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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 designs new facility for Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., December 7, 2021 SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) is proud to announce the recent completion of the 180,000-square feet, six-story facility for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

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Barrier-free restrooms for Pre-K to secondary schools

The learning environment for Pre-K through secondary school students is rapidly evolving and creating developmental opportunities across instructional and break-out spaces, including a focus and sensitivity toward correctly sizing barrier-free restrooms for various aged students. - Kathy Bell and Kristen Furtak

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SLAM education practice welcomes a spectrum of architects

GLASTONBURY, CT, November 23, 2021 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) welcomes the addition of James “Jim” Hoagland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Cole Peterson, RA, NCARB, and Victoria Fagan, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Associate, to the firm’s education practice, supporting the Pre-K through higher education facilities, with an immediate focus in Connecticut and New England, and our growth in Rhode Island.