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Programming & Planning

Our team of design thinkers have an infinite drive to solve complex design problems in new and creative ways.  A force of energy, our team actively listens, probes, talks and plans. We explore, exchange ideas, and iterate solutions with our clients. SLAM’s discovery-driven planning method guides our signature charettes, diving deep with clients and stakeholders. A messy but key phase where shared ideas are unlocked, hurdles are overcome, innovation flows, and the big idea is synthesized.

Drawing on a medley of data-driven benchmarking tools, performance metrics, and human behaviors, we create spaces that allow our clients to thrive, to excel, to lead.



Check out some samples of our work below.

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UMass Memorial Medical Center
University and Memorial Campuses, Renovation and Redesign
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Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
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The Lexington School
Master Plan and Implementation
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Preservation and Adaptive Reuse at the University of Michigan

The university celebrated its culture and encouraged a cultural shift by leveraging a fresh approach to its heritage. 

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Efficient Student Services: Analyzing Movement of Young Learners

Learn how a different approach to design problem solving maximizes student services while decreasing a public school’s gross square footage.

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SLAM and Baylor College of Medicine Reveal Design for the Lillie and Roy Cullen Tower

At 11 floors and over half a million square feet, the new tower will be prominently positioned adjacent to the Texas Medical Center Helix Park in Houston.