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Nick Koulbanis Elected AIA-RI VP/President-Elect

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SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis was recently elected to serve the American Institute of Architects’ Rhode Island chapter as Vice President/President-Elect for 2021. Koulbanis, who served on the AIA-RI Board of Directors as Secretary in 2019 and 2020, is a Principal and the Director of the Higher Education...

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SMMA Promotions

SMMA Round-Up 2020: Promotions and Accomplishments

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As 2020 comes to a close, we are proud to announce our latest promotions.

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 Phil Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, was featured in Learning By Design Magazine’s Fall 2020 issue

SMMA’s Phil Poinelli, FAIA, ALEP, featured in Learning By Design Magazine

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Phil Poinelli was featured in Learning By Design Magazine’s Fall 2020 issue for his article, titled, “The Path Forward: Addressing Our Triple Pandemic.” 

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Kelly Papa Promoted to Project Manager

Kelly Papa Promoted to Project Manager

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SMMA's Kelly Papa was recently promoted to Project Manager. Papa, who started as an intern at SMMA in 2014, has become invaluable to the project management team. 

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Aimee Schefano Honored with IIDA New England 2020 Distinguished Merit Award

Aimee Schefano Honored with IIDA New England 2020 Distinguished Merit Award

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Earlier this summer, Aimee Schefano was recognized for her work within IIDA NE and honored with the 2020 Distinguished Merit Award.

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Anthony Jimenez joins Board for ACE Mentor Greater Boston

Anthony Jimenez Joins ACE of Greater Boston’s Board of Directors

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Anthony Jimenez, Associate and Electrical Engineer at SMMA, was recently invited to join ACE of Greater Boston’s Board of Directors.

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Michael Dowhan SMMA Site Designer

Michael Dowhan Inducted into Leadership Rhode Island's 2020 Cohort

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SMMA’s Michael Dowhan, Senior Associate and Senior Landscape Architect, was inducted into the Leadership Rhode Island (LRI) 2020 cohort in January and has since been working to combat the "epidemic of aloneness" in Rhode Island. 

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SMMA's Kristen Olsen Receives ALEP Accredidation

Kristen Olsen Receives ALEP Accredidation

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Kristen Olsen, AIA, MCPPO, recently earned her Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a credential certifying her expertise as an educational facility planner.

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SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis Featured on Bartholomewtown Podcast

SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis Featured on Bartholomewtown Podcast

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Earlier this month, SMMA’s Nick Koulbanis, Director of Higher Education Studio, sat down with Providence’s Bill Bartholomew, musician, reporter, and talk radio host on the esteemed Bartholomewtown: RI podcast.

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SMMA won Most Cans at the 2019 Boston Canstruction Awards Night.

Around the World with SMMA

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This year's Canstruction theme, Around the World, provided a particularly fun and exciting challenge for SMMA. The result: SMMA used a whopping 9,386 cans for an immersive globe structure, earning the award for Most Cans at the Canstruction Boston Awards and Celebration Night.

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