INGATE

From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  SMMA Project Wins Rhode Island AIA Honor Award

[December 18, 2012]

SMMA Project Wins Rhode Island AIA Honor Award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --(Business Wire)--

Symmes Maini & McKee Associates (SMMA) has been given an Honor Award by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the design of the Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, RI. It is one of only two awards given in the chapter's educational/institutional category.

Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, designed by SMMA (Photo: Business Wire)

Archie R. Cole Midle School, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, designed by SMMA (Photo: Business Wire)


"We are pleased to win this award, and especially that AIA Rhode Island cited the contextual nature of the project," said SMMA's Edward Frenette, AIA, design architect for Cole Middle School. "We were challenge to put a 110,000 square-foot building in an established residential neighborhood. We also had to keep the existing school operational as construction proceeded."

To avoid the appearance of being out of scale for the neighborhood, SMMA created a stepped design that integrates with the residential community by locating the highest point of the building central to the site and stepping the building down to the residential street. The plan of the school is a long, narrow configuration organized along an east/west axis that optimizes solar orientation and allows rainwater to be harvested from the long, sloping roofs. Other sustainable features of the building include high-performance glazing to optimize daylight harvesting, skylights and clerestory windows with daylight sensors, sunshades on the southern fa├žade to control sunlight, high performance lighting with energy performance 30% above code, demand control ventilation that lessens the need for air conditioning and a 50kw photovoltaic system.

The Cole Middle School, which accommodates 573 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, also represents the latest thinking in producing learning spaces for Middle School students, teachers and administrators. To enhance both behavior and learning, the academic west wing of the school is divided into six social units of less than 100 students each. These social units, or team teaching areas, are comprised of four core classrooms and a teacher planning area. Team teaching is based on the premise that the best learning takes place in an intimate environment in which the child shares a supportive bond with peers and a family of teachers and advisors.

About SMMA

SMMA, a multi-disciplinary firm comprising architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, project management and landscape architecture, has offices in Providence, RI, Cambridge, MA, and Chapel Hill, NC. The firm is a leading architect in the K-12 market, having produced more than $1.4 billion in projects over the past two decades.


[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner


Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.