Case Studies

Kim Alpert – Udemy Inc.

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She hasn’t quite been on the job for three years but already Kim Alpert can divide into distinct thirds her time overseeing global properties for Udemy Inc. Hired in October 2019, she spent the first six or seven months learning the ways of this San Francisco-based MOOC—massive open online course provider—whose platform is accessed by […]

Douglas Diaz – Clark County School District

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A few years ago, if a light went out or a sink was leaking at Clark County School District, it could take days, or even weeks, before someone could get there to fix it. Now, facilities issues like this are resolved within hours. That’s because, in 2019, the Nevada district started a pilot building engineer […]

Mike Worley – CareATC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some spaces just have a calming effect, and while that can feel inexplicable, it’s not. Using a scientific approach known as evidence-based design, businesses—and particularly hospitals and health centers—can create interiors that improve the health of their clients’ workforce through better design. That’s been the focus of CareATC. Since 2000, the company has helped employers […]

Jeffrey Knight – Canadian Pacific

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s the template for the Canadian Pacific’s expansion. There, near the robust Port of Vancouver, where around 150 million metric tons of goods comes and goes annually aboard container ships, the iconic railway is enhancing its means to deliver to and fro. Last September it opened the Pacific Transload Express, a long white rectangular 117,000 […]

Hugo Ojeda – NVIDIA

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Magicians may be able pull rabbits out of hats, but Hugo Ojeda has a more impressive trick. For two decades, he’s been turning drawings into buildings. “I’ve always enjoyed the construction and facilities operations of high-tech companies,” says Ojeda, who started his career at IBM. “Each time I pass a building I helped create, I’m […]

Erik Hagstrom – KIPP SoCal Public Schools

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In Southern California, some public schools are overcrowded, leading to a lack of individualized attention for students with the most need. These students often struggle to keep up their grades and confidence. “In many Southern California communities, students don’t have access to high quality public schools, so to be able to offer them a charter […]

John Goss – Tar Heel Capital Corp.

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There John Goss was one May morning in Lexington, South Carolina, walking the site of what’s expected to be the 89th Wendy’s owned by Tar Heel Capital Corp. One needs to literally leave no stone unturned before any deal is sealed, he told Blueprint from his cellphone. Especially in the Southeast, Goss went on to […]

Sean McFaul – Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Since its founding in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Vertex Pharmaceuticals has fought serious diseases by understanding their underlying causes and going all-in to discover and develop medicines that address them. As senior director of real estate, Sean McFaul ensures Vertex has the workplaces necessary to research and develop therapies—and to attract researchers. Speaking with Blueprint […]

John Ellis – Intermountain Healthcare

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As part of efforts to imagine patient care of the future, John Ellis helped Intermountain Healthcare develop two rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including advanced telemetry, real-time location services, in-room diagnostic equipment and electrically tinted glass. However, Ellis, the corporate director of facilities management, says conversations are now more about the patients of the future […]

Mike Huff – Just Love Coffee

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Adopting a child is a life-changing decision. So is opening a business. But they don’t often go together as they did for Rob and Emily Webb of Just Love Coffee. In 2009, Rob Webb was on a flight to Ethiopia as the couple prepared to adopt two daughters. While on his adoption journey, he had […]

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