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SLAM wins three CBC Project Team Awards

SLAM won three 2022 CBC Project Team Awards: (l-r) Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) Building in New Haven, CTCharles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT; Upper Quad Phase 3 Project at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT (Photos courtesy: Paul Burk Photography / Sacred Heart University)

GLASTONBURY, CT., May 10, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) has been recognized by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) for three Project Team Awards, winning for outstanding building projects in the healthcare and education markets that exemplify teamwork excellence and best practices by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors, and trades. The CBC Project Team Awards will be presented on June 14, 2022, at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.  The Project Team of the Year will also be announced at the banquet event.

FIRST PLACE AWARD in the Higher Education (Large) category for the new 85,000-square foot, state-of-the-art, Charles F. Dolan School of Business Project at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT (pictured below). SLAM, Gilbane Building Company, and Fairfield University worked cohesively to deliver the project within budget and on time for the fall 2019 opening. Techniques such as Gilbane’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling (AP&S) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) ensured the project remained on schedule and trades were coordinated transparently despite challenges, such as expansive sitework, long-lead custom materials, and a unique curved building frame.

MERIT PLACE AWARD in the Higher Education (Large) category for the Sacred Heart University, Upper Quad Phase 3 Project in Fairfield, CT (pictured below). SLAM, Consigli, and Sacred Heart University collaborated proactively to deliver the final phase of the University’s signature quad marked by a modern interpretation of collegiate gothic architecture and lush outdoor spaces. Utilizing hybrid communication models and maintaining uninterrupted construction, the team achieved a cohesive gathering space to support students for years to come.

MERIT PLACE AWARD in the Senior Living (Large) category for the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center Independent Living (SAIL) Building Project in New Haven, CT (pictured below). The integrated design build team of SLAM and S/L/A/M Construction Services worked with the owner and the entire project team to develop a unique program, efficient design, budget goals, constructability solutions and project logistics that responded to the residential, communal, wellness and clinical needs of Chapel Haven’s aging population. The new Schleifer Adult Independent Living (SAIL) Building, a $17 million-dollar four-story 48,500-square foot, 28-unit facility with 42 beds replaced several older structures to accommodate the needs of Chapel Haven’s community members with autistic spectrum aging.

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About SLAM
SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) is a national multi-disciplinary design firm offering architecture, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, site planning, structural and civil engineering, pre-construction, with construction services offered throughout the New England region.  Our market focus is on education, healthcare, corporate, justice, and sports sectors. Our infinite drive to unlock and solve complex design problems renders creativity in design to enrich lives. SLAM has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Glastonbury, CT, Iowa City, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Providence. Learn more about SLAM at