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BAM Community

In addition to her role as BAM principal, Pamela Cole is a certified yoga instructor and shares her passion for yoga with the office.

Each yoga session has a theme, and the theme for the recent sessions focused on BAM community.

Pamela opened the yoga session by explaining the origins of the name BAM. BAM does not stand for anything – it is not the initials of the founders nor is it the name of any one person. Instead, we are BAM, and it symbolizes the talented and inspiring people that comprise our team.

Above are two yoga moves that Pamela has introduced to our team over the January and February yoga sessions. Much like BAM’s approach to projects, successful execution requires strong communication, trust in those around you, and smooth collaboration.

BAM’s community yoga was featured on Defy Daily.

Thank you, Pamela, for providing an opportunity for reflection and team bonding.

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.

Happy Holidays from BAM Architecture Studio!

2018 BAM Holiday Party

From BAM to you, warm wishes for a joyous holiday season!

 

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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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BAM Outings: New Museum + Escape Room LA

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As Ross is a pilot, our team was inspired to snap a group photo in front of the large, detailed airplane!

Each quarter, our team gathers together outside of work for a BAM Outing. Each outing is planned by a different member of BAM, bringing us closer as a team through our individual interests. During our June outing, the New York BAMMERs took advantage of our location by visiting the nearby New Museum. The recently opened exhibitions fostered excitement and lively discussions among the BAM team. As designers of built environments, Thomas Bayrle’s Playtime exhibit especially interested our team through the immersive, repeating patterns and large-scale drawings.

 

The Los Angeles BAMMERs recent outing took the team on an adventure through Escape Room LA’s game The Pyramid. Reminiscent of the Legends of the Hidden Temple and Indiana Jones, the detailed, themed decor was of special interest to our team as a fun example of how architecture and design influences and improves a person’s experience.

IMG950581By working together to solve a series of puzzles and complete challenges, The Pyramid was a way for everyone to have a great time through team building and the feeling of being action movie heroes.

BAM Yoga

 

Last Thursday, BAM Yogi Pam led the office in a yoga class.

Pam began by reciting a poem to bring us to a calm place.

Peace

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.

Peace means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.

~ Unknown

Playing sounds from the Grand Canyon, Pam guided our breathing as we transitioned from Dandasana (Seated Mountain Pose) to Navasana (Boat Pose) and other yoga poses.

A huge thank you to Pam for sharing your passion for yoga with us. You supported us at all our experience levels, and it was wonderful to come together as a team for a period of relaxation.

See photos above from the yoga class, including the impromptu yoga mats made out of carpet samples!