Glenn Gollenberg, AIA, a Principal at The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), was recently appointed to the School Building Projects Advisory Council. As a gubernatorial appointee, Glenn is now a Public Official of the Executive Branch. The School Building Projects Advisory Council is tasked with conducting studies, research, and analysis and making recommendations for improvements to building projects. The Council has cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, education, finance, revenue and bonding.
Glenn became a registered architect in 1982 and joined SLAM in 1994 and is the studio leader for the Education Studio. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for AIA Connecticut and is a former member for the AIA/CT Building and Performance & Regulations Committee. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Additionally, he is certified under the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) program for School Project Designers and Owner’s Project Managers. “I am very honored by Governor Malloy’s decision to appoint me to the Advisory Council as an architect active in the construction of school facilities in Connecticut.” says Glenn. “I hope to be able to assist the Council in understanding the challenges faced by the design community as they look for ways to create solutions and recommendations for improvements to the school design and construction process.”
Glenn’s work in the public education arena covers towns and cities across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Notable projects include the New Haven Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School and the Metropolitan Business Academy in New Haven; Providence Career Academy/Field House in Providence, RI; Waterbury Career Academy in Waterbury, CT; and Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford. He is currently engaged in the redesign of Weaver High School, which has just reached completion of design development.
In recent years, Glenn has participated in the High Performance Schools Initiative for the Connecticut Green Building Council, and contributed to the discussion on school safety through testimony to the Governor’s Commission on Sandy Hook. Glenn is active in many local community efforts and sponsorships including the Hartford Job Fair, Caring Neighbor Program and his membership to the Achieve Hartford! Community Engagement Committee.