selected Schenectady County,” said Schenectady County Metroplex Development Chairman Ray Gillen. “This shows that Schenectady is winning again by competing for and winning new jobs and investment by growing companies.”
The 200,000-square-foot Center City building is currently home to tenants including Johnny’s restaurant, NBT Bank and CVS Pharmacy on street level and a variety of tenants including SUNY Schenectady County, the YMCA and Urban Co-Works upstairs.