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Interior Design Teaming

An Argument for Recognition

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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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Architecting Altruism

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Volunteering with the Open Architecture Collaborative has allowed Mike Kyes to experience firsthand the profound and deeply personal impact of humanitarian design projects. In this Q&A, he shares some of those experiences and affirms his belief in the power of architecture to positively impact...

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Philip Poinelli

Thinking Outside the Box

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SMMA’s Phil Poinelli recently sat down with The Huffington Post to discuss the firm’s successful integration of a center for senior citizens into the design of Swampscott High School. That interview is transcribed as follows.

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Landscape of Hope

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The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission recently held an open design competition for a planned memorial on Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired, Ahmed Aly utilized his rendering and conceptual abilities to create a submission that he entitled “Landscape of Hope.” 

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Living for the City

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The appeal of urban life in a modern context continues to grow stronger by the day. Trendy mixed-use developments have highlighted the fact that any area can be “up and coming,” if the right amenities and conveniences are planned into the project. This is driving more developers to think about how...

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