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Two RI Schools with SMMA Ties Named Blue Ribbon Winners

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SMMA is happy to congratulate our friends at Rhode Island's Archie R. Cole Middle School (East Greenwich) and Francis J. Varieur Elementary School (Pawtucket) on being named among 2015’s National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) Award winners by the U.S. Department of Education.

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SMMA Rendering of Providence College School of Business

Providence College Breaks Ground on New School of Business Building

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Providence College recently took a firm step forward in its mission to educate and inspire the economic and business leaders of tomorrow, breaking ground on the Arthur F. & Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies. The facility marks the latest collaboration between the College and designer...

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New Era of Educational Facility Excellence in Boston Begins

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Yesterday marked a historic day for the City of Boston and the future of its public schools. With the goal of providing the children of our world-class city with world-class educations, Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang kicked off Build BPS, a 10-year Educational and Facilities...

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New Wellesley High School Celebrates Early Opening

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SMMA’s Wellesley High School design team joined town officials, students, faculty and residents to celebrate the opening of Wellesley’s new 280,000-square-foot high school. As class of ’40 and ’41 alumni ceremoniously turned out the lights in the old gymnasium, more than 1400 students walked from...

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Poinelli Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

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Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, a Principal with SMMA, was named to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects 2012 Jury of Fellows. Elevation to Fellowship is an honor awarded to AIA members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession and society on a...

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SMMA Fund College Scholarship Awards Announced

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Congratulations to all of the 2012 SMMA Fund award recipients! The SMMA Fund is a charitable foundation created by the firm to support the communities where SMMA works and fund charitable activities by SMMA employees.

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Poinelli Awarded Certification as Educational Facility Planner

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Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, CEFP, LEED AP BD+C, a Principal with SMMA, has earned professional certification as a Certified Educational Facility Planner. Poinelli is a charter member of the new CEFP program, and one of the first in the nation to be awarded the new designation.

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Five MA Communities Welcome Students to SMMA-Designed Schools

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Designed to provide learning environments where positive socialization can flourish, five schools designed by SMMA opened this week across Massachusetts. Students ranging from kindergartners to high school seniors were welcomed by their teachers into Wellesley High, Grafton High, Tewksbury Memorial...

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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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SMMA Fund Awards Four Scholarships to High Schoolers

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In the spirit of supporting and guiding new talent and the next generation of designers, SMMA created the SMMA Fund. With a substantial portion of our practice dedicated to learning environments—both K-12 and Higher Ed—this is just one of numerous initiatives that allow us to give back to the...

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