Case Studies

Allysia Kizzee – Rice University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Houston, Allysia Kizzee recalls seeing the grandeur of Rice University while passing by—the quads with vibrant green lawns bordered by brick buildings, many connected by covered walkways with majestic arches.   “Looking at it from the outside, it may seem simple,” she says. “When you come inside the hedges, we have a complex, […]

Andrea Wolf

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A 2022 article in Bloomberg magazine emphasized how recent labor shortages have led to women smashing past the concrete ceiling in the construction industry. Meticulously charting her path through the similar and adjacent boy’s club of corporate real estate, Andrea Wolf spent the past three decades firmly ignoring ceilings. Instead, she developed her guiding philosophy […]

Angela Meyer – Southeast Missouri State University

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Tunnels are the perfect fodder for a host of myths, urban legends or, in the case of Southeast Missouri State University, campus lore. So, in October 2022, with Halloween right around the corner, SeMo students tracked down the campus director of facilities management, Angela Meyer, to debunk the mystery. Meyer, who’s been on campus for […]

Alex Klimsiak – Holt Renfrew

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even in today’s Amazon-driven economy, some things just can’t be bought online. Among them, the store experience. Not just any store experience, says Alex Klimsiak who has done much to enhance Holt Renfrew locations over the past year. The luxury department store chain is Canada’s version of such south-of-the-border high-end retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue […]

Allison Wright and Kerri Souriol – Calgary Stampede

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The dust has long settled, and the horses and livestock have returned to the ranches of Western Canada and elsewhere. What, for 10 roarin’ and rompin’ July days, had been the Province of Alberta’s third-largest city—actually, a city within the city of Calgary—has been mostly vacated. But a year passes quickly for those entrusted with […]

Amanda Stephens – Methodist Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not that other facilities managers don’t have to consider how to place electrical outlets or add plexiglass to workstations as part of their jobs. But the stakes are higher for Amanda Stephens, director of facilities management for one of Methodist Healthcare’s nine hospitals in San Antonio, Texas. In fact, designing, planning and building spaces […]

Ashley Shoults – Veterinary Emergency Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One of the worst things a pet owner can experience is having to bring their sick or injured animal to an emergency veterinary hospital. Waiting anxiously in the lobby while their beloved pet is taken behind closed doors; worrying how the pet is reacting to strangers and other animals: it’s a situation ripe for stress. […]

Anthony Fragale – Greenpark Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A visit to Toronto and its surrounding communities quickly shows how the real estate market is looking up. That’s not just in terms of prices—it’s also about the high-rise projects filling the skyline in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and Vaughan. Anthony Fragale is making a career of building up. As the director of high-rise construction for […]

Andy Poticha – Mosaic Construction and Cannabis Facility Construction

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Lifelong design builder Andy Poticha has never won the lottery, but he got lucky several years ago when a former client got some of the first medical cannabis licenses in Illinois and asked him to design and build dispensaries for the business. “I had never seen a dispensary before, and now we’re getting half our […]

Alexis Baker – Manheim Central School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Although she’s not a teacher, Alexis Baker impacts students every day. As the director of facilities at Manheim Central School District, she says she considers their experience in every project. Whether with large undertakings, like renovating the high school, or smaller ones, such as creating a pollinator garden at the middle school, Baker tries to […]

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