Smith + Andersen Celebrates 50 Years in Business

In a highly-competitive industry, consulting engineers Smith + Andersen embrace a unique combination of design innovation, sustainability and client satisfaction.

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering, one of Canada's premier multi-disciplinary engineering firms working on projects in the Built Environment, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Originally founded in 1965 by Ian Smith and John Andersen, the firm has grown to one of Canada's largest integrated engineering firms with nine offices and over 400 people across Canada.

Over the years, Smith + Andersen has been involved on an eclectic portfolio of projects for clients in sectors including: arts and culture, sports and entertainment, office space, institutional, industrial, health care and residential. Notable commissions include the Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Humber River Hospital in Toronto, the Pacific Centre Redevelopment in Vancouver including the flagship Nordstrom store, TD Place Stadium (formerly Lansdowne Park) in Ottawa, and Edmonton's ICE District Towers.

Smith + Andersen contributes its growth and legacy of success to clearly defined vision, mission, and value (VMV) statements. Smith + Andersen's simple message We Engineer ConfidenceTM is meant to capture the essence of their VMV's. They are committed to service excellence and integrating the most appropriate technology to serve the project and the client's needs. Smith + Andersen can trace its "green" roots back over several decades, and the company proudly notes that it has been committed to innovative energy-efficient solutions since the oil crisis of the 1970's. Sustainability, in fact, has increasingly becoming a key component of all its projects, and in 2011 S+A created a sister firm, "Footprint" to offer its clients a range of sustainability services, from site planning and energy modelling through to the facilitation of a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification process.

In order to recognize this important milestone, Smith + Andersen has redeveloped their corporate website to align with the philosophy of the firm. The site is built upon the pillars of innovation, functionality, flexibility and acts as a visual representation of the diversity of their work.

"It's always a tough question to answer when someone asks – what are you doing to celebrate?" says Kevin Farbridge, Principal. "For fun, we added a 1960's theme to our "celebratory" events over the year including our Eco Jam 2015 - where musicians from the industry get to perform on stage and raise money for Trees Ontario. We felt that redesigning our website for our 50th was an important milestone because it not only showcases our work over the last 50 years but also allowed us to look internally and reflect on our core values. The result not only helped us to realize how far we've come over the last 50 years but also allowed us to connect and thank all the amazing people with whom we work. It's these relationships, and subsequently projects, that have made Smith + Andersen one of the leading engineering firms in Canada."

About Smith + Andersen:
Smith + Andersen is one of Canada's premier multi-disciplinary engineering firms with offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Toronto and Ottawa. The firm provides mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, security, audiovisual, lighting and building automation systems engineering services to clients in a wide variety of sectors. To learn more: www.smithandandersen.com

SOURCE Smith + Andersen

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For further information: Lana MacInnes, Associate Principal, d 416 218 7006, m 416 660 6098, e lana.macInnes@smithandandersen.com

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