Case Studies

Kalinka B. Ivanova – HOLT CAT

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Texas is in growth mode and so is HOLT CAT. Conveniently headquartered in San Antonio, it’s the nation’s largest dealer, leaser and servicer of the heavy Caterpillar equipment and engines used to build roads, bridges and myriad other projects from the Red River to the Rio Grande. But HOLT’s growth, like that of the Lone […]

Kevin O’Rourke – St. Francis College

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kevin O’Rourke says everything he does at St. Francis College comes back to the students. As vice president of capital projects and facilities management for the Brooklyn-based college, he says this approach is central to the college’s 2023 strategic vision. He says it’s also evident in a new academic building he and his team finished […]

Ken Feldman – Centuri Group, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Can’t be penny-wise and pound-foolish. That’s what Ken Feldman reminded his colleagues at Centuri Group Inc. when the lease was soon to expire at a company satellite, this one in the Washington D.C. metro area. Ostensibly the longstanding facility on the southeast portion of the Capital Beltway made sense, the rent being significantly less than […]

Kyle Houraney – Orange County Global Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It can be a riskier workplace than might be realized by those who don’t earn their livelihood at hospitals. Aside from being in proximity to ill and infectious patients, there’s the very real possibility of being assaulted by patients whose conditions might be aggravated by substance abuse. Or the hospital itself might be under threat. […]

Kim Alpert – Udemy Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

Kathleen Jordan – Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

To borrow from Mark Twain’s wit and wisdom, rumors of the department store’s demise may have been at least somewhat exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar shopping, as Forbes reports, is making a post-pandemic comeback, though it too must adjust to modern times. It is at Neiman Marcus Group, the national chain of high-end stores that Kathleen Jordan is […]

Kari Ihle – EVEREVE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though located in bustling Minneapolis and performing well, by the early 2010s, EVEREVE’s flagship location needed to update its in-store experience. Opened in 2004, it no longer reflected the company enough to be considered a flagship by design, Kari Ihle explains. She adds that many of the other nearly 80 locations at that point better […]

Kirk Smith – Darn Tough

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While people have been exploring nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirk Smith has been busy making sure their feet stay comfortable. He’s the director of engineering and maintenance at Darn Tough, a Vermont-based company that makes durable socks for outdoor activities or everyday wear. With a company saying of “Still Made in Vermont,” it won’t […]

Ken Bennett – Dallas Museum of Art

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ken Bennett clearly remembers his first “aha moment” with contemporary art. He was helping install the exhibition, “Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga,” at the Dallas Museum of Art. Sixty works by the two Japanese artists were on display from February to July of 2015. When Bennett, the […]

Ken Cooper – Larimer County Colorado

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Big things were afoot when Ken Cooper joined Larimer County, Colorado, government in 2016 as its director of facilities. As part of a facilities master plan he helped develop, the county was considering widespread improvements and expansion for county operations, most immediately to criminal justice and public health buildings. Yet there was always the chance […]

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