School Design

Philip Poinelli

Thinking Outside the Box

Philip Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP, MCPPO

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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Defining the Heart of the Campus

SMMA Higher Ed Studio

A student center serves as a campus’ heart. It is reflective of the school’s culture, and is a place for students to go day and night, a place for fellowship, for engagement, for gathering...

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Philip Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP, MCPPO

If you’re a parent with a child in school, one of your top priorities is your child’s education, and you strive to make the best decisions for him or her as possible. With so many educational options in this modern era, it can be a bit overwhelming determining how to best meet your child’s...

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Speaking the Language

Philip Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP, MCPPO

Pedagogy. Visioning. Blended Learning. Unless you’re intimately acquainted with the design and planning of new school environments, there’s a good chance you’re unfamiliar with these terms. But if you have a school-age child and want the best for his or her education (and, of course, you do!), it...

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Nurture Through Nature

SMMA K-12 Studio

Educators and designers are in constant search of the perfect learning environment, and outdoor learning spaces are the next educational frontier. Simply “getting back to nature” can be paramount to a child’s creativity, cognition, and overall health.

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