The S/L/A/M Collaborative announces four new STEM projects

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The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. architects (SLAM) was recently awarded multiple STEM-related ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects at Providence College, University of Mary Washington, Misericordia University, and Sacred Heart University.

“SLAM’s portfolio and history with higher education, especially in STEM-related projects is long,” said, SLAM president, Robert F. Pulito, AIA. “We are acutely aware that how we teach and learn about science and technology in this country is critical to our success. We are continually building on our institutional knowledge and seeking innovative ways to help support the learning process.”

“Our experiences, combined with a significant data-bank of benchmarking information, forward-thinking design, continual training, and outcomes-based processes are what fuel our success,” said SLAM’s managing principal of the Boston office, Richard A. Polvino, AIA, LEED AP.

Sacred Heart University: SLAM is designing a new 115,000-SF building for the College of Health Professions and 300-car parking garage at this Fairfield, Connecticut university. The spaces will include clinical/skills labs, a simulation suite, theater-style learning classrooms, a dining hall and supporting classrooms/offices.

University of Mary Washington: In association with Commonwealth Architects, SLAM is designing a 40,000-SF addition and 20,000-SF of renovation to the four-story Jepson Science Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Programs in this building include Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physics.

Misericordia University: Through continued involvement with Learning Spaces Collaboratory (formerly PKAL), SLAM was approached by this Dallas, Pennsylvania university regarding a space planning project for the Hafey McCormick Science Facility. SLAM was awarded the project and are completing a space assessment that will help the University provide adequate, flexible space to accommodate existing programs and allow for future growth in the Sciences.

Providence College: SLAM was asked by this Rhode Island college to conduct a space utilization and needs assessment of their Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Psychology Departments. The Science Program is currently within three-adjoining existing buildings from different eras totaling 64,000-NSF. The scope of work includes departmental / end-user needs assessment, program and verification, existing condition building analysis as well as reviewing opportunities for new student gathering / common spaces for informal learning, enhanced building identity within the campus, and to provide a more pronounced entry point to the building complex.

About The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.

The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc. is a fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary architecture firm with offices in Connecticut, Atlanta, Boston and Syracuse. One hundred and fifty people strong, SLAM offers architecture, planning, interior design, landscape and site planning, structural engineering, construction services, and is qualified to take responsibility for building projects from design through construction. With a growing roster of national and international projects, SLAM focuses on designing buildings that help our clients fulfill their missions to teach, heal and discover. SLAM’s education work is diverse and comprehensive and includes expertise in science teaching and research facilities and professional schools for the health sciences. Building Design & Construction Magazine recently ranked SLAM in the top 20 nationally for volume of higher education work. For more information visit