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First look at new Torrington Middle School and High School

GLASTONBURY, CT, May 17, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative), architect, working in partnership with Torrington Public Schools (TPS), the City of Torrington, owner representative Construction Solutions Group (CSG) of East Hartford, and construction manager O&G Industries, are expected to break ground this summer on one of the largest and transformative building initiatives in Torrington’s recent history. Today, the team unveils to the community at large, the future Torrington Middle School and High School. The building’s exterior design features a modern curtainwall infusing abundant natural light and a brick façade that harkens back to the region’s rich beginnings as industrial leaders. The interior spaces will foster hands-on learning, creating, and discovering that will pave the way for a prepared workforce or students of higher education.

[DT logo] Creativity in Design to Enrich Lives

The Design Thinkers Blog presents the diverse viewpoints of our team members. We hope you enjoy their perspective and ideas on all the things that inspire and excite them.  We are SLAM!

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First look at new Torrington Middle School and High School

GLASTONBURY, CT, May 17, 2022 – SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative), architect, working in partnership with Torrington Public Schools (TPS), the City of Torrington, owner representative Construction Solutions Group (CSG) of East Hartford, and construction manager O&G Industries, are expected to break ground this summer on one of the largest and transformative building initiatives in Torrington’s recent history. Today, the team unveils to the community at large, the future Torrington Middle School and High School. The building’s exterior design features a modern curtainwall infusing abundant natural light and a brick façade that harkens back to the region’s rich beginnings as industrial leaders. The interior spaces will foster hands-on learning, creating, and discovering that will pave the way for a prepared workforce or students of higher education.

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Working Wellness into School Facilities: 4 Trends

Given the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and already palpable environmental changes from global warming, it’s no wonder that independent schools are increasingly embracing wellness and sustainability on their campuses. Schools are considering programs and spaces that help prepare students for a future that prioritizes a holistic approach to healthy life choices. - Tracy Herzer

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SLAM wins three CBC Project Team Awards

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. 

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High-Tech, High-Efficiency

The hybrid operating room remains one of the most utilized spaces in hospitals. This advanced operating suite combines the surgical services of a traditional OR with the added support of an image guided fluoroscopic unit. This room unites a multidisciplinary group of clinicians who work in unison and provide an advanced service to their patients’ needs. - Rob Torres, AIA

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SLAM and Perkins&Will unveil community healthcare hub in suburban mall

(Rochester, N.Y) – Architect of record SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative), along with project partner and design architect Perkins&Will, unveil plans for the new University of Rochester Orthopaedics & Physical Performance Center. Phase one of the outpatient campus will be located in a former Sears retail space at the Marketplace Mall in Henrietta, New York. Once complete, it will be one of the largest outpatient orthopaedics facilities in the Northeast.

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SLAM Construction Services receives 2021 DBIA New England Award

GLASTONBURY, CT – March 9, 2022 — S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) received the Design-Build Institute of America New England Region (DBIA NE) Gold Award for the design and construction of the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center SAIL building project, located in New Haven, Connecticut. SLAM CS accepted the award at the 2021 Design-Build Project Awards Banquet held on March 3, 2022, at the Sheraton Framingham, Massachusetts.