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An Engineer’s Dream Job

When I was a kid, I knew that I was destined to be a structural engineer.  I was the one kid on my block with the largest Lego set who enjoyed building structures out of them and determining best ways to construct them. In high school, during one of my physics classes, the teacher taught us that a truss is an assembly of beams that creates a strong rigid structure. - Robert Zygmunt

[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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Greener Tools for Better Designs

I grew up around handsaws and hammers, two-by-fours and plywood, saw dust and the fresh scent of clear pine.  Thirty years later, I am an architect and design thinker at SLAM advocating for mass timber structural solutions, in part, because my grandfather was a woodworker, lumberjack, and union carpenter.  – Tim Applebee

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The Magic of Paper and Pen

As an architect working for institutional clients comprised of large groups or committees, I see a resurgence that is much needed, fresh, and human. It has nothing to do with PowerPoint, Videos, Webinars or Skype. Quite the opposite.  It’s about paper and pen, a growing relic of modern society. - Neil Martin

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ASHE Vista Award Recognizes LEAN Approach to Keeping UMass Memorial MC2020 on Track

It’s always a great honor to receive an industry award, but receiving the ASHE Vista Award affirmed that the team’s LEAN approach enabled UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) Executive Leadership to realize their goal to be “The Best Place to Give Care, The Best Place to Get Care.”