Monthly Archives: January 2014

SCOR Relocating to Willis Tower

CrainWillis Tower_Michiel van Dijk‘s Chicago Business recently announced that one of our long-time clients, SCOR Reinsurance, would be relocating their Itasca, Illinois office to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago. BAM and SCOR have worked on numerous projects, including their headquarters in New York, and their recent move into Bank of America Plaza in Charlotte, North Carolina. SCOR is one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies, and BAM has enjoyed working with them on strategic design to evolve their culture and showcase their bold character. The Willis Tower is the largest office space in Chicago and has over 3.5 million square feet of office space. With SCOR as a new tenant, the Willis Tower is 88% leased, which is above the market average and an accomplishment for a building of its size. SCOR will be joining corporate giants such as United Continental Holdings, Motorola Mobility Unit and Hillshire Brands Co.

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Cisco Names Lake Nona the First Iconic Smart+Connected City in U.S.

Cisco - Lake NonaBAM has recently been working with Lake Nona on their ¬†Medical City located in central Florida. The campus is planned around the idea that multiple facilities¬† working in tandem accelerates innovation. Lake Nona Medical City promises to become home to top medical institutions and is already making Orlando a global destination for health care. Lake Nona is working with the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute and the University of Florida’s Academic & Research Center to provide top quality health care and economic opportunity for central Florida.

Technology giants, such as Cisco, ¬†have recognized the potential of the Medical City and have partnered with Lake Nona to help realize the project’s full potential. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Cisco, “named Lake Nona an Iconic Smart + Connected City, a designation granted to only eight other cities in the world.” Cisco’s president of globalization and Smart+Connected Communities, Anil Menon, stated, “Lake Nona has the honor to be the first city in the United States to receive this distinction.”

BAM is excited to continue our work with Lake Nona, providing design and consulting for the Medical City.

Further reading:
Orlando Sentinel
Cisco
Lake Nona