Gresham Smith is the leading design firm for battery plants in North America. Our portfolio includes work with top battery technology companies such as LG Energy Solution as well as automotive industry leaders such as General Motors and Stellantis. We understand the battery manufacturing process—electrode production to cell assembly, formation, module, pack and shipping.

As a full-service A/E firm, we provide a range of services from site evaluation and selection to design, construction administration and commissioning. We also bring the communication skills  and technical expertise needed to manage a global team.

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Top Considerations in Lithium-ion Battery Plant Design

As battery technology advances and evolves, there are unique design and construction considerations for large-scale battery manufacturing plants. We share our insights with Battery Technology.

A Lean Approach to Plant Design

Interested in eliminating waste and increasing collaboration? Learn more about our lean approach using Integrated Project Delivery in Industry Week.


Tools for Success: Servicing International Clients

To navigate the growing electric vehicle and battery manufacturing industry, you need to be able to manage a global team across time zones, disciplines and languages. Learn how from Project Executive Alex Kim.

How to Approach Site Selection for Battery Plants

Over the last year, we’ve evaluated over 88,000 acres of sites for potential electric vehicle battery manufacturing operations. Learn more about our approach.

Our Work With Ultium Cells

When Ultium Cells decided to double its battery production in the United States, they called on a familiar face. After designing Ultium Cells’ first battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio, we were once again selected to design the 2.8 million-square-foot facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, set to open late next year.

Providing Power to a Battery Plant

Our capabilities extend to more than just facility design services. We can also help with the infrastructure surrounding your facility. In Ohio, our utility services team designed a high-voltage overhead power transmission line and substation to power an Ultium Cells facility.

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David Verner RA

Dave Verner, RA, NCARB

Executive Vice President

Sejin Kim, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President

Catherine Noyes

Project Executive

Alex Kim, CGC

Project Executive

Hal Plaag

Senior Project Manager

Rob Whitson P.E.

Rob Whitson, P.E.

Senior Civil Engineer

Careers & Culture

Do you want to work for a company that’s on the leading edge of battery plant design? At Gresham Smith, you will have the opportunity to work on projects across the battery ecosystem that are changing the landscape of the automotive industry and helping usher in a new era of electric vehicles.

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