Glastonbury, CT – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) recently welcomed Richard A. Sears, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, as project manager in the Healthcare Studio. He brings more than 20 years of experience as an architect, responsible for the planning, design, and construction of complex building types, especially hospitals and outpatient facilities.
Prior to joining SLAM, he served as a senior project manager for Baystate Health a 1,000+ bed system in Western Mass. While there, he completed projects for The Baystate Children’s Hospital, BH Regional Oncology Program, and the $25 million surgery center at Franklin Medical Center.
Most recently he was engaged by the BMC facility masterplan and the planning and design of 80,000sf to include 16 operating and eight interventional procedure rooms.
Sears is a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society and the Board of Directors, Connecticut Building Congress. He is recognized for his expertise in the design of surgical, pediatric, acute care and ambulatory healthcare projects.
“Richard’s extensive background in healthcare, coupled with his ability to effectively manage complex projects and lead teams to success, will expand our expertise in the healthcare sectors nationwide,” says David Neal, AIA, principal, SLAM.