September 28, 2017

SLAM Welcomes New Atlanta Corporate/Commercial Practice Leader

Architecture firm optimistic on vibrant Atlanta and regional office market, workplace interiors

The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is pleased to announce and welcome James Puckhaber, as Corporate/Commercial Practice Leader-Atlanta. SLAM brings a pragmatic and collaborative approach to corporate/commercial design that seeks to redefine office space. Puckhaber will lead the effort to create new kinds of office buildings that respond to ever changing tenant demands in our rapidly evolving city and region.

By leveraging Puckhaber’s experience working with owners and developers to design and deliver inspiring, quality office buildings, alongside SLAM’s workplace expertise in creating high-performing work environments, he will also help to expand SLAM’s established Corporate and Commercial Practice nationally.

“James’ extensive background in office buildings, coupled with his ability to effectively lead teams to new heights, will provide an invaluable level of expertise to our firm’s commercial and corporate market sectors in Atlanta,” says Sidney Ward, AIA, Principal and Office Leader, Atlanta Office Director. “He will be integral to the firm’s growth plan by helping elevate our knowledge base and championing our unique vision for inspiring change within this market.”

Puckhaber has 20 years of design, project management, and construction experience in a broad range of building types with a focus on office buildings, and has completed award winning work for high-rise office buildings, cultural institutions, and higher education. Prior to joining SLAM, he served as project manager/commercial office building practice leader for Gensler Atlanta. He has previously held positions with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, LLP, Garrison Siegel Architects of New York, NY, and Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, Austria.

“We are thrilled to have James join our Atlanta-based team,” says Terri L. Frink, IIDA, Principal and Interior Architecture Practice Leader, SLAM. “His depth of experience coupled with SLAM’s corporate architecture and workplace practice further positions us to excel at helping our clients do what they do even better. Together we will achieve extraordinary results.”

“The Atlanta office market is robust,” says Puckhaber. “With a national footprint and a skillful team, SLAM has the vision and creativity to be the go-to shop for innovative office buildings and workplace interiors in Atlanta.”

Throughout his career, Puckhaber has practiced and advocated for design that boldly responds to the changing trends that are shaping the way we live, work and play. He is an active member of the Urban Land Atlanta Institute (ULI) and graduate, class of 2017, from the ULI Center for Leadership. His thought leadership on design trends and work on corporate office spaces has been cited in industry publications, and he enjoys speaking about office buildings at industry events.

Puckhaber holds a Master of Architecture from University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Tech.

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