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Programming & Planning

Our team of design thinkers have an infinite drive to solve complex design problems in new and creative ways.  A force of energy, our team actively listens, probes, talks and plans. We explore, exchange ideas, and iterate solutions with our clients. SLAM’s discovery-driven planning method guides our signature charettes, diving deep with clients and stakeholders. A messy but key phase where shared ideas are unlocked, hurdles are overcome, innovation flows, and the big idea is synthesized.

Drawing on a medley of data-driven benchmarking tools, performance metrics, and human behaviors, we create spaces that allow our clients to thrive, to excel, to lead.



Check out some samples of our work below.

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UMass Memorial Medical Center
University and Memorial Campuses, Renovation and Redesign
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Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
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The Lexington School
Master Plan and Implementation
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SLAM announces new leadership team model for national sports studio

GLASTONBURY, Conn., – September 14, 2021 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) has announced a new leadership team model for the firm’s award-winning sports studio. Marc Clear has been named Sports Practice Leader, Dane Hawthorne has been named Sports Design Leader, Emily Burton will serve as Director of Business Development for Sports + Recreation, and Bobby Carter will continue as the Director of Sport Facilities. Emily and Bobby Carter will support Marc and Dane in the continued growth of the sports market, with an emphasis on building and maintaining client relationships.

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Colorado hospitals reinvent outdoor healing environments

For more than a decade, health care organizations have reinvented themselves as places of healing, health and wellness as opposed to traditional clinical institutions. In that same timeframe, we have recognized the benefits of healthy buildings for not only Colorado communities at large, but for their occupants. - Russ Sedmak


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Commercial Record features Jeff Talka In Person

SLAM Science & Technology Practice Leader, Jeff Talka is featured In Person by Steve Adams of The Commercial Record.