December 18, 2018

SLAM Promotes Seven to Associate

The S/L/A/M Collaborative is pleased to announce the following team members have been promoted to Associate: Nick Campanelli, PLA, ASLA, Kristen A. Furtak, Amanda Hastings, NCIBQ, IIDA, Karen Glass Parzych, AIA, NCARB, Michael Pritchett, AIA, NCARB, Ellen Santos, LEED GA, and Emily Sperini.

Nick Campanelli, PLA, ASLA, a resident of Vernon, CT joined SLAM in 2012 and is a registered landscape architect providing project management services. He prides himself on delivering high value to new and repeat clients. His portfolio includes several award-winning projects in the education, healthcare and corporate markets and serves as a mentor to SLAM team members. Nick is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

Kristen A. Furtak, a resident of Portland, CT, joined SLAM in 2007 and currently serves as a programmer/planner for the public and higher education markets. Kristen works with clients in the early stages of design and is a resource for programming spaces from classrooms to residential halls. Her recent clients include Sacred Heart University, University of Notre Dame and Westport YMCA. Kristen has been a member of the Society for College and University Planning since 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Amanda Hastings, NCIDQ, IIDA, a resident of Marlborough, CT, joined SLAM in 2012 and currently serves as interior design lead on numerous public-school projects in Connecticut, most recently East Hampton High School, Weaver High School, and Nonnewaug High School. She also has completed work on higher education projects in Connecticut, including CCSU, ECSU and Fairfield University. Amanda serves as a Committee Chair for the local chapter of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and assists in the annual IIDA gift drive for Covent to Care, providing gifts to foster children throughout Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Paier College of Art and an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts/Art from Greenfield Community College.

Karen Glass Parzych, AIA, NCARB, a resident of West Hartford, CT, joined SLAM in 2013 and is a registered architect, serving as a project architect in the higher education and healthcare markets. Karen specializes in research laboratories, inter-professional immersive simulation suites, interactive instruction classrooms, emergency rooms, and surgical suites. Karen is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, CANstruction team leader, Perkins Grant Advisory Board Member, Rocky Hill High School, and Building Committee Member, Calvary Fellowship Church. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Michael Pritchett, AIA, NCARB, a resident of East Hartford, CT, joined SLAM in 2016 and is a registered architect, serving as a senior project manager for the healthcare market, having worked with several healthcare systems in Massachusetts, Maine and Texas over his career. He brings more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of project and program management, including space planning, facilities and property management, business development, operations, and administration. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University.

Ellen Santos, LEED GA, a resident of Windsor, CT, rejoined SLAM in 2014 and serves as a job captain on projects in the education and healthcare markets. Ellen’s positive communications style and strong problem-solving skills makes her a successful leader of large project teams, clients and consultants, while ensuring the design intent is successfully implemented. Ellen has developed an expertise in the latest industry technologies resulting in production of high-quality design documentation for clients. She is past president of the Windsor Jaycees and a past mentor of FIRST Windsor Robotics. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.

Emily Sperini, a resident of Malden, MA, joined SLAM in 2014 and serves as a staff architect on projects in the higher education and healthcare markets. Most recently Emily has worked on the Providence College Science Complex addition and renovation, in Providence, RI, as well as the University of Mary Washington Science Center renovations and building addition, in Fredericksburg, VA. These multiphase projects to existing science institutions required academic programs to remain operational during construction, creating complex design challenges. She has worked specifically, coordinating the lab planning and design with the end users. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University.

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