November 2020

Everyone at SMR were pleased to cheer Rachel Keir’s 20th Anniversary at SMR Architects, Rachel’s journey commenced at Smith Smalley Architects, when we all knew her as Rachel Snow, a fresh faced 16 year old trainee.

Rachel started her architectural career on 20th November 2000 as a day release student at York College, she has gained vast experience in variety of sectors and is always a client favourite. As part of her current role, Rachel leads a young team and is always keen to pass on her wealth of knowledge and work ethic, as part of her mentoring of students completing their AA Part I and AT Year Outs, as they gain their first experience within the workplace.

The Directors; Amanda, Mathew and Simon are proud of Rachel’s achievement and have said:


“Rachel is a true SMRer and she takes our ‘work hard, play hard’ mindset to a whole new level, meaning Rachel is an asset to SMR and always fun to be around. I look forward to many more happy years with Rachel and watching her continue to grow and excel at SMR.” Amanda Marsey


“Rachel is a dedicated and driven professional, who prides herself on maintaining excellent Client relations, delivering a quality design product on time and maintaining drawing output, come hell or high water.  Having known and worked with Rachel over the last 20 years, I can genuinely say it’s been a pleasure and I look forward to the next 20 years together; albeit, that will make me 69!” Mathew Smalley


“Rachel has been a part of our feasibility team from the very beginning and has been integral to its recent growth.  She is what SMR is about, through and through – always working hard but equally keen to pick up a champagne flute or pint glass.

We will certainly celebrate with her when we can on reaching this milestone, well done Rach”.  Simon Rispin