Don Crowe, Jr., AIA, Principal and Corporate Market Sector Leader of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM)* recently served as a jury member for the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut Association 2016 Business Architecture Awards alongside Lucy Diaz of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology; and Karen Lika of CPG Architects. The AIA CT Business Architecture Award program acknowledges projects that enhance the built environment and achieve business goals, such as growth, branding identity, or future positioning.
Mr. Crowe has over 30 years of experience in all phases of programming/planning, design, and client and team leadership experience in SLAM’s corporate market sector. Since joining the firm, his experience includes several new headquarters projects and major corporate renovation efforts. As Principal-in-Charge, Mr. Crowe frequently oversees the design team as well as the development of architectural drawings and CADD implementation. He is well-versed in all phases of the design process, from initial programming and planning operational assessments and schematic design through construction administration. He has led design projects for notable Connecticut and international companies such as The Hartford, United Illuminating, United Technologies Corporation, Eversource, Pfizer, and BELIMO.
“Understanding our clients’ needs is crucial, particularly as it relates to operational efficiency and financial exposure,” says Mr. Crowe. “The AIA Business Architecture Award epitomizes what SLAM’s design process is all about—helping our clients envision an environment that will accommodate future growth and change, while fulfilling goals and aspirations they may have just begun to identify.”
In 2014, SLAM won the AIA CT Business Architecture Award for its programming/planning and design of BELIMO Americas’ new 195,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Danbury of which Mr. Crowe served as Principal-in-Charge.