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STO For The Win!

June 19th, 2018

Structure Tone’s quarterly magazine, STO Insights, has been recognized for its outstanding graphics and content by Graphic Design USA and the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Structure Tone’s STO Insights magazine won a Liberty Award in the New York chapter of the Society of Marketing Professional Services’ Marketing Communication Awards (MCA).

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Structure Tone’s Red Hat Project Wins IFMA Boston People’s Choice Award

June 19th, 2018

More than 2,500 people cast their vote   Structure Tone’s Boston office came out a winner in this year’s Awards of Excellence program for the Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

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Crain’s includes three Structure Tone projects in its “Five Coolest Offices in New York 2018”

June 13th, 2018

This year, Crain’s conducted an open-ended survey to determine New York City’s five coolest office spaces. Crain’s criteria were flexible, but the space’s aesthetics, functionality, sustainability and innovative aspects all factored into the publication’s ultimate decision to include three of Structure Tones’ projects in their final list: Gensler, Itochu International and Nixon Peabody.

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Ultimate Experience: Sewell BMW of Grapevine

June 12th, 2018

The Sewell family of auto dealerships in Texas has always put the customer experience at the center of their business. As they put it, they’re aiming to build “customers for life.” The company’s newest dealership in Grapevine, Texas puts that purpose on display with a building that creates an experience not only for customers, but also for associates.

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Giving Back: Hurricane Harvey Relief

June 8th, 2018

Last August, Hurricane Harvey ravaged the southern United States and the Caribbean, hitting the Houston, Texas region especially hard. Reports estimate that the storm left over $125 billion of damage in its wake, tying it with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest hurricane in recorded US history, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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The key to construction process success? Pre-Construction

June 6th, 2018

In my 22 years in construction on both the client and contractor side,  it is clear to me that the aim of any client and project team has remained simple: to be as efficient as possible.   What is one of the most effective ways to achieve that goal? The pre-construction processes.

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Back at Home for the Boston Globe

June 5th, 2018

Sixty years ago, the Boston Globe left downtown Boston to open a large newsroom and printing complex on the outskirts of the city. The workplace mirrored what was standard for a newspaper at the time—cubicles, telephones, stacks of paper and lots of beige.

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What is the Passive House Standard and Why Should You Care?

May 30th, 2018

By Chris Donnelly, project manager, LF Driscoll Initiated in Europe, Passive House is a third-party sustainable building standard that has started to pick up steam in the US. Passive building involves a set of quantifiable, performance-oriented design principles.

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Sustainable Innovation with Historic Preservation

May 29th, 2018

When it comes to sustainability, New York City is now looking to one of the oldest institutions in the world—the Catholic church—as an innovator. As part of its nearly $200-million restoration effort, St. Patrick’s Cathedral recently updated its heating and cooling system, opting to install a 240-ton geothermal system that uses the ground’s energy to regulate building temperatures.

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All Together Now: Allergan’s New NJ Headquarters

May 24th, 2018

There is a real estate trend afoot in New Jersey: Large companies are consolidating their dispersed offices into collaborative campuses in the region’s suburbs. Pharmaceutical giant Allergan is one of the latest examples, bringing together over 1,800 employees from four different offices into a united, 440,000sf campus in Madison, New Jersey.

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Investing in Quality: IPUT’s New Dublin HQ

May 22nd, 2018

IPUT is Ireland’s premier commercial real estate fund, with over 5Msf of real estate under management, and the largest owner of prime commercial property in Dublin’s city centre.

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Seamlessly Sustainable: LoyaltyOne Toronto Headquarters

May 17th, 2018

Design is certainly a—if not THE—driving force behind the sustainability of the built environment. But construction plays an important role as well, particularly when it comes to reusing and recycling materials and enhancing indoor air quality.

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Q&A with Andrew Kelleher, who Joins Structure Tone to lead our Science & Technology business

April 25th, 2018

Science and Technology specialist Andrew Kelleher has joined our London office to lead S&T Business. Here Andrew shares some of his background and goals for his new role with Structure Tone.

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GIVING BACK: Cureapalooza

April 23rd, 2018

Golf tournaments. Dinners. Donation drives. These are some of the tried-and-true methods of corporate fundraising, and they have certainly helped make a difference to thousands of deserving charities over the years. But Govan Brown didn’t want to go the usual route. They wanted something unique. Something inspiring.

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Structure Tone Southwest Adds Two Directors to Houston Office

April 19th, 2018

Texas-based Structure Tone Southwest has added two new directors to its Houston operations. Justin Goodman joins the firm as Director of Business Development, and Saleem Qassem joins as Director of Operations. Justin comes to the company from AECOM, where he led the healthcare, higher education and social infrastructure sectors.

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Havas’ London Office Wins Coveted BCO Award

April 19th, 2018

Fitted out by Structure Tone, this vertical village is reimagining the modern office. The new offices for Havas UK at London’s Pancras Square House has won the regional British Council for Offices (BCO) “Best Fit Out of Workplace” Award in the annual BCO Awards program.

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BUILDING VALUE WITH IVY REALTY

April 18th, 2018

Like many industries, the commercial real estate business tends to be cyclical—a building gets updated to keep up with trends and tenant preferences, and eventually needs upgrading again as those trends change and the building ages. Savvy developers understand this cycle and plan their investment strategies accordingly.

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ADDED VALUE: Using Building Model Data for Facilities Management

April 16th, 2018

By Xinan Jiang, ACT project coordinator, Structure Tone Your building project is done! Construction is complete, and all the 3D models have been coordinated, updated and filed away. So what happens to all of that valuable data? In most cases, nothing—until it’s time for a renovation or other construction project.

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ULTIMATE PARTNER: Q&A On the Role of the Owner’s Rep with CBRE’s Scott Allen

April 11th, 2018

The role of an “owner’s rep” in commercial real estate projects has evolved significantly in the last two decades. How has that affected the relationships among a project team—and why does that matter to clients? Philadelphia-based CBRE director of project management Scott Allen answers those questions and more in this industry Q&A.

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Designed for Dance

April 9th, 2018

For nearly 60 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been performing for audiences across the globe, using their signature interpretation of the beauty and humanity of African-American heritage to unite people of all backgrounds. But New York City is their home.

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