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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: 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.

Ribbon Cutting: Northwell Health LIJ Forest Hills New Life Maternity Center

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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, now known as New Life Center. 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!

 

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.