Related Links: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA) The Lyceum Fellowship Other Fellowship and Grant Programs for Design Students Jon D. McKee, 86, a founding partner of architect-engineer Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Cambridge, Mass., and an industry philanthropist, died on June 6 in Peekskill, N.Y., of natural causes.Begun in 1958, SMMA became one of New England's largest design firms in the 1960s and 70s. McKeeNoting McKee's push for high-quality design at the integrated architect-engineering firm, current CEO Ara Krafian said he "created architecture at SMMA."McKee was still active with SMMA after retiring more than a decade ago. In a
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.