The Benefits of Airflow Studies

Andrew Oldeman, PE, CEM, LEED AP

For every project, both architectural and engineering, efficiency is a top priority. For data center clients, airflow studies are an excellent means of achieving maximum efficiency. They provide an accurate evaluation of proposed and actual effectiveness, both during design and post-construction. 

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Transit-Oriented Developments: Defining Convenience

Brian Lawlor, PE, LEED AP BD+C

In this Q&A, SMMA Principal Brian Lawlor shares his thoughts on where he sees the transit-oriented development trend heading in the future, how it’s impacting the Greater Boston Area, and what obstacles developers have to navigate when designing projects of this nature.

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Interior Design Teaming

An Argument for Recognition

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

Currently, 27 states require some form of regulatory licensure for practitioners to legally use the title of “interior designer”—and Massachusetts is not one of them. This contributes to an uneven playing field and creates a number of disadvantages for designers in the Commonwealth.

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SMMA's Life Science Studio

Target-Value Design

A Q&A with SMMA's Life Science Studio on the process and benefits of Target-Value Design (TVD). From budget planning to establishing program requirements, our studio leaders came up with insight and answers about the process of designing to cost.

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