SLAM’s professional studios of designers, engineers, site planners and construction specialists are skilled in discovering interdisciplinary solutions to design challenges, and serve as collaborative resources on every project we undertake.
Many design firms are content to simply create architectural drawings and leave responsibility for the built project to others. SLAM is different. We actively pursue new ways to increase our accountability and advocacy for our clients. We are uniquely positioned to take full responsibility for successful project delivery, supported by an in-house team of construction professionals with proven track records in delivering projects within the established schedule and budget.
As a multi-disciplinary firm, SLAM’s most distinctive product is not simply design but integrated project delivery.
In the News
Iowa State University is planning to construct the $54 million Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building in Ames.
Duquesne University broke ground in March of 2022 on the $60 million College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pittsburgh.
Sacred Heart University broke ground in March of 2021 on a $70 million hockey and skating complex in Fairfield, Conn.
The University of California, Irvine began construction on a $134 million health sciences complex in October of 2020.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities opened the $108.6 million Health Sciences Education Center in September of 2020 in Minneapolis.
The University of Washington broke ground in August of 2020 on the $100 million Health Sciences Education Building in Seattle.
Trinity College’s new Innovation Center, located on the third floor of One Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford, Conn., across from the school’s Liberal Arts Action Lab, is home to the academic/corporate partnership with InfoSys, a Digital Health CT accelerator, and new innovation and entrepreneurship programs for students. The open, flexible floor plan of the Common Area, which is open to all members of the Trinity community, gives occupants the freedom to reconfigure the space however they’d like. Other spaces include technology-enabled team huddle areas; an interactive work café with a variety of seating options, digital display, and writeable surfaces; enclosed meeting spaces; and small design studios.
Rutgers University’s new 110,000-sf, $84 million Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and opened in 2018, provides state-of-the-art teaching suites and labs for concept development, pilot manufacturing, high-bay testing, rapid prototyping, and microfabrication in an interdisciplinary environment that serves students, faculty, and industry. In addition to smart classroom configurations, flexible learning laboratories, and collaborative work space, the building itself serves as a lab and allows for data gathering and hands-on learning. Rutgers’ 2014 strategic plan identified its School of Engineering as central to the university’s growth and success, and this LEED Gold-certified facility represents the first step in a physical master plan that supports both the school and university strategic plans.
The University of Washington is planning to construct the $100 million Health Sciences Education Building in Seattle.
Maker spaces, active learning labs, and multidisciplinary collaboration spaces have become essential elements for educational engineering facilities nationwide, as academic institutions respond to the demands of modern industry. In addition to providing the robust infrastructure and fabrication tools engineering students need to develop practical skills, another important element of these space types is an emphasis on teamwork, entrepreneurship, and commercial viability. This means positioning maker and capstone project spaces in close proximity to meeting rooms, support spaces, and team collaboration zones. High-profile maker spaces also serve to help institutions increase industry partnership opportunities as well as student and faculty recruitment.