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Landscape Architecture

Exceptional planning is like a stone thrown in water; it impacts not only where it lands but everything around it and in between. 

Our Landscape Architecture and Planning Studio is a fully-integrated practice that focuses on innovative design and comprehensive master planning while building lasting partnerships with clients.  Resilience, wellness, sustainable architecture and smart growth are woven into our work.  We pride ourselves in the artful delivery of inspirational projects that are directly tied to the mission and programmatic needs of our clients.  Each unique institution is marked by a distinct sense of place that supports a community, and we work hard to advance and promote that identity. 

Our integrated design process is affirmed time and time again by our national portfolio of award-winning built work.



Check out some samples of our work below.

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Providence College
Campus Transformation
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St. Timothy’s School
The Gerry Sisters Five Arts and Student Center
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Chapel Haven
Residential / Education Facility (REACH)
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Sacred Heart University
Campus Master Plan and Implementation
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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’s national landscape architecture & planning practice welcomes new talent

GLASTONBURY, CT, February 9, 2022 – The Landscape Architecture and Planning practice of SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) welcomes the addition of Cynthia “Cyndy” Reynolds, ASLA, landscape architect, Keith Whipple, PLA, landscape practice leader – Orlando, and Henry Withers, ASLA, senior landscape architect, to the firm, supporting national initiatives for the education, healthcare, corporate, sports and justice practices. 

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Integrated design team achieves dream project

Design Thinkers’ editor, Marie Bonelli, sat down with the Ox Ridge Elementary School project team—Amanda Hastings, interior designer, Jessica Petro, landscape architect, and Amy Samuelson, project manager, to learn more about their unique expertise and inspirations designed to enhance student learning in new and innovative ways. 


Daniel Granniss
Principal / Landscape Architect

“Integration of landscape architecture and planning into our services is critical to achieve a sense of arrival, a sense of place, a sense of community, and places of significance. Great planning is like a stone thrown in water it impacts not just where it lands but everything around it and in between.”

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We’re always on the lookout for talent in our areas of expertise. Check out some of our current openings below.

Landscape Architect
Orlando, FL
Landscape Architect
Glastonbury, CT