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For a few months every year, SMMA affords a select number of students—all aspiring architects and engineers—the opportunity to bring the knowledge and design skills they've acquired throughout their studies to bear on real-world commissions. Our interns gain hands-on studio experience, becoming...
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SMMA is pleased to congratulate Ahmed Aly, Senior Designer, upon being conferred a Master of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College, and for receiving both an Architecture Thesis Commendation and the Edwin T. Steffian Centennial Thesis Award. The latter recognizes the Class of...
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In 1985, inspired by a lifelong love of travel and a commitment to philanthropy, SMMA founder Jon McKee established the Lyceum Fellowship, a non-profit organization that, in its own words, “seeks to establish a dialogue through design among schools of architecture.” Each year, the Fellowship holds...
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SMMA recently hosted a comprehensive studio design critique for graduate students from Roger Williams University, capitalizing on an opportunity to support aspiring architects and encourage the next generation of design talent.
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We are happy to announce that our Bancroft Elementary School project was selected as a People’s Choice Award winner—for Favorite Space to Study—in this year’s AIA New England Design Awards. The design of the 99,000-square-foot school recalls the traditional New England-style architecture of the...
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Swampscott High School is a project that stands out in SMMA’s portfolio of successful K-12 designs—it incorporates numerous elements of sustainable thinking, takes advantage of existing natural site features, and blends contextually into the cultural fabric of the Town. It was also completed nearly...
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SMMA is happy to congratulate our friends at Rhode Island's Archie R. Cole Middle School (East Greenwich) and Francis J. Varieur Elementary School (Pawtucket) on being named among 2015’s National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) Award winners by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Providence College recently took a firm step forward in its mission to educate and inspire the economic and business leaders of tomorrow, breaking ground on the Arthur F. & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies. The facility marks the latest collaboration between the College and designer...
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Yesterday marked a historic day for the City of Boston and the future of its public schools. With the goal of providing the children of our world-class city with world-class educations, Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang kicked off Build BPS, a 10-year Educational and Facilities...
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SMMA’s Wellesley High School design team joined town officials, students, faculty and residents to celebrate the opening of Wellesley’s new 280,000-square-foot high school. As class of ’40 and ’41 alumni ceremoniously turned out the lights in the old gymnasium, more than 1400 students walked from...

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