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Breaking the Mold in Traditional Law Firm Design

It’s time to examine the law firm of the future. Today’s law firm is a quickly evolving landscape striving to catch up with the changing workplace practices that may become permanent. -Monika Avery

[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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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 a 2022 Palladio Award winner

SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) has earned the prestigious Palladio Award in the New Design and Construction – more than 30,000 sq. ft. category for the Thomas and Donna May College for Arts & Sciences at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. This award builds on SLAM’s long history in the preservation of classical architecture across numerous academic campuses nationwide.

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Next Frontier of Prefabrication

A convergence of technology, manufacturing, modular design, and prefabrication is rendering creative solutions that highlight the use of parametric software as the next frontier in rapid outpatient facility deployment. – Keith Fine, AIA and Patricia Betzhold

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Colorado hospitals reinvent outdoor healing environments

For more than a decade, health care organizations have reinvented themselves as places of healing, health and wellness as opposed to traditional clinical institutions. In that same timeframe, we have recognized the benefits of healthy buildings for not only Colorado communities at large, but for their occupants. - Russ Sedmak

 

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Integrated design team achieves dream project

Design Thinkers’ editor, Marie Bonelli, sat down with the Ox Ridge Elementary School project team—Amanda Hastings, interior designer, Jessica Petro, landscape architect, and Amy Samuelson, project manager, to learn more about their unique expertise and inspirations designed to enhance student learning in new and innovative ways. 

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SLAM Accelerates Design & Construction with Unique 3D Customized Portal Solution

Witness the teamwork between SLAM + KHS&S + Studio and technology that helped to develop this custom wall solution in 3D, in rapid time. Named The Portal—this sculptural architectural design element is positioned at the heart of a newly opened medical outpatient clinic in Playa Vista, California.