who we are
Studio SMC is a full-service commercial interior design firm providing space planning, design, move management and project management services worldwide.
We service numerous market segments including corporate office, small business, industrial and warehousing, specialty retail and residential, accessory healthcare and educational spaces, and more.
Starting in the facilities department at Kimberly Clark in ATL, Sam was tasked with learning AutoCAD.
Being the dedicated employee she was, Sam took on that task and taught herself the software.
WHERE IT BEGAN
Fast forward a few years, Sam was moving back to PA and in search of a job. A furniture dealership here in PGH was hiring, and in the need to teach their employees CAD.
Sam, having no furniture background, accepted the position and shook hands on terms of trading her CAD skills for furniture knowledge.
CAD TO FURNITURE
After putting in many years at the dealership, becoming an expert in furniture as well as continued experience in the design field, Sam decided to be her own boss.
In 1999, she had the vision to build an interior design firm that operated on the values and ethics that she practiced every day and is now recognized by her clients nationwide.
Sam pursued that vision and started SMC Consulting. She built her firm, reputation, and client-base one project at a time.
Being a single employee/owner of the firm required working days and nights to complete all of her project tasks as promised to her clients. Following SMC's substantial growth, Sam hired Keith as her business partner.
A few (22 to be exact!) years, and a handful of employees later, enter, “Studio SMC” - a commercial design firm providing a full range of services including space planning, design, furniture planning, move management and project management.
Studio SMC has provided design and project management services for over four million square feet of commercial spaces in the USA, Canada, and England.
Sam is now in the process of retiring and Keith and Jessica have taken over the business. Cheers to another new beginning!
DEDICATION TO CLIENTS
We’re a small design firm rooted in Beaver, PA,
providing commercial design services
all over the USA.
Commercial office space is our specialty,
but not our entirety. We also service the hospitality, specialty retail, residential,
assisted-living, industrial & warehouse, educational, and commercial aviation fields.
We've completed single jobs as small as 150 SF,
to as large as hundreds of thousands of SF.
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Let's talk where we came from. Sam -- the founder -- has a pretty cool story about how she started the business. Check it out!