K-12

The Project That Keeps On Giving

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Swampscott High School is a project that stands out in SMMA’s portfolio of successful K-12 designs—it incorporates numerous elements of sustainable thinking, takes advantage of existing natural site features, and blends contextually into the cultural fabric of the Town. It was also completed nearly...

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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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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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Quincy High School Design Honored by National School Boards Association

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The National School Boards Association and the American Institute of Architects awarded a citation for design innovation to SMMA for the planning and design of the new Quincy High School. The project will be featured in the Exhibition of School Architecture at the NSBA 72nd Annual Conference and...

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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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Wellesley High School Wins 2012 Outstanding Green School Award

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Wellesley High School won a 2012 Green Difference Award in the Outstanding Green School category during ceremonies held today in Nurses Hall at the Massachusetts State House. SMMA submitted the project on behalf of the Wellesley School Department. The Green Difference Awards are given annually by...

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SMMA Named to BD+C’s Top 25 K-12 Design Firms

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“The demand for high-performing school buildings is constant, and we should see the funding for those projects increase as the economy continues to recover,” says Alex Pitkin, Senior Vice President & Director of Institutional Practice Studios at SMMA. “SMMA has found success focusing our...

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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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Cole Middle School Earns AIA RI Honor Award

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SMMA's design for the Archie R. Cole Middle School was given an Honor Award by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects along with special congressional recognition. The AIA Rhode Island cited the contextual nature of the project and celebrated the Cole Middle School for its...

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