SLAM Expands Team in Connecticut, Georgia and Massachusetts


BOSTON–SLAM welcomed Christopher Hoell, LEED AP, a senior architect in SLAM Boston, with a focus on Science & Technology (S&T); Marek Garlicki, a project architect in SLAM Glastonbury (CT), supporting the Education Studio; and Lauren Hiatt, AIA, a project architect in SLAM Atlanta, supporting the Education, Healthcare and Workplace Studios.

Chris Hoell, LEED AP, a resident of Northbridge, MA, will serve as a senior architect with a focus on Science & Technology. He brings more than 25 years of experience in design, project management, site selection, and construction of a broad range of building types with a focus on lab buildings.

Chris has a strong acumen for understanding and creating a balance between the user experience and the unique needs of highly technical processes. His roles have included managing project evolution, leading concept development and innovative strategies, coordination of complex systems and strategic operation of building functions. His extensive portfolio includes office buildings, labs, office environments for life science facilities involved in Pharmaceuticals, Biologics and Therapeutics. He is recognized for his expertise in research labs, animal care facilities, cGMP manufacturing for clean and contained environments.

Serving in the role of Project Manager, Chris’ portfolio includes such notable projects as the relocation of Shire HGT (Human Genome Therapies) from Cambridge, MA, to their expanded, new campus in Lexington, MA. This large scale, multi-building project involved the fit-up of numerous lab spaces impacting research, quality and manufacturing programs. Teleflex, a medical device manufacturer, relocated from their existing research-based facility in Everett, MA to an expanded comprehensive research and cGMP manufacturing facility in Chelmsford, MA. The main assembly suite resulted in a flexible design capable of being reconfigured for future, diverse product assembly. Chris understands that change happens quickly in the corporate world. While constructing a 100,000 SF quality lab for Immunex on their manufacturing campus in West Greenwich, RI, the company was bought by Amgen. He worked extensively with Amgen to reprogram the building to respond to their standards and metrics for thru-put. The result was a dramatically different building delivered on time.

He received a Bachelor of Architecture/Minor in Civil Engineering from Roger Williams University and has presented at industry conferences on flexible lab design.

Marek A. Garlicki, a resident of Sturbridge, MA, will serve as a project architect in the Educational Studio, bringing more than 25 years of experience as an architect and project manager in the planning, designing and construction of new and renovated complex building types in private and public sectors. Prior to SLAM, his work included West Haven High School, Hartford Arts academy and Newfield Public Library, as well as designed university projects for Bryant University and Boston University. Marek’s experience and technical acumen fits well with SLAM’s growth, applying his success in problem solving design solutions that incorporate a high-level of communications and the integration of research and programmatic design criteria, into the execution of each phase of the project through construction.

His portfolio also includes healthcare projects at Yale New haven Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nashoba Valley Hospital, and Framingham Community Health Center, where has designed surgical, acute care and ambulatory care facilities. Marek also has experience working on corporate projects including Verizon, Hologic Inc., Monster, Inc., and Southern CT Gas Corp. At SLAM, Marek is currently working on the Transylvania University New Campus Center in Lexington, KY and Misericordia University Science Labs in Dallas, PA. He is also working in collaboration with SLAM Los Angeles on the Kaiser Permanente, Murrieta Ambulatory Surgery Center.

He received a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture from SUNY Buffalo and studied Architecture at the Polytechnic of Warsaw, Poland.

Lauren Hiatt, AIA, a resident of Atlanta, is a project architect supporting the Education, Healthcare and Corporate practices. She brings five years of experience as an architect and is currently working on the University of Washington, Health Science Building project, programming the interior spaces. Her previous experience includes managing documentation and coordination for the Atlanta-based Candler Building Hotel renovation project as well as providing design assist and documentation for the Duke University Athletic Building. Lauren is active in AIA Georgia Equity in Architecture, serving on the Leadership Committee helping to promote equity among the membership. She is a frequent presenter for AIA at architecture schools in Georgia, addressing students and future architect leaders on the importance of licensure to the profession.

Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ball State University and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology.