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Bringing together the best technology consultants, strategist, designers and program mangers to ensure your new HQ and R&D center are aligned with your vision of creating a next generation workplace that supports serving customers at the highest level, retaining and attracting top talent, and igniting creativity, collaboration and industry-leading innovation.

Your new global headquarters will be in downtown Cleveland just west of Public Square between Saint Clair Avenue and Superior Avenue and will be approximately 1,000,000-square-feet in size. The new R&D center will be in Brecksville, on a reconfigured 119-acre site conveniently located off I-77 at Miller Road and Brecksville Road. The R&D center will be approximately 500,000-square-feet in size and will serve as the corporate anchor for a new mixed-use development project.  Combined, the two facilities will house more than 3,500 employees with room to accommodate future growth.

SM&W and Cognitive Corp are teaming to bring you bespoke services to make your vision a reality. We are innovating industry design standards with CoreNet, Stanford Rebuild and many others to support workplace optimization. Our team has significant history with projects of this size and scope. We are highly skilled at working within an IPD environment. As technologist, we are very skilled at working within a virtual environment as is common during this pandemic.

Shen Milsom & Wilke was started in 1986 and has grown to become an international company with a worldwide staff of over 230. Cognitive Corp was started in 2019 and has become the driving force behind innovation in autonomous workplace, smart building, spatial analytics and distributed work. 

MBE Certified

SM&W is certified as a minority-owned business in the states of New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin and in the cities of Philadelphia and Boston, and we are registered as a certified minority business with National Minority Supplier Development Council, which includes 24 regional affiliates.

With this in mind, our bespoke services for you...

Technology PMO Lead

We will serve as your advocate ensuring adherence to technology standards in all project meetings, within all project deliverables and during system commissioning

Our services include: 

  1. Lead ideation charrettes to ensure the latest most effective innovation is being utilized.

  2. Project schedule development, verification, and monitoring.

  3. Field verification of existing project conditions.

  4. Project programming to ascertain the project scope of work.

  5. Review of all phases of design including efficiency/efficacy options with associated return on investment financial analyses.

  6. Project value engineering guidance. 

  7. Project cost estimating guidance.

  8. Project constructability analysis and constructability recommendations.

  9. Review of bidding/construction/ contract documents.

  10. Review of project bid packages.

  11. Assisting in obtaining competitive bids under the construction manager at risk, design-build, or sealed bid contracting methodologies.

  12. Reviewing A&E, contractor, and consultant pay applications.

  13. Periodically visiting the construction site to confirm that the work is progressing according to the contract documents, including formal inspections prior to covering walls and ceiling and at the time of substantial completion.

  14. Reviewing shop drawings and other contractor submittals to confirm compliance with design intent.

  15. Ensuring accurate “As-Constructed” or “As-built” documents are delivered to the Design Firm(s) from the contractor.

  16. Preparation of weekly and monthly project status reports including budget and schedule summaries and details.

  17. Issuance of notices on project activities that may impact operations of the facilities.

  18.  Prepare and distribute all technology systems related project correspondence



Our Acoustical services include:

  • Architectural Acoustics

  • Mechanical Noise & Vibration Control

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Environmental Analyses

  • Performing Arts Acoustics

  • Community & Industrial Noise Control

  • Open Plan Offices

  • Environmental Acoustics Modeling

VR Headset

AV & Multimedia

Our Audiovisual / Multimedia services include:

  • Networked Multimedia

  • Digital Retrieval

  • Distance Learning

  • Network, Command & Emergency Operations Centers

  • User Interface

  • Space Planning

  • Interactive Digital Signage

Holding a Gadget

Information Technology

Our IT Infrastructure and IT Systems services include:

  • Converged Technology Systems

  • Structured Cabling Systems

  • Data Center and Technology Equipment Room Planning

  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting Infrastructure

  • Data Center CFD Analysis

  • Local and Wide Area Network Design

  • Unified Communications

  • Wireless Network Planning and Design

  • Carrier Services Coordination

  • Distributed Antenna System Coordination

  • Server Infrastructure

  • Storage / Storage Area Networks

Security Guard

Physical Security

Our Physical Security services include:

GC Project Manager

“I just finished a large, fast paced project with Cognitive and wanted to share my insight from that experience. James was pleasant to work with. He always had a smile on his face and was able to lighten the mood when needed. He was very knowledgeable and willing to roll up his sleeves to help the team solve any problems that came up. He was a great addition to the team.” 


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