Worcester Telegram Features WPI Green Athletic Roof

Just a day after the facility was presented at the AIA New England Regional Conference and Design Awards, the new athletic field atop a parking garage at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, designed by SMMA, was featured in the Sunday, October 6 edition of The Worcester Telegram.

The article describes the project as a "deceptively complex undertaking," and quotes former SMMA architect Robert Hicks about how the team addressed the concerns of the surrounding residential community. The article goes onto say: "Architects from around New England at a conference in the city Saturday absorbed the lessons of the unique project from the main people who made it happen. Alfredo DiMauro, an architect and WPI's assistant vice president for facilities, and Robert Hicks, the project's architect with Cambridge-based SMMA, kicked off the daylong conference at the Hilton Garden Inn with an in-depth look at what it took to bring the $21 million project to fruition in a year."