Ribbon Cutting: Northwell Health LIJ Forest Hills Women’s Health

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Northwell Health LIJ Forest Hills held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completed renovation and expansion of Obstetrics and Labor & Delivery. BAM was recognized during the ribbon cutting remarks, and the design is praised for its welcoming atmosphere and the bright, natural light that spills through the space. The expansion of the OB/GYN department reinforces the unified goals of Northwell Health and LIJ Forest Hills to focus on patient wellness through caring, comforting environments and the best in medical care.

 

See below for photos of the completed space and ribbon cutting reception!

 

BAM Holiday Celebrations

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Each December, BAM hosts a holiday party for our team members to celebrate the past year with delicious food, good company, a Secret Santa, and a few reindeer games. Though the distance between the New York and Los Angeles offices mean separate celebrations, the office always comes together before the New York holiday party for the BAM toast. BAM LA may be seen on the monitor in the background of the BAM company photo.

Led by the company principals, the BAM toast recounts office achievements of the previous year of new clients, exciting projects with current clients, and hallmark moments of the team.  This year, the BAM toast focused on the three important tenets of BAM: do great work, own your fire, and treat people fairly.

Thank you to everyone at BAM for sharing your design creativity, your passion for projects, and your collaboration to do truly great work.

We also extend our gratitude to our clients for your partnership and innovative design opportunities to support you now and for the future.

Wishing everyone all the best in 2018!

See below for BAM holiday party photos!

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Season’s Greetings from BAM

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People all around the country came together on August 21, 2017 to marvel at the total eclipse.

To commemorate the unifying experience of the August eclipse, BAM selected the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp to send with our holiday cards this year. The first heat-sensitive US postal stamp, a touch of the thumb reveals the moon beneath the eclipsed form.

We chose to highlight the recent eclipse as an inspiring reminder that we are all on this earth together.

One of BAM’s passions is our annual donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each year, we are proud to support Make-A-Wish in its mission of granting “the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.”

Whether realizing a dream of Wish Kids or sharing in a rare total eclipse, these experiences are a reminder that shared passion has a tremendous effect.

HATCH: Urban Landscape Revitalized and Repositioned

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LA Business Journal features a BAM designed project, HATCH, as front page news for its unique adaptive reuse approach to support a burgeoning biotech neighborhood.

BAM’s landmark project has also caught the attention of respected industry organizations, such as the Los Angeles chapter of the Urban Land Institute. As one of the key sites on the sold-out ULI Fall Meeting tour Adaptive Use: Obsolete Industrial to New Economy, HATCH is a prime example of how revitalizing spaces bring new life and industry to a community.

In addition to the Fall Meeting, ULI’s magazine Urbanland highlights the influence of HATCH in the article Building a Bioscience Cluster in East Los Angeles. Co-written by Fiona Lyons of Agora Partners and Tulsi Patel of ELP Advisors and LA Bioscience Hub, the article delves into how HATCH is fostering a local culture of life sciences.

Agora Partners and ASG Real Estate engaged BAM to lead the adaptive reuse of an old line industrial property into the state-of-the-art HATCH Bioscience Facility. Our team is giving special consideration to the market repositioning of the property, combining the varied elements of renovation, ground-up work and technical conversion of the factory and warehouse into a practical and visually exciting space to attract leading scientists and researchers. Currently in progress, HATCH has been highlighted in the news and throughout A/E/C and biotech circles for its community-focused goal of providing the resources for biotech startups to hatch and grow in Los Angeles.

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Industry Giant Re-Engages BAM

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Innovation is born from the desire to learn, collaboration with a diverse team, the drive to improve upon current practices, and the tools to turn ideas into reality. The design of a space, from the aesthetic feel to the ease of access to technology, strongly influences the speed to innovation. BAM has successfully completed highly technical facilities for our client, leading to research and products that change the landscape of findings in science.

With our capacity for efficient communication, understanding client needs, and smooth project delivery, our team was recently awarded multiple opportunities for a confidential aerospace client. In line with these new opportunities, BAM has designed cutting-edge environments for science, innovation, and learning by incorporating a few key elements into each design:

Equipment for technological breakthroughs

Technology, from computers to laboratories to aeronautics, enables our client to research and develop a variety of groundbreaking solutions to problems that exist today. BAM has worked closely with the client to determine the exact equipment to suit their needs, and ensured they had the necessary power to keep the equipment running at the highest efficiency. Our team tracked the actions of the scientists throughout the development process and designed an equipment layout to follow these steps, resulting in ease to track results and improve methods. Efficiency in the development process results in products getting to market faster.

In support of physical science research, BAM is designing technically demanding manufacturing spaces and integrated laboratories to create, study and test products and systems in extremely realistic simulations. From client meetings, our team understands that exact temperatures are vital to the manufacturing process, and we are mindful of these details in design. The unique manufacturing oven features liquid nitrogen and nitrogen gases to maintain the correct level of cooling with the heat exhaust and off-gasses safely vented during the manufacturing process. Clients utilize integrated laboratories to capture information of how a product will withstand varied situations, and this enables researchers to improve products through concrete data. A key benefit is the ability to draw investors to the product, as potential customers have the opportunity to see the new product in action.

Collaboration breeds creativity

How do innovative ideas come to be? There are many factors, but an element that stands out is the fresh approach that comes from sharing your thoughts with others. The opportunity to brainstorm problems and discuss ideas away from desks and outside the laboratory in more informal settings puts creators and inventors in different mindsets. BAM has designed pantries that expand beyond the traditional role of a small place to store food and prepare meals. Modern salons that encourage exchange of ideas, our pantries feature long, shared counters, small and medium tables with comfortable seats, and room in the kitchen for chances to chat by the water cooler or coffee machine made frictionless with technology on demand.

Similar to the pantry, for spaces that have often served one primary function, our designers have created a multi-use space by incorporating the idea of teamwork into the layout. Interior pedestrian bridges transform into ideal areas to relax and discuss ideas openly with beautiful landscape views and colorful, cozy sofas that wind into interesting shapes. Huddle areas are an easy addition into any office, from small spaces to open areas. Created specifically with collaboration in mind, huddle areas may feature tall tables or a few close seats throughout an office for impromptu meetings and discussions.

At BAM, remaining attentive to technological needs and designing spaces that support collaboration led to repeat project engagements. This continued partnership speaks to BAM’s larger goal – designing for the success of our client.

BAM is Hiring: Architectural Designer

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BAM is Hiring - Architectural Designer