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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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Cole Named Verified High-Performance School

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The Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island was one of two Ocean State schools to be recognized as "Verified High-Performance Schools," as designated by the Northeast Collaborative for High-Performance Schools and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Pitkin Speaks at EdSpaces in San Antonio

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SMMA’s Alex Pitkin, the firm’s Director of Institutional Practice, spoke at EdSpaces, sponsored by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, held December 4 to 6 in San Antonio. Pitkin spoke on “Designing for a Career-Oriented Future.” The session highlighted ways in which high schools...

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Voters Approve Winchester High School Renovation

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On Tuesday, voters in Winchester overwhelmingly approved a debt exclusion to pay for a $130 million overhaul of Winchester High School designed by SMMA. The measure passed by 68%, with 5900 yes votes and 2402 no votes. Fifty-one percent of registered voters cast ballots in the election.

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K-12 Studio News & Notes

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SMMA’s K-12 Studio ended 2013 by gaining the support of several Massachusetts communities for new and renovated school projects. The Wellesley Special Town Meeting (STM) overwhelmingly supported the proposal to renovate two elementary schools – Fiske and Schofield. In addition, the town approved...

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ACE Mentor Program Encourages Future Architects, Designers

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The ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Cambridge and Boston Mentor Program recently wrapped up another successful year of teaching and, ideally, instilling passion for design and building in talented high school students. The group of nine from the Community Charter School of Cambridge...

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Poinelli Recieves CEFPI Award

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SMMA’s Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, CEFP, LEED AP, was recently honored with a Service of Distinction Award by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, at the organization’s annual Northeast Regional Conference.

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Six Students Awarded SMMA Scholarships

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Six outstanding Boston area high school students pursuing studies in architecture, engineering, and related disciplines have been awarded scholarships from the SMMA Fund. SMMA architect Kate Jessup presented a $1,500 scholarship to Brianna Maggio of Lynn Classical High School. The Fund was...

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Poinelli Named to CEFPI Board of Directors

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SMMA's Philip J. Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, has been appointed to the International Board of Directors of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International. An active member since 2007, Phil’s previous roles in the organization have included Vice President of the Northeast Region, Regional...

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