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Coming to an office building near you – what a breath of fresh air!

Starting off as an architect, my first experience of an office building was an older brick industrial building, with operable windows, located near the river in a mid-sized southern city. I have a vivid memory of working to finish a deadline on a summer evening. - James Puckhaber, AIA 

[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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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.

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Putting People First: Healthy Building Trends

Architects and Interior Designers are constantly pushing themselves to be at the forefront of new ideas and trends in healthy buildings that integrate biophilic design elements – an option that is not a choice today, but a must, as the world and workplace strive to understand and adapt to life amidst a lingering health pandemic. - Kathleen Neama

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Feeling WELL in our buildings

Before I ventured into the architecture and design world, I worked as an Account Manager for a global advertising agency in NYC. The industry is known to be extremely demanding. I worked long hours, late into the night, but I was fresh out of college and didn’t know any better. I also didn’t know that my workplace environment was not conducive to supporting the demands of our work. - Eleana Lynch