Civic / Community
raSmith designs civic and community spaces based on the intended use of each site and facility, while remaining sensitive to budget constraints of local government and non-profit organizations. We take the time to learn about the interests of all stakeholders. Our portfolio of work includes libraries, police and fire stations, public works buildings, storm shelters and a myriad of other civic and community spaces.
From K-12 to higher education, raSmith’s structural engineering staff has completed over 100 new and redevelopment projects. Our experience with higher education includes technical colleges as well as the University of Wisconsin system (Milwaukee, Madison and others).
We provide consulting services to all levels of government for the design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure, buildings and structures, parks and open spaces that define our quality of life. We’re client oriented and bring our multi-faceted capabilities, leading with creativity and a holistic perspective. Our clients range from local units of government and utilities to state and federal government agencies.
Health care environments demand simple, intuitive and inviting spaces for both patients and visitors. The experience begins on the outside and continues on the inside, including views looking out. raSmith prepares site plans and landscape plans that promote health and wellness. Inside, our structural engineers are in tune with how M/E/P systems and equipment will fit in the space and what load bearing capacities are needed to support equipment. raSmith provides services for a variety of health care facilities
At raSmith we know that industrial developers and owners are focused on how much equipment they can fit in a new or retrofitted building. We match our clients’ needs with designs that are functional and cost effective. We ask questions early about the intended uses for the building and site, future expansion plans and the overall budget. We carefully consider all site issues, including access, stormwater management, and off-site improvements. raSmith’s portfolio of work includes industrial business parks, single tenant industrial buildings, distribution centers and warehouses.
raSmith works with architects and developers to create functional, yet aesthetically-pleasing office environments. raSmith creates an intuitive site layout and provides a site design that adheres to a development’s specific covenants. From a structural perspective, the layout must match the functionality of the building with considerations for common spaces versus work areas.
Ease of access, circulation, aesthetics, common spaces and stormwater management are at the top of a residential developer’s list of desirable site attributes. raSmith provides comprehensive services from master planning to construction administration for single- and multi-family developments and urban redevelopments. Project types include apartment complexes, condominiums, public housing and senior living.
Retail / Mixed Use
raSmith’s expertise in retail and mixed-use development is founded in a legacy of shopping center site development which began in the 1970s. Today, national developers, owners and franchisees seek out, and repeatedly use, our services on projects nationwide. Our role as a trusted partner is based on the breadth and depth of our real-estate minded staff; our experience in nearly every state in the U.S.; and our reputation for providing quality and responsiveness in a fast-paced industry. Uniquely, we also offer development management services on retail sites nationwide.
Aesthetically pleasing, functional indoor and outdoor spaces are vital to promoting health and wellness at a senior living facility. raSmith asks questions upfront about the facility’s specific needs and the overall experience the client is striving to create. We have successfully planned and designed site features that contribute to a calm, serene environment, including walking trails, meditation gardens and memory gardens. raSmith provides services for a variety of senior living facilities including assisted living, memory care and long term care.