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Michael van Hamel Earns ALEP Certification

Van Hamel Earns ALEP Credential

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Michael van Hamel has been certified as an Accredited Learning Environment Planner by an independent commission convened on behalf of the Association for Learning Environments. Michael is the second ALEP at SMMA, making it the only architecture/engineering firm in the Northeast with multiple ALEPs...

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Lorraine Finnegan Philip Poinelli ENR NE AIA CAE Design Juries

Finnegan & Poinelli Appointed to ENR NE & AIA CAE Juries

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Two members of SMMA's K-12 Studio, Lorraine Finnegan and Philip Poinelli, have been selected to serve as judges for Engineering News-Record New England and the American Institute of Architects Committee of Architecture for Education, respectively.

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Andover Bancroft A4LE Kirkbride Award

Bancroft Wins Top A4LE Honor

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Andover's Bancroft Elementary School was recognized with the top honor—the Ed Kirkbride Award—at this year's Northeast Regional Conference of the Association for Learning Environments, held March 15-18 in Providence, Rhode Island. 

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BuildBPS 10-Year Educational and Facilities Master Plan

BuildBPS Is Launched

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The first of March marked the official launch of the BuildBPS initiative to transform the educational landscape of Boston Public Schools. A 10-year educational and facilities master plan, BuildBPS is a comprehensive, living document that seeks to guide capital investments for the City and District...

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Andover Bancroft Elementary School MSBA Model

Bancroft Receives MSBA, AS&U Distinctions

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SMMA-designed Bancroft Elementary School in Andover has been selected by the Massachusetts School Building Authority for inclusion in its Model School Program, and was awarded the Elementary School Citation in American School & University magazine's 2016 Architectural Portfolio.

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Brian Black Joins SMMA Symmes Maini McKee Associates Architecture Practice

Brian Black Joins Architecture Practice

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SMMA is pleased to welcome Brian Black, AIA, LEED AP, to its Architecture Practice. While Brian’s background spans a wide range of project and client types—from cultural institutions and government facilities, to laboratories and retail spaces—his immediate responsibilities with SMMA will chiefly...

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NMRHS North Middlesex Regional High School Celebrates Topping Off Ceremony

NMRHS Celebrates Topping-Off

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Young adults in the communities of Ashby, Pepperell, and Townsend are now one step closer to occupying the modern high school they deserve. SMMA-designed North Middlesex Regional High School celebrated its topping-off ceremony on Thursday, a milestone marking the structural completion of the new...

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Finding Ways to Give Back

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SMMA recently capitalized on an ideal opportunity to make good on our pledge to engage Somerville High School students in the process of revitalizing their own educational environment. Project Director Alex Pitkin and the School Building Committee sought a brochure that could be easily distributed...

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Bancroft Wins AIA People's Choice Award

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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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The Project That Keeps On Giving

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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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