Category Archives: Architecture

Workplace Innovator: Powering the Changing Workplace with Flexibility

Being ready to change direction at a moment’s notice is essential to success in facilities management. FM leaders must continually be planning, even when there is no set plan.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares their ongoing journey from 60 employees, to over 9,000. Talk about being agile. Michelle and Daniel cover how they handled this rapid growth and used flexibility to their advantage when creating spaces to support their company’s growth and overall mission.

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In a collaborative event with iOffice, IFMA Westchester/Hudson Valley and NYC, Mike Petrusky of iOffice and the podcast host moderated a webinar discussion with Michelle Fritsche at Regeneron and BAM’s Dan Castner.

We welcome you to listen to the podcast for exciting insights about how Regeneron and BAM partnered to design flexible facilities to support Regeneron’s continued growth.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Disruptive Technology – How is the Industry Adapting?

Ross Cole NY BuildRoss Cole, Principal of BAM Architecture Studio, served as a featured panelist for the New York Build 2019 conference on the topic Disruptive Technology – How is the Industry Adapting?

One of the greatest successes at BAM is that we encourage people to play with technology. It’s the most likely way to find the magic and get reluctant people to adopt. Right now, we’re playing with VR and Augmented Reality to see how it may be more intuitive in the design process. For us, this means figuring out how to make VR look like an early sketch instead of a finished project – as the successful finished project takes many hours, weeks, and months to become a beautifully built space.

At BAM, weaving the varied passions and talents of our team into our daily practices has led to success not only with our clients, but also our culture. Our technology leaders are architectural and interior designers who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tools available to enhance the design process. Each technology leader focuses on three key objectives:

  1. Search for and evaluate new technology
  2. Determine why BAM should consider the technology, and how it will improve our design work flow and project delivery both internally and for our clients
  3. If BAM adopts it, be a champion to promote and educate BAMMERs about the technology for consistent company-wide use

In addressing technology externally, BAM seeks consultants, contractors and vendors who are also technology adapters. For BAM, it fosters smooth collaboration and a more efficient process when all firms are able to “speak the same language” while designing and building.

As BAM builds our technology toolbox, our technology leaders look for tools, equipment, and programs that are likely to be widely adopted rather than momentarily popular or new to the market with an unsure longevity. This doesn’t mean our team lags behind – it means the BAM team is consistently aware of programs and trends, and looks for clues to see if a given technology is embraced by a critical mass of the world to stay in existence.

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Improving Experiences Through Design: Yale Teen Center

Do your little bit of good where you are.
It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
– Desmond Tutu, Emeritus Archbishop

BAM’s goal is to contribute to making the world a better place through the power of design, and we are proud to celebrate the completion of the new Teen Center at Yale New Haven Health. The new center is the resulting collaboration between Yale New Haven Health, The Who’s charity Teen Cancer America and Lauren Telesz, a cancer survivor whose passion raised a majority of the project’s funding.  The funding was supplemented by a long-term donor to Yale.

An exciting expansion at Yale New Haven Health, this center focuses on the needs of a unique and often overlooked demographic – teenage cancer patients. At its core, the Lauren Telesz Smilow Teen Center is a place for hospital bound teens and young adults to go to do what people that age want to do… socialize, explore, imagine, and grow.

Everyone at BAM is proud to be part of the team involved to make this dream a reality.

Teen Cancer America features the opening on their website, here.

We welcome you to view the gallery below, which features photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony and additional photos of the space.

Ribbon cutting photo © Yale New Haven Health.
All other photos are © Albert Vecerka / Esto.

BAM: Color Coordination

At BAM, we pride ourselves on our well-coordinated and highly collaborative teams. Upon arriving on-site for a client, members of the BAM NY team realized they were also coordinated in their clothing!

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Excellent coordination, team!

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Emerging Trends in Low-Energy Lab Design

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Low energy labs are a vital contributor to building energy reduction. In this age of high energy costs and increasing evidence of climate change, Arup and other leading firms are taking a closer look at what can be done to reduce the environmental impact of lab facilities. Lowering energy use in labs takes place within a context of high safety standards, changing research needs, and new expectations for our workplaces.

Join Arup Principal Joshua Yacknowitz, BAM Principal Dan Castner, and other industry collaborators as they discuss how low energy labs are helping to address a range of long-term challenges as well as sector-specific drivers that are transforming the scientific research ecosystem.

Register Here!

When:
Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where:
Arup
77 Water Street
New York, NY  10005

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BAM: Solving Complex Design Problems

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SOLVING COMPLEX DESIGN PROBLEMS

Collaborating with St. Vincent’s Medical Center, BAM designed a high-end hybrid operating room for their Bridgeport hospital.  Marrying hospitality with hard science resulted in the patient entering into an EP lab outfitted with relaxing, spa-level amenities.  Upon discovering that surgery is needed, the space is instantly transformed into a sterile operating room.

The capacity to examine and perform surgery in one room resulted in reduced patient stress, the ability for doctors to provide more efficient treatment, and the hospital to gain higher patient throughput and profitability.  A win-win-win for all parties involved.

BAM Thought Leadership: Evolving Design Trends

 

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Speaking engagements are an inspiring way to engage others by sharing insights as industry leaders. We are proud to announce that BAM team members Brian Spence and Helen Cohen are speaking at two upcoming events that delve into the evolving environment of architecture and design.

Read below to learn more and come say hello!

LAHQ The Inside Track on SoCal Projects
March 15th

For the 2nd year in a row, BAM Principal Brian has been invited by LAHQ to host a round table discussion. Come and meet Brian if you’re curious about game-changing projects and rising trends in the Southern California design scene.

Arranged by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association (LAHQ), this event fosters collaboration and discussion between the leading design players in Southern California.

Learn more and register for this event at LAHQ.

When:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:00PM – 7:00PM

Where:
California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA
New York, New York 90071

PDC Summit 2018: Adapting to the Shifting Tempo of Healthcare
March 25th-28th

Public Private Partnership Delivers a Medical Village
March 26th, 1:45PM

Patients are the priority for hospitals – but how can patients receive an improved experience in both comfort and efficiency? A medical village may be the answer. Join BAM’s Healthcare Practice Leader Helen as she speaks on a panel with Stantec, Montefiore Medical Center, and other firms involved in creating a “Medical Village” for Montefiore.

Hosted by American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), this conference brings together the preeminent players in healthcare and design.

Learn more and register for this convention at PDC Summit 2018.

When:
PDC Summit
Sunday, March 25th-Wednesday, March 28th

Where:
2018 PDC Summit Convention Center
Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203