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Breaking the Mold in Traditional Law Firm Design

It’s time to examine the law firm of the future. Today’s law firm is a quickly evolving landscape striving to catch up with the changing workplace practices that may become permanent. -Monika Avery

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The Design Thinkers Blog presents the diverse viewpoints of our team members. We hope you enjoy their perspective and ideas on all the things that inspire and excite them.  We are SLAM!

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Breaking the Mold in Traditional Law Firm Design

It’s time to examine the law firm of the future. Today’s law firm is a quickly evolving landscape striving to catch up with the changing workplace practices that may become permanent. -Monika Avery

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SLAM names west coast president, east coast chairman

GLASTONBURY, CT, June 1, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) announces today that Gregory “Greg” Coles, AIA, principal, has been named President of the firm and is located in the Los Angeles, California office, and Terri Finucane, IIDA, principal, has been named Chairman of the Board and is located at the headquarters in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  Both outgoing President Robert Pulito, AIA, and Chairman Richard Connell, FAIA, will remain on the board and active in the day-to-day business of serving clients.

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First look at new Torrington Middle School and High School

GLASTONBURY, CT, May 17, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative), architect, working in partnership with Torrington Public Schools (TPS), the City of Torrington, owner representative Construction Solutions Group (CSG) of East Hartford, and construction manager O&G Industries, are expected to break ground this summer on one of the largest and transformative building initiatives in Torrington’s recent history. Today, the team unveils to the community at large, the future Torrington Middle School and High School. The building’s exterior design features a modern curtainwall infusing abundant natural light and a brick façade that harkens back to the region’s rich beginnings as industrial leaders. The interior spaces will foster hands-on learning, creating, and discovering that will pave the way for a prepared workforce or students of higher education.

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Working Wellness into School Facilities: 4 Trends

Given the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and already palpable environmental changes from global warming, it’s no wonder that independent schools are increasingly embracing wellness and sustainability on their campuses. Schools are considering programs and spaces that help prepare students for a future that prioritizes a holistic approach to healthy life choices. - Tracy Herzer

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SLAM wins three CBC Project Team Awards

GLASTONBURY, CT., May 10, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) has been recognized by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) for three Project Team Awards, winning for outstanding building projects in the healthcare and education markets that exemplify teamwork excellence and best practices by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades. The CBC Project Team Awards will be presented on June 14, 2022, at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. 

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SLAM a 2022 Palladio Award winner

SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) has earned the prestigious Palladio Award in the New Design and Construction – more than 30,000 sq. ft. category for the Thomas and Donna May College for Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. This award builds on SLAM’s long history in the preservation of classical architecture across numerous academic campuses nationwide.