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Quincy High School Named Green Ribbon School

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Quincy High School, designed by SMMA, is one of 64 schools, and only four in Massachusetts, honored by the U.S. Department of Education with the Green Ribbon School Award. Quincy High School was honored as one of the schools that, according to the USDE, have made “exemplary efforts to reduce...

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EMC Center of Excellence Achieves LEED Gold

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SMMA's design for the EMC Durham Center of Excellence data center, Phases I and II, in Durham, NC has received LEED Commercial Interiors Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. SMMA’s concept and design of the facility achieves multiple advantages for the owner, including...

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Grafton High School Wins CEFPI Project of Distinction Award

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Grafton High School and SMMA were honored with a Project of Distinction award by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International at the association’s northeast regional conference. Opened last September, the school's 187,000-square-foot campus is designed to support a variety of learning...

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Lyceum Fellowship Presented for 'Call for Action'

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“Here and Now: A Call To Action” was the challenge presented to students vying for the 2013 Lyceum Fellowship, which drew entries from students at 15 architecture schools in the U.S. and Canada. Eschewing the normal architectural competition format—presenting a site and asking for design...

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Students Return to Two MA-CHPS Verified Schools

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Two SMMA-designed elementary schools were MA-CHPS Verified over the summer, just in time for students to resume classes. The Center School in Stow earned 42 points, even though verification required only 34 points. Parker Elementary School in Billerica earned 39 points out of the required 34.

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SMMA Signs On to AIA's 2030 Commitment

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SMMA is now listed as a signatory of the American Institute of Architects' 2030 Commitment. This is a growing national initiative that provides a consistent, national framework with simple metrics and a standardized reporting format to help firms evaluate the impact design decisions have on an...

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Hicks, Scott to Present Projects at AIA New England Conference

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SMMA’s design for a rooftop field and parking garage for Worcester Polytechnic Institute will be the opening session of the AIA New England Regional Conference & Design Awards Program on October 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester. At the same event, John Scott of SMMA's Health and Science...

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Gala Celebrates Opening of Schneider Arena

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On the occasion of the first game of the women's hockey team at Providence College, there will be a gala event on the evening of Friday, September 27, to celebrate the grand reopening of Schneider Arena. The extensive new three-story addition to the existing hockey arena, designed by SMMA, included...

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SMMA Wins Providence College Design Competition

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SMMA has been chosen to design the new Business School at Providence College, following a detailed process that included an invited, two-stage competition among seven prominent design firms. The winning SMMA scheme defines an interior Landscape of Learning formed on one side by a repurposed...

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“Cantasia” Is SMMA's Entry to CANstruction 2013

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SMMA participated in CANstruction Boston, an annual charity event wherein A/E/C firms from Greater Boston compete in building sculptures made entirely of canned goods. This year’s CANstruction had a Hollywood theme: “Lights, Camera, Action!”

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