Category Archives: Consulting

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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Dan Castner Joins IFMA NYC Panel on Commercial Renovations

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On June 20th, BAM principal and IFMA Programs Chair Dan Castner will join a panel of diverse leaders in the New York design industry. Experienced professionals will share their knowledge and highlight key items to consider before starting a commercial renovation project. If you have had questions about furniture and finishes selection, determining end-user needs, technological upgrades, or other aspects of the renovation process, this panel is for you!

When:
June 20, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where:
Interface
330 5th Avenue Floor 12
New York NY 10002

Become an expert in renovations – register today!

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:
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BAM in Perspective: The Consulting Advantage

Ross Adam Cole was quoted in the Summer 2011 issue of Perspective in an article discussing designers utilizing their knowledge to become strategic consultants. Perspective is a published by the International Interior Design Association.

View the article at iida.org