Ideas Worth Sharing

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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President Elect of IFMA NYC: BAM Principal Dan Castner

BAM is excited to announce that Dan Castner is acting president elect of the IFMA NYC Chapter!

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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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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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Dwell + BioCom Highlight BAM Life Sciences

Biocom invited BAM Principal Brian Spence and other industry leaders to explore the ins and outs of facilities management in biotech.

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Happy 80th, Union Station!

Los Angeles Union Station is the largest passenger railroad terminal in the Western United States. Conceived on a grand scale, it has long withstood the tests of time and natural disasters. In 1980, it joined the ranks of other great architectural wonders on the National Register of Historic Places.

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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.

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Disruptive Technology: How is the Industry Adapting?

Ross 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?

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Improving Experiences Through Design: Yale Teen Center

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.

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Emerging Trends in Low-Energy Lab Design

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.

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BAM: 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. 

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BAM Thought Leadership: Evolving Design Trends

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.

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HATCHspaces: Urban Landscape Revitalized and Repositioned

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.

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Industry Giant Re-Engages BAM

Innovation is born from the desire to learn, collaboration with a diverse team, the drive to improve upon current practices, and the tools to turn ideas into reality.

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Dan Castner Joins IFMA NYC Panel on Commercial Renovations

On June 20th, BAM principal and IFMA Programs Chair Dan Castner will join a panel of diverse leaders in the New York design industry.

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Brian Spence named as Panelist on AIA LA BioTech Forum

Founding Principal at BAM, Brian has been invited to present on an AIA panel of distinguished leaders in the Los Angeles A/E/C industry.

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IFMA Awards for Excellence 2016

Dan Castner of BAM has received an IFMA Awards for Excellence nomination as a Distinguished Chapter Volunteer: Service Provider Member.

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Opening: Reorg Research

On October 6th, Reorg Research held a soiree to celebrate the opening of its new workplace designed by the BAM team. The sleek open-office reflects the client brand by incorporating blue throughout the space. Diverse light fixtures and scarlet seating in collaborative areas serve as striking design accents.

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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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Celebration: Recently Completed Building

BAM held a celebration in honor of a recently completed building we designed for our client, a growing prominent life sciences company. The event included a slideshow recapping notable points throughout the project and photos of many familiar faces from both BAM and the client team.

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Big Ideas and Shaping Trends: SMPS Leadership Lunch

Join BAM and SMPS at the next Leadership Lunch on May 29th as the panel of industry strategic thinkers discuss key learning experiences on their journey to becoming creative leaders. Learn the forces at play which are changing the services offered by the A/E/C community and how we provide them.

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Ross Cole, Dan Castner & Joseph DelPozzo at 2015 Research Facilities Conference

Two of our firm’s Practice Leaders, Ross Cole and Daniel Castner, will share their expertise during this year’s Research Facilities Conference.

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Dan Castner: IFMA NYC’s 2015 Distinguished Associate Member

Dan Castner was presented with the Distinguished Associate Member award at the 2015 IFMA Awards for Excellence.

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IFMA Awards For Excellence

Dan Castner, an architect and practice leader at BAM, has been nominated as a Distinguished Associate Member of IFMA. This award is presented to members who have “provided sustained, outstanding leadership to a chapter, council and/or the Association at the international level.”

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Ribbon Cutting: Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric MRI

Yale New Haven Hospital unveiled the Pediatric MRI Suite with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new beach-themed space that's putting smiles on children's faces.

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Open House: Robert Silman Associates

Pam and Ross Cole, principals at BAM, joined Robert Silman Associates in celebrating the recent move of their New York office. Ross and Pam attended an open house held at their new, 32 Old Slip location in New York's Financial District.

Robert Silman Associates, leaders in the structural engineering industry, have earned recognition for their innovative spirit and their commitment to sustainable design.

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Opening: Warby Parker Venice Beach

Warby Parker, the popular purveyor of vintage-style eyeglasses, recently celebrated the grand opening of its Venice Beach location. The façade was designed by BAM and includes a mural by local artist, Geoff McFetridge.

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IFMA NYC Donates $20,000

Real Estate Weekly:
“The New York City Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA NYC) presented a donation check of $20,000 to the IFMA Foundation at The World Workplace Facility Conference and Expo at the Franklin Institute in New Orleans."

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Groundbreaking: Lake Nona GuideWell Innovation Center

BAM is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona Medical City on October 30, 2014. Designed by BAM, the 92,000 square-foot office, research and wet lab facility in the heart of Lake Nona Medical City will be the epicenter of health and life sciences innovation. The world-class center will also include a life sciences incubator to be managed by the University of Central Florida in partnership with the University of Florida.

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BAM to Host SMPS Leadership Discussion

Join BAM and SMPS as we host Gale Moutrey’s discussion, Leadership Cachet: Lessons Learned on a Journey of Change. Gale Moutrey is Vice President of Communications, for Steelcase Inc. 

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Brian Spence Joins the WAN Healthcare Awards International Jury

Brian Spence, a principal at BAM, has been announced as a juror for the WAN Healthcare Awards. In its 6th year, this competition brings together high-profile people from the design and healthcare industries to award and promote successful and influential projects from around the world.

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The New York Times: Harlem Biospace

The New York Times features Harlem Biospace, a recent project designed by BAM, which brings incubator space focused on biotechnology to New York City.

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Forbes: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Regeneron and BAM have shared a long working relationship, partnering to create life science spaces catered to pharmaceutical research. Check out some of our work in the video above, and listen as Regeneron CEO Leonard Schleifer discusses risk and reward and what has brought them to where they are today.

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SCOR Relocating to Willis Tower

Crain's Chicago Business recently announced that one of our long-time clients, SCOR Reinsurance, would be relocating their Itasca, Illinois office to the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago.

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Cisco Names Lake Nona the First Iconic Smart+Connected City in U.S.

BAM 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.

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NYC Mayor’s Office: Official Opening of Harlem Biospace

On Tuesday, the New York City Mayor's office announced the official opening of Harlem Biospace and a $100-million early-stage life-science fund.

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Caring House: Durham, NC

Caring House in Durham, NC is a 12,900 square foot building associated with Duke Cancer Center that provides affordable housing for patients and their caregivers.

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On Site: Crane Lift

One of only two that exist on the east coast, this 600 ton hydraulic crane was used recently on a project BAM is working on in Tarrytown, NY.

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