Gregory “Greg” Coles, AIA, principal, has been named president of SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) and is located in the Los Angeles, California office, and Terri Finucane, IIDA, principal, has been named chairman of the board and is located at the headquarters in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Both outgoing President Robert Pulito, AIA, and Chairman Richard Connell, FAIA, will remain on the board and active in the day-to-day business of serving clients.
Finucane, the firm’s first woman to serve as chairman of the board, brings a career in interior design forged entirely at SLAM. Her regarded expertise in interiors spans more than 35 years and has led to the formation, management and growth of the firm’s interiors studio. She is the national market leader for the corporate/science & technology practice and chair of the human resources advisory committee. She will maintain leadership roles, in addition to her responsibilities as chairman of the board.
During Pulito’s 14 years serving as SLAM president, the firm underwent a period of significant growth, including expansion to the Midwest, South and West coast, broadening of its services, and continuing to rise as national design leaders in the education and healthcare sectors.
Coles brings more than 30 years of experience as an architect, having served as president for seven years, leading Frank Webb Architects, a healthcare practice that merged with SLAM on Sept. 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment as president of SLAM, he served as market and design lead for the firm’s Los Angeles office, developing business opportunities for the healthcare and higher education practice. He has also served on the board of directors for the past four years.