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We have an infinite drive to solve complex architectural design problems. But problems are best solved when we listen before we lead. We are built around the exact services our clients need to take a project from concept to completion and do it beautifully.

Getting there is a journey of inquisitive discovery, an immersive process that delivers meaningful places and measurable outcomes. Our designers engage in critical design dialogue to harvest the best ideas that translate into our clients’ reality.  Our clients are continuously evolving and together we approach each opportunity by confronting the greatest challenges, finding the greatest inspiration, and discovering transformative solutions where creativity in architectural design enriches lives.



Check out some samples of our work below.

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University of Notre Dame
Campus Crossroads Project
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BELIMO Americas
North American Headquarters
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St. Timothy’s School
The Gerry Sisters Five Arts and Student Center
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Hathaway Dinwiddie / HED / SLAM begin construction on UC Irvine’s new College of Health Sciences Complex

November 10, 2020, Irvine, Calif. -- Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, architecture and engineering firm HED, and architecture firm The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announce that construction is under way on a landmark, nine-acre health sciences complex at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), that promises to be a national showcase for integrative health patient care, training and research. Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company is an ENR top-ranking design builder.

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Home Game: The “New Normal” for Sports

I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects in the SLAM Atlanta sports studio. Many of these projects consist of transforming underused spaces and redesigning them to fit new programs. These projects are unique and complex, requiring careful decisions to ensure a successful design outcome. – Darral Tate

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SLAM names five new principals

GLASTONBURY, Conn., October 20, 2020The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has recently named five new principals located in our Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Iowa City, IA, Orlando, FL, and Philadelphia, PA offices.  On March 6, 2020, SLAM completed the acquisition of five CBRE I Heery architectural design practices focused on healthcare, sports facilities and justice, adding to the firms existing education, corporate, healthcare and sports/recreation practices. These five new Principals, and approximately 70 Heery employees, joined SLAM’s team of 210 professionals. 


We’re always on the lookout for talent in our areas of expertise. Check out some of our current openings below.

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