SMP Architecture was founded as Sheerr & McCrystal by Clinton Sheerr and Deirdre McCrystal in 1983. Throughout our 30+ year history, we’ve designed unique, beautiful, and sustainable structures for New Hampshire’s businesses, municipalities, schools, and residents. When Eric Palson became principal in 1998, we became Sheerr McCrystal Palson Architecture, Inc., or SMP Architecture. Though our name has evolved, we continue to garner national, regional, and local awards for outstanding projects and high-quality design with a collaborative team approach.
To this day, we’re proud to carry the Sheerr moniker and uphold the continuing legacy of Clinton Sheerr, who passed in 1997. The AIA’s Clinton Sheerr Award honors and promotes New Hampshire architects and architecture that exemplify excellence in design at the highest level. As AIA NH states: “Sheerr exemplified the spirit of great passion for beauty and design, a dedication to the community, and the tenacity to follow one’s tasks and dreams. This award honors other similarly outstanding architects in the state who carry on the tradition of deep love and dedication for the State, its architecture and environment.”