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A LIFE SCIENCES EXPLOSION: Exploring the Northeast Supercluster

April 19th, 2021

Pre-pandemic, the life sciences sector was growing rapidly throughout the Northeast United States. Now, with all eyes on the industry developing and manufacturing the vaccine, five markets across the region—Boston-Cambridge, Washington DC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City—were named in the top ten US life sciences clusters by CBRE. Together, the supercluster accounts for 72% of existing life sciences inventory by square footage, 56% of under construction life sciences inventory, and 40% of lab conversions.

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WILLIS TOWERS WATSON: Built to Flex

December 15th, 2020

After spending 45 years in the Centre Square complex, Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions firm, decided to move just a few blocks away to another one of Philly’s premier office buildings: 1735 Market Street. With two other offices located across the greater Philadelphia area, the relocation provided the company with an opportunity to modernize while maintaining their presence in the city’s central business district.

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COVID AND THE CAMPUS: An insider perspective

December 3rd, 2020

When students don’t return to campus, what happens to the buildings? Here facilities executives from three higher education institutions shed light on how COVID-19 has affected the physical campus and their predictions on what’s to come.

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UPDATING AN ICON: 1735 Market Street

July 14th, 2020

With 54 stories conveniently located in Philly’s central business district, Silverstein Properties’ 1735 Market Street is the perfect home for any high-end corporate office—and in the last eight years, Structure Tone Philadelphia has fit out quite a few. From 12,000sf showrooms to 100,000sf office spaces, Structure Tone’s Philly team has transformed 19 floors within this popular high-rise.

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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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Michael Walsh Joins LF Driscoll as Engineering Specialist

February 3rd, 2020

Michael Walsh Joins LF Driscoll as Engineering Specialist Philadelphia, PA (January 31, 2020) – Industry veteran Michael P. Walsh has joined Philadelphia-based construction firm LF Driscoll as Engineering Specialist.

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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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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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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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Flexibility and Adaptability: What’s Next for Workplace Design

October 15th, 2019

Collaboration. Connection. Choice. Those have been the operative words in office design over the last few years, particularly as the open-plan concept has taken hold. How are those ideas changing the workplace, and where are we headed next? We spoke with three workplace design experts to get their take on the workplace then, now and in the future.

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WATERFRONT REVIVAL: American Water HQ

July 9th, 2019

For decades, the Delaware River waterfront in Camden, New Jersey was a hub of industrial activity. But as manufacturing declined across the US, Camden suffered. Many factories closed and, over time, the waterfront was largely abandoned.

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Challenged Accepted: BCG Philadelphia

January 16th, 2019

What do you do when you’re tasked with renovating 52,000sf of high-end office space—while employees continue working in it? Communicate. A lot. So says Vincent Sarnatora, Structure Tone project manager who led the recent expansion of Boston Consulting Group’s Philadelphia offices from one floor to two.

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Taking Coordination to the Next Level: Axalta’s Global Innovation Center

November 26th, 2018

Nine different types of laboratories. Seven demolished buildings. Over 175,000sf of new build. A patented “regenerative thermal oxidizer” unit. And, of course, offices. These are just some of the special features of Axalta’s new Global Innovation Center in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

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Structure Tone Philadelphia: Expanded and Enhanced

November 20th, 2018

Since the birth of the nation, Philadelphia has been an anchor of US culture and economy, particularly on the East Coast. That’s why, in 2006, Structure Tone officially opened an office in the City of Brotherly Love, establishing a local team for the firm’s expanding client base. And expand it did.

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Scheduling in the Digital Age: Q&A with Paul Gabriel of Aegis

November 14th, 2018

Technology has long played a key role for project controls and scheduling consultants like Aegis. But when the company joined the team building Penn Medicine’s new pavilion project, the need to innovate and collaborate through technology became that much more important.

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Digital Transformation: How Technology Is Changing the Industry

October 21st, 2018

In the fast-paced world of construction technology, staying ahead of the curve is the only way to stay in the game.

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ALTERED REALITY: Bringing Data Coordination into the Field

October 17th, 2018

y Shaun Patchell, VDC Specialist, LF Driscoll Augmented, virtual and mixed reality tools have blurred the lines between the digital and physical worlds of construction, allowing for more efficient data management, more effective models and enhanced collaboration.

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Welcome to Wowtown

June 28th, 2018

Founded in 2002 and based in the City of Philadelphia, extreme value retailer Five Below has been growing in leaps and bounds, now with over 640 stores across the country.

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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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