Partnering With
The Client

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Stony Brook, New York

The Not-For-Profit project type brings a different set of requirements for project management that BAM is well positioned for. Regardless of organization type, BAM’s relationship centric project and client approach bodes well when there are many stakeholders involved in the development and planning process. We understand that there are a variety of voices that need to be heard from and requirements addressed, including Board Members, Donors, Organization Leadership, and End Users to name a few. Clear and consistent communication is critical for all parties to move together in a unified project approach. BAM led presentation and discussions through each phase of the project’s development to ensure project success from all vantage points.

Bonding and
Community Building

Yale New Haven Health
Lauren Telesz | Smilow Teen Center
In Partnership With Teen Cancer America
New Haven, CT

An exciting expansion at Yale New Haven Health focuses on the needs of a unique and often overlooked demographic – teenage cancer patients. The new center is the resulting collaboration between a charity started by the rock band The Who named Teen Cancer America and Lauren Telesz, a cancer survivor whose passion raised a majority of the project’s funding. At its core, the 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.

Academic Environments

DNA Learning Center
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
DNA Learning Center
Sleepy Hollow, New York

As Regeneron continues to grow, BAM is collaborating with them on a second site located in nearby Sleepy Hollow. A priority of Regeneron’s founders is to support students interested in STEM, and this project realizes their dream of providing an on-site location at Regeneron to welcome and engage students in a real-world laboratory setting.


Culture is an asset of BAM, and the alignment of our values with our clients historically resulted in strong working teams and successful projects. BAM is 25% women and minority-owned and 40% of board members are women and minority.

Some of the diversity and inclusion initiatives we have are:

Workplace D+I Toolkit

BAM Creative is collaborating with our client Queens Defenders in developing a Workplace Toolkit promoting best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Culture Circles

An office wide, facilitated forum for discussing bias faced by our people in the workplace and our industry.

Lessons Learned

A biweekly discussion and office-wide celebration of teachable moments in architecture and design encountered by our team.

People's Group

An informal, moderated, open-ended, group discussion about racism and sexism.

Culture Posts and Case Studies

Bam Creative + Queens Defenders Collaboration

Queens Defenders, Community Justice Center, Far Rockway

Amanda Gorman
Inauguration Speech

Who Are the Black DesignersThat Inspire You?

To encourage employees to vote, BAM Creative designated election day 2020 as a "no meetings day".


The work is for renovations to the building located as noted herein. The basic services consist of converting the former social enterprise café space into a Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The space is approximately 2,500 SF. We understand that there is a critical opening date of June 30, 2021. The scope of work will include:

Development of a Schematic Design based on the ‘Draft Conceptual Layout’ (Appendix B) and Best Buy Teen Tech Center Design Kit (Appendix C).

Development of floor plans, elevations, sections, wall details, interior elevations, special treatments, finishes and specifications.

Preparation of detailed cost summary and construction timeline.

Prepare Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment plans and pricing estimates.

Development of bid documents and DOB plans for submission including expeditor fees (if necessary). Considering the project budget, we recommend limiting the scope of work to avoid requiring Department of Building permits and expeditor fees. Permitting and Expediting fees are provided as Alternate Scope, if they potentially are needed for the project.

The Budget, Design Considerations, & GSS’ Vision will be the top priorities of the project.

  • Security will be a significant portion of the design considerations.
  • The design will incorporate and maintain the existing plant wall, Carla Torres’ mural, and a GSS identity.
  • The Kitchen and other basic building infrastructure must remain intact.
  • The daytime food pantry needs will be maintained with the proposed multifunctional reconfiguration.
  • Two restroom configurations will remain. The design team will investigate whether they are currently compliant to be ADA Accessible or whether modifications are needed.

The CBS Sports project shown below is one other example of how branding and graphic imagery can be dramatically incorporated into an environment.


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