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.
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Genzyme Diagnostics is one of Genzyme's founding divisions originating in Cambridge, MA. With recent growth and acquisition of competitor firms, the Division required a new home within the setting of other Genzyme buildings at their Framingham,...
The Renée Samuels Arts and Technology Center at the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School is a 15,000-sf, two-story addition that provides a new facade for the existing Taub Hall, where an additional 6,000 sf of space has been renovated....
The Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana houses 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, two 250-seat lecture halls, a 136-seat planetarium, 22 offices, and a four-bay greenhouse. The 202,000-gsf Collegiate...
Flexibility is the critical cornerstone to ensure that research facilities will be able to accommodate future changes involving staffing, equipment, and space. Incorporating flexibility into the design of construction projects makes it easier to...
A new outcome-based model for facility planning is revolutionizing the budget and programming process of large capital projects. Instead of making budget decisions based exclusively on the cost of design and construction, the new model places...
Emory University has allocated $521 million to expand and modernize the R.W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center to address a predicted critical shortage of physicians, and to position itself as a national leader among academic medical centers by...
What determines how much a new project should cost? Given the ebb and flow of funding in the university landscape, one architect suggests that the conversation should focus less on the best building for the budget than on the best budget for the...
Needs for laboratory space fluctuate like any real estate product. From generic open labs to increasingly specialized spaces; from interdisciplinary buildings to transdisciplinary collaboratories; from basic research labs to translational...
With a need to consolidate outpatient services and a commitment to the ideals of a "healing environment", Lakeland Regional Healthcare System initiated its first freestanding ambulatory care center as part of a 90-acre "Health Park".
Pfizer's new Clinical Research Unit is a 62,500-sf, three-story research facility that includes clinical space, laboratories, pharmacy, offices, and interactive and support facilities.