Case Studies December 2021

Chuck Blanchette – Boy Scouts of America/New England Base Camp

The Boy Scout motto is as timeless as it is succinct: Be Prepared. For Chuck Blanchette, those words ring as loudly today as when he was earning merit badges while progressing to Eagle Scout in the working-class city of Brockton, Massachusetts. Scouting wasn’t often discussed in the large high school he attended, but as Blanchette […]

Craig Dunlop – Vertex Education

The goal of Vertex Education is to “change lives through education ”—and Director of Facilities and Construction Craig Dunlop is working hard to ensure the organization’s schools and its students are equipped for that vision. To that end, Dunlop is building and maintaining facilities as part of a two-pronged endeavor. It involves improving cleanliness and […]

Elycia Child – The Abbey Company

It was a busy, hot summer night in the late 1980s when as a teenager Elycia Child got an introduction to conflict resolution in the kitchen of a lakeside resort in Muskoka, Canada. During a particularly bustling Saturday dinner rush, the dining room was mobbed with hungry families and squalling children, she remembers. In the […]

Jamie Breslin – Stanford University

The most successful major college athletic programs use more than just national championships in football and men’s basketball to measure greatness. “We really think that great athletic departments are coach driven, student-athlete centered and administration assisted,” Jamie Breslin says. “We work to live by that every day with the work we do as a team.” […]

Jim Slagle – Disneyland Resort

Jim Slagle has made a career out of helping to sustain quite the legacy. As vice president of facility asset management at Disneyland Resort, he feels like he is on hallowed ground. “Walt Disney’s legacy is visible throughout Disneyland park,” Slagle tells Blueprint in September 2021 from Anaheim, California, where he’s spent the second half […]

Jim Young – City of Richmond

In 2012, the Facilities and Project Development team for the City of Richmond was identified for improvement by the senior management team. The team, in British Columbia, Canada, had been working on an annex improvement project at Richmond City Hall which was experiencing budget and schedule challenges. Then Jim Young was consulted. He’d been with the City’s Engineering and […]

Laurie LeLack – Citrix Systems Inc.

She considers herself a bridge builder who brings together more than just her colleagues at Citrix Systems Inc., many of whom Laurie LeLack will never know by name. For her employer is a multinational cloud computing and virtualization technology company with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The more efficiently LeLack serves the workforce on the […]

Leela Woodfield – Junior Achievement of Georgia

It’s a typical morning in town. Offices, banks and stores bustle as people go to work and run errands. Whether it’s buying flooring, applying for a loan, or shipping a package, it’s all getting done inside a Junior Achievement Discovery Center—and the workers and shoppers are all middle schoolers. Designed to immersive them in the […]

Leo Bobadilla – Miami Dade College

The accident occurred early in the morning on a quiet, rural road in southern Florida, leaving the driver with broken bones and possible internal injuries. EMTs arrived quickly and stabilized the driver before heading for the heart of Miami’s Health District on what quickly became a rough ambulance ride on a narrow and bumpy road. […]

Manuel Lopez – University of South Florida

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at the University of South Florida could put in a maintenance request and someone would show up to fix the issue. Because of safety protocols during the height of the pandemic in 2020, it wasn’t so simple. When students put in a request, say for a flickering light or […]

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