SLAM Hires New Director

Mike Zuba

Glastonbury, CT – Michael “Mike” Zuba, an AICP certified professional planner, will serve as the director of public education master planning for The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM).

Zuba will lead and expand SLAM’s public education master planning practice with an immediate focus on Connecticut and New England, including in the new Providence, R.I. office. The firm’s long-term goals include expansion of public education master planning services nationally. He is based in the firm’s Glastonbury office.

Zuba will augment SLAM’s service offerings with his experience and expertise in city planning, which includes land use planning, public outreach, geographic information systems (GIS) analysis and asset management, demographic modeling, spatial analysis, and zoning analysis.

Zuba brings more than 20 years of experience in school facility planning, having completed more than 20 master plans and long-range facility plans including collaboration with SLAM on Groton Public School and the firm’s current Master Plans for PreK-12 public schools in Waterbury, New Haven, and Stamford.

His background in planning includes the completion of more than 30 redistricting plans and countless enrollment projections for public schools throughout New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.

“This new role reflects the firm’s commitment and longstanding expertise in programming and planning across several of our practices,” says Kemp Morhardt, AIA, NCARB, SLAM principal.  “We are thrilled to offer our clients a broadened scope of firm capabilities under the leadership of a well-regarded professional.”

Zuba holds a Master of Science in environmental science from the University of New Haven. He is a current member of the North American Planning Association (APA) and holds national licensure through the APA’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) as well as public outreach certifications from the National Charette Institute (NCI).

Throughout his career, Zuba has been a presenter and panelist at several American Planning Association (APA) Conferences. He has also presented widely on master planning at AIA Connecticut School Construction Coalition Symposiums.