Firm History 

Established in 1994, Shah Smith & Associates, Inc. (SSA) is a 95+ person, Texas-based consulting engineering firm, with offices in Houston, Austin and Dallas. We specialize in design, construction management, and commissioning of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for healthcare, research, science & technology, higher education, corporate, government, public works, and aviation facilities. Since our formation, we have grown at a steady rate by maintaining a reputation for quality work and keeping our commitments to our clients. Over 90% of our project assignments are from repeat clients.

The State of Texas has certified Shah Smith & Associates, Inc. as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB); and SSA is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).



Our client base includes numerous architectural firms, Baylor University, Rice University, St. Edward’s University, Texas A&M University System, Texas State University System, Texas Tech University System, University of Houston System, University of Texas System, Austin Community College, Dallas County Community College, Houston Community College, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston and San Antonio, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston Airport System, San Antonio International Airport, BP, Chevron, and ExxonMobil.


Our Commitment 

We have a staff of senior mechanical and electrical engineers and designers with extensive experience in design of HVAC, plumbing, central plants, thermal and electrical distribution, commissioning, and sustainable design. Most of these professionals have worked together for many years.

Our Principals work hands-on and are directly involved with the projects.

We are committed to providing quality consulting engineering, project management, commissioning, and construction administration services. We are keenly aware of the need to maintain sensitivity to our clients’ needs; including project goals, schedules, and budgets. Our firm has also implemented the use of Revit and Navisworks for all design projects.