Senior Associate / Interior Designer
Amanda Hastings, NCIDQ, IIDA, Senior Associate, joined SLAM in 2012 and with over 15 years of interior design experience serves as the lead interior designer on numerous public-education projects in New England, most recently Winters Elementary School, Weaver High School, and Groton Consolidated Middle School. She also has lead design for multiple higher education projects, including University of Washington, University of Rochester, ECSU and Fairfield University. Her approach focuses on creating a connection with the client, fully understanding their vision/needs and investing in the “why” behind every design decision. She believes the most successful designs have a strong conceptual foundation that integrate the personality of the client with innovative elements to create engaging, inspiring spaces where people will thrive.
Amanda serves as a Committee Chair for the local chapter of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and completed the IIDA Leadership Exploration and Development program in 2020.
“Presentations are something we always want to do in person – but in these challenging times, Amanda’s wonderful presentation style/personality certainly helped her virtually “on screen.” She incorporated real products – even holding samples up to the camera – and drew the client in. I was impressed with the way she told the story of why the interiors evolved as they did and I could see Dr. McWilliams (who grew up in Pawtucket) really embracing the city history that was being used and honored in that philosophy. She was credible as an expert in educational design and showed she is passionate about designing engaging and nurturing spaces for kids and teachers, while being mindful of durability, cost, cleaning, flexibility.”
Cathie Ellithorpe, AIA