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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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Navigating a Successful Summer Internship at SLAM

I am Rebecca Kravec, a rising fifth-year architecture student at Auburn University, entering my final summer of architecture undergraduate school. I consider the internship a critical part of my educational experience.  Having previously completed two internships, I knew some of the qualities that I was looking for in an architecture firm. At Auburn’s architecture career fair, I discovered that SLAM had all these qualities, making them a great fit for me!

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Consider the future of the workplace from the employee perspective

To think beyond the safe, coordinated and mandated guidelines that businesses across the nation will adhere to when returning to the workplace, as interior architects/designers, we are discovering there is one critical component missing: engaging employees on how they envision their future workplace. - Cynthia Martinez

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Architect to CM. . .Going to the Dark Side

The thought of working on the contractor side of the industry wasn’t something new to me.  Earlier on in my career, I had investigated other opportunities where I could use my architectural knowledge and experience, outside of design, in roles such as owner’s rep, Construction Management (CM), facilities, but couldn’t make that jump.  - Matt Ciaglo

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Healthy Habits Earn SLAM Healthy Workplace Employer

SLAM has been recognized as an award-winning Healthy Workplace Employer for past two consecutive years, a longstanding goal of mine and the firms. - Tracy Herzer

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SLAM enters IIDA fashion show in haute "archtectural" couture

Look at any project we’ve completed, and you’ll see that employees at SLAM are a collaborative bunch – it’s literally in our name. But our knack for collaboration extends beyond the typical project-based team. - Emily Leyland

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Holidays with the SLAMily

So, I ask myself, ‘how much do people care about workplace traditions at the holidays’? For me, it’s a lot. - Marie Bonelli