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FLYING HIGH: American Airlines’ Expansive HQ

March 26th, 2020

FLYING HIGH: American Airlines’ Expansive HQ Averaging 6,700 flights a day that reach hundreds of destinations across the US, American Airlines is one of the nation’s top choices when it comes to air travel—yet their headquarters hadn’t been revamped in nearly three decades.

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Tribeca Transformation

March 24th, 2020

Tribeca Transformation Since it was built over 100 years ago, 15 Laight Street in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood has housed just about everything, from warehouse space and fashion studios to the Tribeca Film Festival’s original headquarters.

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SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF: STO Special Projects Team

March 17th, 2020

SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF: STO Special Projects Team As any property owner knows, improvement projects come in all shapes and sizes. A company may need a 250,000sf headquarters relocation—or simply to replace the carpet in their current space. That’s why STO’s New York office developed its Special Projects team, a group of seasoned construction professionals who tackle the often smaller, sometimes unique real estate needs of clients. “We developed this team nearly 25 years ago to challenge the assumption that we will only do larger, high-end projects,” says Stacey Dackson, vice president and director of STO’s Special Projects team. “We still have the backing and resources of a larger contractor but can deliver the faster, smaller projects.”

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A Lifetime of Quality Care

March 17th, 2020

A Lifetime of Quality Care One of LF Driscoll’s long-term clients is Penn Medicine, which oversees a system of six acute hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers across the greater Philadelphia region. Decades of experience working on their facilities has allowed LFD and Penn Medicine to forge a trusting partnership that helps them achieve their goals.

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The Art of Collaboration

February 25th, 2020

The Art of Collaboration Our People are the stars Last week there were joyous scenes as the leading Trans-Atlantic law firm, Sidley Austin, celebrated the completion of their new London HQ. Structure Tone’s team were recognised for their herculean efforts and each person presented with an objet d’art for their part in creating an iconic workspace.

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GIVING BACK: Creative Art Works

January 2nd, 2020

GIVING BACK: Creative Art Works Since 1986, Creative Art Works (CAW) has been giving under-resourced neighborhoods the opportunity to empower kids through art. By providing the materials and direction to hone career-oriented skills, actualize creativity, and engage with the community, CAW is helping young people develop the confidence and connections they need to thrive. One of their most impactful programs pairs groups of kids with artists to create lasting murals in their community. 

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Almost Home: NYC’s New Irish Arts Center

December 31st, 2019

Almost Home: NYC’s New Irish Arts Center Over 33 million Americans—10% of the population—claim Irish heritage, according to the 2017 US Census. Irish Arts Center in New York City has long recognized and represented this deep connection between the US and the Emerald Isle, showcasing Irish artists and performers from their New York City space since 1972.   

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A Tech Revolution: Reimagining the Museum of the Dog

December 31st, 2019

A Tech Revolution: Reimagining the Museum of the Dog Technology has transformed the way the world consumes media—and art is no exception. Today, museums around the globe have embraced technology as a means of enhancing the visitor’s experience. So, when the American Kennel Club (AKC) decided it was time to return the Museum of the Dog (MOD) to its New York City roots, they saw the move as the perfect opportunity to bring the museum into the 21st century. 

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ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS: Which One Is Right for Your Project?

December 31st, 2019

ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS: Which One Is Right for Your Project? For the most part, the traditional “design-bid-build” model for the construction process has been a practical, straightforward means for delivering a construction project. The architect designs, a contractor is hired through the bid process, and the contractor builds.

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“ReNewell” Project: Restoring University of Florida’s Newell Hall

December 31st, 2019

"ReNewell" Project: Restoring University of Florida's Newell Hall Every two years the student government at the University of Florida polls students on what the university can do to improve. And every year, students responded they needed more locations to study on campus. 

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Homerun for the Phillies: Renovations at Citizens Bank Park

December 30th, 2019

Homerun for the Phillies: Renovations at Citizens Bank Park After completing a series of renovations during the 2018 offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies kept the ball rolling in 2019 with a complete overhaul of Citizens Bank Park’s third-base entry plaza. The Phillies again partnered with LF Driscoll to transform the existing McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon into a brand-new fan area called Pass and Stow—all within six months. 

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Feeding the Future

December 30th, 2019

feeding-the-future Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592—nearly 500 years ago. Needless to say, history is integral to the campus and its culture. At the same time, the college is one of Ireland’s most prestigious and progressive and has made it a point to integrate its historic campus within and among the dynamic Dublin cityscape.

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Renew & Refresh: Renovating in the Hospitality Sector

December 13th, 2019

Renew & Refresh: Renovating in the Hospitality Sector Hotels aren’t just a place to sleep. They reflect and contribute to the cultural fabric of their city—sometimes even help define it. But as increased competition, online reviews, and public expectations change, hotels must keep up.

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It’s All About the Fans: Reshaping Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center

December 13th, 2019

It’s All About the Fans: Reshaping Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center In the world of sports, competition is everything. And not just for the players—sports arenas, too, must constantly up their game to remain in tune with spectator expectations and needs.

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The Retail Race

December 13th, 2019

The Retail Race Designing and building large department stores presents a series of contrasts—they can be fairly straightforward in concept, yet ever-shifting as the project moves forward. Clearly segmented into departments, but under one comprehensive roof. In other words, these types of retail projects have their own unique quirks that require a certain level of experience and skill to manage together with the owner, the design team, and the various vendors who become part of the team as the store approaches opening day.

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Anchoring the Team: Bloomingdale’s at the SoNo Collection

December 9th, 2019

Anchoring the Team: Bloomingdale’s at the SoNo Collection Since its start in 1861, Bloomingdale’s has become a household name. Known for their luxury products and diverse selection of brands, it’s become popular both in name and style.

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INTRODUCING: BCCI

December 4th, 2019

This past spring, BCCI Construction Company joined STO Building Group as our new West Coast partner, extending the family of companies' network of resources and service offerings. For over 30 years, BCCI has built award-winning projects and lasting relationships with progressive, industry-leading organizations.

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: Brinker International’s Headquarters

November 18th, 2019

  After being planted along the LBJ Freeway for over 30 years, Brinker International, Inc., one of the world's leading casual dining companies, decided to consolidate their operations and create a new headquarters that would better reflect their business’s bright future.

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Space as a Service: VARISPACE Las Colinas

November 18th, 2019

“Finding a better way” isn’t just the motto at VARIDESK—it’s the principle that launched the company. When one of the cofounders wasn’t happy with the complicated assembly of his sit/stand desk, he and his partner took on the challenge to “find a better way” by building their own desk. And so VARIDESK was born.

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THE NEW LAW FIRM Can Law Firms Think Outside The Box?

November 18th, 2019

THE NEW LAW FIRM Can Law Firms Think Outside The Box? Law firms around the globe have slowly started incorporating flexibility into the work environment. But in an industry where confidentiality is king, creating a space that fosters transparency and collaboration, while allowing for privacy, is challenging to say the least.

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