The ultimate success of any project rests upon the planning that occurs before the first sketch is drawn. We are committed to helping clients quantify their needs and strategic objectives; assess their inventory, technical resources and space options; and examine financial and programmatic elements.

"If you don't know where you're going, you could

end up somewhere else."

Yogi Berra

SLAM is a pioneer in "Outcomes-Based Planning & Programming" - an innovative process which estimates the value of highly complex outcomes (e.g. attracting/retaining qualified staff; increasing funding; enhancing national reputation) during the early phases of a project, when the budget must be developed.

Using life-cycle value analysis to quantify project outcomes in pre-design enables our clients to achieve a balanced understanding of multilevel needs; make informed decisions on resource allocation; and prevents an overly narrow focus on construction costs.