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Pamela Sandler Completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program; Brings Special Needs Housing to Berkshire County

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Pamela Sandler Completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program; Brings Special Needs Housing to Berkshire County

Pamela Sandler joins local small business owners to create new business opportunity in Berkshire County

Stockbridge, MA (June 12, 2017) – Pamela Sandler, founder of Pamela Sandler Architect, located in Stockbridge, MA, completed the 11 week, 100 plus hour Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs develop jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. Ms. Sandler fine-tuned the firm’s business growth plan which, along with her residential and commercial full-service architecture, extends the firm’s reach by teaming with groups that develop appropriate housing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and special needs adults in the northeast.

“Within seven years 500,000 ASD adults will require special needs housing. Currently, 80 percent of these adults live with their families,” noted Sandler. There are parental organizations, groups and governmental agencies that need expertise in the design and development of appropriate special needs housing. “My goal is to be able to answer the question so many parents with special needs children ask, ‘where will he or she live when I’m gone?’” continues Sandler.

Sandler, a mother of two ASD adults understands professionally as well as personally the residential requirements for special needs adults. “When designing full-time living spaces and communities there are considerations most firms would not naturally consider, such as creating visually calm living areas, sound proof rooms, spacious hallways as well as common areas that promote physical activity. The design should include appropriate ventilation and use all-green, non-toxic products. And of course, we need to create a sense of familiarity and security,” explains Sandler.

“The Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program gave me the tools to learn more about the business side of my firm as well as support my passion to develop housing for ASD adults so that they can lead comfortable and productive adult lives.” Sandler continued, “I’m confident that the three months of work and networking will pay off for my firm’s residential and commercial projects as well benefit the special needs adults in the northeast.”

“We’re proud of our graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. These entrepreneurs put forth incredible effort to complete this program and we are confident their efforts will continue in growing their businesses. We are excited to watch their many successes,” said Kerry Healey, President of Babson College.

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Pamela Sandler accepts Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business certificate from Joy Schaaffe- Lead Faculty- 10,000 small businesses.

Pamela Sandler accepts Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business certificate from Joy Schaaffe- Lead Faculty- 10,000 small businesses.

Berkshire Trade and Commerce March 2017

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View PDF of Berkshire Trade and Commerce March 2017 

Pamela Sandler was recently accepted to the 10,000 Small Businesses program offered by Goldman Sachs:

By John Townes

Sandler is owner and principal Pamela Sandler AIA, LEED AP, an architectural firm she established in 1989. With offices at 31 Main St. in Stockbridge, the firm provides residential and commercial design for new construction, restorations and renovations.

She said she first heard about 10,000 Small Businesses several years ago through a business associate in another area who had participated in the program. She was recently reacquainted with it by Kowalczyk through their mutual involvement in Women Upfront, and decided to apply.

“It’s a great gift of an opportunity,” said Sandler (who was reached while away on vacation just days before the program started.) She pointed that, although she has operated her own firm for over 25 years, she has never had the complete skill set needed to effectively plan for its growth.

“You don’t learn anything in architecture school about running a business,” she commented, adding that she looks forward to addressing that gap through the program’s intensive training and mentoring.

“The key thing I’m looking for from the program is being able to define the direction of my firm for the next 20 years,” Sandler said.

That, she added, is important not just for herself but also for the continued professional development of her staff of three full-time and one part-time employees.

“I have a great team, and I want this to have a positive impact on them, too,” she said.

Preview Massachusetts, February 2011: “View of Water, View of Woods”

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Preview Massachusettes, February 2011: “View of Water, View of Woods”

By Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

Displays Pamela Sandler’s thoughtful approach to solving smaller housing puzzles through environmentally-conscious design.

 

Berkshire Living, May 2010: “Sandler’s Lot”

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Berkshire Living, May 2010: “Sandler’s Lot”

By Jeremy D. Goodwin

Features Pamela Sandler’s environmentally-conscious building practices, long before green was the new black.

Berkshire Living Home + Garden, Annual 2009: “Out of Africa”

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Berkshire Living Home + Garden, Annual 2009: “Out of Africa”

By Lesley Ann Beck

Details a modern lakeside cottage designed to showcase treasured family collections.

Berkshire Living, September 2009: “Rocky Mountain High”

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Berkshire Living, September 2009: “Rocky Mountain High”

By Bess Hochstein

Highlights the open spaces, rustic materials, and stunning vistas of a mountaintop home located in North Egremont, Massachusetts.

Berkshire Living Home + Garden, May 2008: “Green With A Twist”

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Berkshire Living Home + Garden, May 2008: “Green With A Twist”

By Bess Hochstein

Details of the green building features of the extremely energy efficient home of Stephanie and Tom Hoadley.

Berkshire Living, November 2007: “Hot Property”

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Berkshire Living, November 2007: “Hot Property”

By Christopher Newbound

Features a contemporary farmhouse in the Berkshires designed by Stockbridge, Massachusetts based architect, Pamela Sandler.

Boston Magazine, Spring 2001: “Building for the Future”

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Boston Magazine, Spring 2001: “Building for the Future”

By Ritch Holben and Ken DeLoreto

Showcases a second home in the Berkshires, with an updated Classic Shingle Style exterior, created for generations.