October 22nd, 2015

The S/L/A/M Collaborative Represented at AIA CT 2015 School Facility Workshop

On Friday, November 6th, Amy Samuelson, AIA, LEED AP of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) will be a panelist for an educational session titled “Building the Budget” at the 2015 School Facility Workshop: Streamlining the School Construction Process and Building the Budget sponsored by the Connecticut School Construction Coalition. Ms. Samuelson will be alongside Ty Tregallas of Turner Construction and Ron Van Winkle, Town Manager of West Hartford.

The need to build a realistic, encompassing budget for school construction projects is critical. During the session, panelists will discuss essential elements for the planning process including:

  • How to identify total project costs
  • How to develop a complete budget
  • The inclusion of site costs and site selection
  • Planning for a process for hazardous materials
  • Planning for current state requirements
  • Amy Samuelson, a Sr. Associate at SLAM, has been with the firm since 1995 and is a registered Architect in the State of Connecticut. She has several years of experience in various aspects of architecture, including preparation of construction documents and project coordination for education, healthcare, retail, and institutional facilities. Her background includes serving as a Teacher’s Assistant at the School of Architecture and Planning for The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she researched and presented topics of sustainability, embodied energy, indoor ecology, lighting design, HVAC, and Environmental Design.

    With a passion for sustainable design, Amy is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the United States Green Building Council. She also leads The S/L/A/M Collaborative in its AIA 2030 Commitment. Heavily involved in School Security practices, Amy is in line to achieve ASIS certification as a Physical Security Professional, having attended numerous seminars and training programs related to security in public schools. “I am looking forward to helping Connecticut’s school administrators and boards of education start the process to improve their school facilities”, says Amy.

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