The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is pleased to announce Monika Avery, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, BD+C and Will Stelten, AIA as principals of SLAM’s Glastonbury and Atlanta offices respectively.
Monika Avery is a NCIDQ and LEED certified professional with more than 18 years of experience as an interior designer. As the Practice Leader for the firm’s Interior Architecture Studio, she specializes in the Corporate Workplace and Higher Education markets and has extensive experience in project programming, planning, design development, client management, and business development. In the Corporate market, Monika has led the design of many major projects including The Hartford’s “CT on the Move” and Pfizer’s “Workplace of the Future”. Her Higher Education design project clients have included MIT, Providence College, and Cornell University. Monika has been appointed to a two-year term as Connecticut’s delegate to the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, having previously served as chapter president and member of the Board of Directors. Monika is a member of the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) where she has served as the VP of City Centers. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, Monika has also taught interior architecture as an adjunct professor at Paier College of Art and at the University of Hartford.
Will Stelten is a highly talented design architect with more than 24 years of professional experience specializing in the firm’s Higher Education and Independent Education markets. He is particularly adept at designing buildings that are comfortable and compatible in the context of their settings while, at the same time, expressing their own unique program and architectural character. Will led the design on two projects which each received 2016 AIA Georgia Awards of Merit for design excellence—Clayton State University Lakeview Science and Discovery Center and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Will’s experience also includes work for such higher education clients as Emory University and Georgia Regents University as well as independent school campuses, including Marist School, which received a 2016 Outstanding Design Award from American School and University magazine. Will is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and has co-authored an article featured on the cover of the May/June 2016 issue of Laboratory Design on University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s new Strong Hall Science Laboratory Facility. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Virginia, Will’s projects have also been featured in Architect and University Business magazines.