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In Remembrance of Bill Maini

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With appreciation for his achievements and sadness on his loss, we share the news of the passing of Bill Maini, a founding partner and former president and chief executive officer of SMMA. Together with Parker Symmes, Bill founded Vappi Symmes and Maini in 1955, at 240 Sidney Street in Cambridge....

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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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First Quarter Catch-Up

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The first quarter of 2017 was a busy one for a number of SMMAers, both in and out of the office. Here is a brief staff-level recap of some of the goings-on of the past few months.

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Four Staff Pass ARE

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Mariana Antelo, Courtney Borelli, Michael Pardek, and Jennifer Soucy recently passed the seventh and final division of the Architect Registration Examination, the last remaining hurdle in their journey toward licensure and becoming registered architects in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Aimee Schefano Boston Architectural College BAC Library Renovation

Schefano Helps BAC Reinvigorate Library

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Aimee Schefano, an interior designer primarily engaged in SMMA's Corporate and Commercial projects, spent the better part of this summer assisting the Boston Architectural College in improving the interior of its Newbury Street library. Aimee received her Master of Interior Design degree from the...

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Associate, Senior Associate, Shareholder Promotions Announced

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Integral to the success of any design firm is the continued personal and professional development of its employees. SMMA is no exception. For their many varied and lasting contributions, the firm is pleased to recognize the latest additions to its Associate, Senior Associate, and Shareholder ranks.

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Meet the Interns

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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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Ahmed Aly Boston Architectural College Thesis Award

Aly's Thesis Honored by BAC

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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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Sarah Long International Interior Design Association IIDA Emerging Leader Award

Long Named IIDANE Emerging Leader of the Year

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Sarah Long, an interior designer in SMMA’s Corporate and Commercial Studio, was recently honored by the New England Chapter of the International Interior Design Association as its Emerging Leader of the Year. Sarah was presented with the honor at the organization’s annual Business Leaders Breakfast...

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