by Richard Polvino,
This is an exciting time for the Boston office of The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM). As a nationally ranked architectural firm, with offices in Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York and a recent expansion in California, SLAM is committed to growth.
Celebrating more than 20 years in Boston, this office has won significant business across our healthcare, corporate and education practices over the past few years and we now are offering greater depth and new levels of architecture right here in the Boston area.
Our projects currently include work with the State of Massachusetts – DCAMM on the transformation of the Boston Medical Center Newton Pavilion to Shattuck Hospital in Boston as well as other healthcare clients such as UMass Memorial Medical Center and Steward Healthcare.
The Boston team also continues to service educational clients from top-tier colleges and universities such as MIT, University of Michigan, Providence College, and Stonehill College, as well as K-12 projects for the Massachusetts School Building Authority.
The recent renovation of our office space on the fourth-floor of 250 Summer Street, located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, will accommodate up to 40 team members with many opportunities for innovation and creativity. We’re eager to add new and experienced talent to our existing team of professionals, as part of a firmwide strategy to increase our workforce to between 250 and 300 employees over the coming few years.
A recent merger with Frank Webb Architects (FWA), an award-winning firm located in Los Angeles, California, marks the progression of SLAM’s overall growth strategy to expand its footprint within the healthcare, education, corporate, workplace and sports facilities locally and nationally.
Our vibrant Boston environment offers a modern work space designed as a high-tech flex studio, meeting the work habits and creative needs of a blended team of experienced professionals and next generation talent.
Fellow colleague, Neil Martin, Design Principal, describes SLAM Boston as an “office that combines the best location to work in the city with a studio atmosphere that inspires our designers to innovate and create in meaningful and new ways that will continue to benefit our clients.
The space also features a bright and inviting open loft interior, beautiful views of the channel and downtown, a central shared open work area and café. Unique operable screens are integrated in the design to create office neighborhoods and collaborative zones for spontaneous or planned meetings.
SLAM’s commitment to Boston is showcased through the installation of new artwork selected from the Boston Art, Inc. gallery by local artist Phillip Spinks. His series “New Histories and Recovering Memories” infuses a playful color palette into the studio.
SLAM President Robert Pulito, AIA, is equally excited to share our passion across all SLAM offices for innovation, technology and creativity and a strong culture rooted in delivering long-term value to clients.
We invite you to visit the next time you’re in Boston!
Richard Polvino, AIA, LEED AP, MCPPO is a principal at SLAM Boston.