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SLAM Leader Recognized

Congratulations to SLAM Principal, Cathie Ellithorpe, AIA, for receiving the Professional Women in Construction 2021 Woman of Achievement Award.  Please go to link below to learn more about her professional achievements and contributions to the A/E/C industry.



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SLAM is an architecture firm with integrated construction services, landscape architecture, structural engineering, and interior design. We have an infinite drive to unlock and solve complex design problems. We strive to design exceptional places that inspire the people who inhabit them. Our design thinkers have a never-ending flow of ideas and energy across our offices in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Glastonbury, CT, Iowa City, IA, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Orlando, FL and Philadelphia, PA. In short, we’re built around the exact services our clients need to take a building project from concept to completion, and to do it beautifully.

Our clients make the world a better place. At SLAM we create the places that make them smarter and more successful. 

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SLAM promotes leader to Principal

Glastonbury, CT., January 27, 2021 – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine “Cathie” J. Ellithorpe, AIA to Principal.  Cathie, based in the firm’s Glastonbury, Connecticut office, joined SLAM in 1994, and has developed an expertise in the public education and corporate sectors.  A member of the Professional Women in Construction, Connecticut Chapter, Cathie has recently received the 2021 Woman of Achievement Award.




Labor & Material Analysis – Q4 2020

Hello 2021!

Q4 of 2020 followed a similar trend as the previous quarter.

Construction recovery continues and unemployment has dropped.…



SLAM promotes seven to associate principal

Glastonbury, CT., January 12, 2021 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) is pleased to announce the following team members have been promoted to associate principal: Linda Bennet, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Tracy Caisse, AIA, NCARB, Douglas Infelt, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Amy Samuelson, AIA, LEEP AP, Todd Schaefer, Gordon Smith, AIA, and Robert Zygmunt, PE. SECB, LEED AP.