Thomas “Tom” Lam, AIA, LEED AP, has joined SLAM (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) as an associate principal and healthcare practice leader for the firm’s Boston office, overseeing the firm’s healthcare practice from planning and design through construction for clients throughout the Northeast, with a strong focus on greater Boston. Lam and Gabriel “Gabe” Comstock, AIA, senior associate and healthcare designer will team to help build on the current growth of SLAM’s healthcare practice.
Lam brings nearly 30 years of experience as an architect and healthcare planner to SLAM. He has dedicated most of his career to clients throughout New England, including Lahey Health, Baystate Health, Maine Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and UMass Memorial Health Care. He has also developed a niche in community health facilities, for clients such as Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Charles River Community Health, Community Health Connections, Harbor Health Services, Manet Community Health, North Shore Community Health Center, and many more.
He holds various memberships with industry organizations including the American Institute of Architecture, Massachusetts Community Health Initiative, Massachusetts Healthcare Facilities Professionals Society, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and the United States Green Building Council.
Throughout his career, Lam has written and presented widely on healthcare and community wellness related topics, including courses for the USGBC, Harvard Design School of Executive Education, Boston Build Convention, and the Healthcare Design Annual Conference.