SLAM Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio expands to Denver

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As part of its strategic plan to develop the integrated practice in nine offices, the Collaborative S/L/A/M (SLAM)a national multidisciplinary design firm, has expanded its SLAM Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio (LA&P) to 1900 Grant Street, Denver. This location is part of a recent acquisition of five CBRE | Hey architectural design studios, focused on healthcare, sports facilities and justice, adding to SLAM’s existing expertise in education, business, healthcare and sports/recreation.

The SLAM LA&P studio supports the firm’s national practice and brings the expertise, diverse portfolio and versatile skills of Jessica Petro, PLA, ASLA, Associate Landscape Architect and Project Manager, with support from Adam Loughrey’s team to launch the new studio. Our integrated practice and culture facilitate the transition and growth of our community of professionals.

Joining a group of talented designers focused on the healthcare and corporate markets, Jessica will increase these markets, as well as the practice offering, bringing 15 years of landscape architecture experience and expertise in the education sectors. higher education and independent education. His work in landscape architecture is notable for his leadership skills and thoughtful sensitivity to contextual site design and sustainability, with a specialization in native plant design and xeriscaping. Under his leadership, clients will benefit from his expertise in site programming and planning, feasibility studies, complex handling of regulatory approvals, and management of the design process at every stage of construction, from initial planning and from conceptual design to construction documentation, tendering and construction administration.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Architecture and Landscape Planning from the University of Connecticut, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Flagler College, and an Associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute. of Technology. His work has recently won notable honor and achievement awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in several states. She is also a member of the following organizations: ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), SCUP (Society for College and University Planning), CPTA (Connecticut Protective Tree Association) and is a recent member of the Denver Downtown Partnership.

Daniel Granniss, Director of SLAM and Head of LA&P Studio, said, “I am thrilled with Jessica’s energy in leading this geographic expansion. His and Adam’s expertise in various markets will result in a dynamic and astute contribution to SLAM’s growth strategy. I am confident that they will continue our passion for delivering inspiring projects directly related to a client’s mission and programmatic needs. »

The landscape architecture and planning studio focuses on innovative design and comprehensive master planning services with extensive experience in dealing with regulatory approvals, which build long-lasting and often legacy partnerships with clients, through a base of resilience, well-being, sustainable architecture and smart growth. in their work. Notable Studio projects include a nearly 20-year partnership with Providence College that forged the Campus transformation plan; the delivery and installation of a Campus Master Plan in support of Sacred Heart University’s aggressive growth plan; and over 20 years of experience transforming the campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Emory University, and other institutions across the country.

SLAM Denver Director Russ Sedmak, RA says, “From the first day we joined the SLAM family, we were impressed with how our cultures aligned and shared a mutual enthusiasm for positive future growth. . This is a great example of SLAM’s commitment to strategic growth and its ability to capitalize on a great opportunity. We look forward to Jessica and Adam making an impact on future projects in the state and nationally.

SLAM has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Glastonbury, CT, Iowa City, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Philadelphia.

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