Professional Profile: Monika Avery, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, BD+C 2017

Monika Avery - 2017

Name: Monika Avery - 2017

Title: Principal

Company: The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Location: Glastonbury, CT


What was your first position/job in the A/E/C Industry? Working for a construction company writing contracts.

Associations: CREW Network, Board of Directors and president of the CREW CT chapter and IIDA, VP of City Centers

Notable Projects: The Hartford’s “CT on the Move” and Pfizer’s “Workplace of the Future

Advice/Keys to success: Empower yourself and others to optimize your strengths and innovation. Give back. Be fair. Share. Communicate. Give back again

Education: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City,

Bio: Avery has more than 18 years of experience with interior design. As a principal and practice leader for the firm’s Interior Architecture Studio, she specializes in the corporate workplace and higher education markets.  She has extensive experience in project programming, planning, design development, client management, and business development. Her passion with high quality design, commercial real estate and workplace environments has led to the design of many major workplace projects in professional service firms, higher education, R&D, S&T, and manufacturing. Avery has also taught interior architecture as an adjunct professor at Paier College of Art and at the University of Hartford.