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Landscape Architecture

Exceptional planning is like a stone thrown in water; it impacts not only where it lands but everything around it and in between. 

Our Landscape Architecture and Planning Studio is a fully-integrated practice that focuses on innovative design and comprehensive master planning while building lasting partnerships with clients.  Resilience, wellness, sustainable architecture and smart growth are woven into our work.  We pride ourselves in the artful delivery of inspirational projects that are directly tied to the mission and programmatic needs of our clients.  Each unique institution is marked by a distinct sense of place that supports a community, and we work hard to advance and promote that identity. 

Our integrated design process is affirmed time and time again by our national portfolio of award-winning built work.



Check out some samples of our work below.

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Providence College
Campus Transformation
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St. Timothy’s School
The Gerry Sisters Five Arts and Student Center
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Chapel Haven
Residential / Education Facility (REACH)
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Sacred Heart University
Campus Master Plan and Implementation
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SLAM expands master planning services, hires new director

Glastonbury, CT, October 6, 2021 – Michael “Mike” Zuba, an AICP certified professional planner, will serve as the Director of Public Education Master Planning for SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative).  Mike will lead and expand SLAM’s public education master planning practice with an immediate focus on Connecticut and New England, including in our new Providence, Rhode Island office.  The firm’s long-term goals include expansion of public education master planning services nationally. Mike is based in the firm’s Glastonbury, Connecticut office.

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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 design-build team completes lighthouse surgery center

Hartford, Conn. – Jan. 15, 2020 – S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) and the design-build team, joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 35,000-square foot, $26 million Lighthouse Surgery Center at 129 Woodland Street in Hartford.


Daniel Granniss
Principal / Landscape Architect

“Integration of landscape architecture and planning into our services is critical to achieve a sense of arrival, a sense of place, a sense of community, and places of significance. Great planning is like a stone thrown in water it impacts not just where it lands but everything around it and in between.”

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

Landscape Architect
Orlando, FL
Landscape Architect
All Offices
Landscape Architect
Glastonbury, CT