Ideas Worth Sharing

Wayfinding or The Art Of Navigation

In this paper, we will define and look at the history of wayfinding and provide an overview of the different wayfinding principles and information systems used in built environments. We will discover how to create a clear wayfinding plan and showcase examples of these systems and how wayfinding is being affected by COVID-19 and new technologies.

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President of IFMA NYC: BAM Principal Dan Castner

BAM is excited to announce that Dan Castner is IFMA NYC Chapter President!

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Your Website and You

What does a poorly designed website say about your business? It says, we don’t care and it shows! Here are five clues that it's time for a design refresh.

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Juneteenth Freedom Day

The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Biden signed legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday.

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NAIOP Features Research Paper “Starting a Lab Facility: An Industry Primer”

The scientific research market has grown substantially over the last ten years. With a global pandemic in front of mind, investors are looking at the life science industry now more than ever.

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June NYC Builds Bio Event: A Primer on Lab Facilities

Interested in helpful insights about starting a lab facility and costs involved? On Tuesday, June 8th join BAM and other industry leaders for the NYC Builds Bio event "A Primer on Lab Facilities and Related Cost Considerations For Developers, Investors, Real Estate Professionals and Life Science Executives."

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AAPI Heritage Month 2021

During this Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, BAM celebrates the creatives that inspire us. BAM Creative stands with the Asian and Pacific Islander community in fighting against racism, injustice, and anti-Asian hate crimes.

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First Post Pandemic Workplace

BAM Creative and SCOR created a future workplace to meet the post-pandemic world head-on. SCOR, a global company, needed a dynamic workplace that strengthens its culture by prioritizing flexibility, technology, communication, and employee safety.

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BAM as inspired by Patcraft

Thanks Patcraft! Your Idea Box included some of our favorite new products. Our Interiors team was inspired to create a material palette with our favorite Patcraft items, new and old! Our “BAM as inspired by Patcraft” palette is driven by oceanic blues and greens, sandy neutrals, rustic textures, and grid geometry.

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Work from home+parenting

BAM Profile Series: Life as a working parent during the Pandemic. This post takes you through a great range of experiences as a working from home parent during the pandemic.

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Weill Cornell Southampton Signage Goes Up

Congratulations to Weill Cornell Medicine on the continued expansion of primary care and reproductive medicine facilities! We truly enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with your inspiring team.

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URBAN vs. SUBURBAN EXODUS

Emergency Departments have been part of the frontline response to the pandemic since the beginning of the virus outbreak. The evolving crisis meant more people confined to home while testing, albeit insufficient, was developed.  Any given Emergency Department facility needed to change protocols every day.

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Potential Code Changes Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Emergency Departments have been part of the frontline response to the pandemic since the beginning of the virus outbreak. The evolving crisis meant more people confined to home while testing, albeit insufficient, was developed.  Any given Emergency Department facility needed to change protocols every day.

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BAM on the Red Carpet

Congratulations to Los Angeles Union Station on a star-studded Oscars event!

Collaborating with the team at Morlin Asset Management, LP and Union Station, BAM was passionate about restoring the beauty of the station and modernizing it to open an entirely new market for Union Station to serve as an inspired venue for events - including the Oscars.

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Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day! Twenty-five percent of the designers at BAM Creative hold LEED certifications. Eco-friendly design solutions are vital to our practice. Watch this video to learn about earth-friendly architecture and interiors practices that can make a difference in our environment.

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IFMA April Panel Discussion

Curious how to design the lab of your dreams? Interested in the evolving demand on facility managers and how to plan for going back to work safely? On April 20th, join the IFMA Research and Development Council for the answers!

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Parallels Between UX Design and Architectural Design

Even with little overlap on the timeline of history, there are great parallels between UX and Architecture professions. In the near future, the line between these two will be blurred even further, largely due to rapidly developing technologies.

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First To Market Case Studies

BAM Creative helped our client partners be first to market on all of these groundbreaking projects.

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The Livable City

Urban design has come a long way since then and a variety of city planning strategies have emerged overtime. The common denominator among all these developments is the response to human needs during different historical periods.

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WCA and Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development Highlight BAM

During a recent All Access Healthcare: Spotlight on Westchester's Bioscience Ecosystem webinar, Larry Gottlieb of Robert Martin Company discussed how BAM and Robert Martin Company have collaborated on design of technically complex projects.

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First Self-Shielded MRI / First Neonatal MRI in the U.S.

Another collaboration between Yale New Haven Health and BAM—the first self–shielded MRI for clinical use in North America, and the first MRI for neonatal use in the United States.

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Outdoor Spaces as Conference Areas and Other Uses

How to use outdoor spaces for conference and other activities with social distancing in mind? We can adapt, by moving meetings outside utilizing existing benches, parking lots, and neighborhood open spaces.

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Post Pandemic Facades

The facade is one of the most critical components of a building’s envelope design. The highly developed systems that are now available in modern buildings are high performing and can be climatically responsive.

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BAM Creative, Twenty Years, Twenty Principles

BAM is turning 20 and we couldn't be more proud. To commemorate our twentieth anniversary, we've gathered a variety of principles covering our founding to today.

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The Impact of Economic Shifts on the Workplace Over Time

The context of the workplace environment in the United States has evolved significantly as a result of major economic events.

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Rethinking Web Meetings

During the pandemic, webcam meetings have become the new normal. However, whether you were aware of it or not, virtual meetings have already been integrated into our pre-pandemic meeting rooms.

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Election 2020

BAM employees will refrain from accepting meetings on Tuesday 11/3. By having a completely open day, people can go to the voting polls whenever it is convenient for them.

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Celebrating the Feminine in Architecture and Design

Retracing the journey of four influential women in the architecture and design world.

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Morgan Loves Steve (Madden)

From sassy and sophisticated, to funky fun, casual chic, to boldly feminine; Steve Madden inspired my space!

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Food and Design / Design and Food

Making art with different dessert ingredients is much like the process of creating a finish palette of assorted materials.

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Post-Pandemic: Reimagining the Workplace

Many of us spend more time in the office than in our own homes. That is why over time, there has been so much dedication to designing the perfect work environment that feels comfortable while enhancing productivity.

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Work From Home

Build transitions into and out of the work day. Put your work away at the end of the day. Make sure to have a well lit space, which can include ambient light, task light, accent light and natural light.

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Free-Address: Workplace Strategies by BAM Creative

Free-address work environments improve employee productivity and satisfaction. Less fixed, private space means many organizations have found their real estate costs are reduced when switching to Activity Based Environments.

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WGSN Interior Design Trends

Trends represent a shift in consumer values. Designers are on both sides of the equation as consumers of trends, but also providers of trends to end-users

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End Systemic Racism

BAM supports those making their voices heard through protest, as change does not occur quietly. BAM and our client Queens Defenders created a task force focused on exploring methods to foster more inclusive representation across professional industries. Click here to learn more about what we're doing to facilitate the change we need.

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Queens Defenders Community Initiative for Justice

We offer our congratulations to our client Queens Defenders on a pioneering community initiative for justice in the Far Rockaway community.

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

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.

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BAM + ANFA Connections: BridgeSynapses

Connections: BridgeSynapses is a conference hosted by the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) that invites renowned speakers to share their research on the human physiological response to the built environment.

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Gray Space: Ross Cole Interview in Real Estate Weekly

Following the successful CoreNet panel Working in Gray Space, Holly Dutton of Real Estate Weekly interviewed BAM Principal Ross Cole about his insights on how Gray Space is transforming the future of office real estate.

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BAM + CoreNet: Working in Gray Space

BAM Principal Ross Cole moderated an engaging panel exploring how real estate strategies are impacted by Gray Space trends. Gray Space is non-traditional ways people work in unconventional places. The panel was held on August 3rd in collaboration with the CoreNet Technology Committee.

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2016 IFMA Foundation Fundraiser

Four years ago, Dan Castner of BAM arranged a summer wine tasting event for IFMA NYC. The wine tasting drew double the expected attendance, and was so successful that it became an annual fundraiser on the IFMA NYC calendar.

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BAM: Bioscience Innovation through Warehouse Transformation

What makes for a successful design of a life science facility?

The Urban Land Institute Los Angeles and the LA Bioscience Hub arranged a panel of experts to discuss the forces shaping architectural design of the fast paced, dynamic field of life science research. Brian Spence, founding principal at BAM, served as the sole architectural voice on the panel.

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Brian Spence Joins Panel of Life Science Facilities Experts

Brian Spence, founding principal at BAM, has been invited to be an expert panelist on life science facilities by Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles and the LA Bioscience Hub. The event will focus on the opportunities and hurdles associated with designing for the biosciences.

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Ross Cole to Attend the Lake Nona Impact Forum

The Lake Nona Impact Forum has extended an invitation to Ross Cole, architect and principal of BAM. The invitation-only event brings together international speakers and leaders from a variety of sectors to discuss connections between wellness, sustainable living, and education

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BAM + Lake Nona – Driving Innovation, Empowering Collaboration

BAM designed this new world class building for Lake Nona Medical City, the Guidewell Innovation Center. Having just completed construction, it is the first Life Sciences building in Lake Nona Medical City designed to attract the dynamic mix of leading health, life sciences, and education organizations.

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