Case Studies

MacLachlan Cornelius & Filoni Inc.

In 1859, amidst acres of 400-year-old trees in what is now the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College’s first president, Horace Mann, addressed the graduating class with these infamous words: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” Not unsurprisingly, this expectation has bred a campus culture […]

Malcolm LeMay – Oregon State University College of Business

After upgrading HVAC systems to protect against COVID-19, Malcolm LeMay had to shut them down. The director of operations had been “bringing in as much air as possible” at Oregon State University College of Business from March to September of 2020 to limit the spread of the virus. Then, just before students returned for the […]

Marc Caristi – Prestige Alarm & Service

Marc Caristi says he had the best role model and mentor for a career at an alarm company: his father, Joe. Growing up around the family business—Boston-based Prestige Alarm & Service—the younger Caristi was inspired his father’s commitment to installing and maintaining fire alarm and sprinkler systems for more than 25 years. In fact, seeing […]

Marc Rienow – Gengras Motor Cars

They told him when he started he wouldn’t be asked to work at the auto dealerships. No, Marc Rienow was hired specifically to care for the Gengras family’s 40-acre estate in central Connecticut; he’d not be setting foot on Motor Cars lots or inside showrooms. That didn’t last long—within three months after his 1993 hiring, […]

Marc Zimmer – Frener & Reifer

It was definitely not a case of “one if by land, two if by sea.” Instead, when it came time to deliver and install the 32-foot-high glass panels for the new Apple flagship store façade in Chicago, it was bring it by barge up the Chicago River. The panels were not just dropped off at […]

Marcel Falkenham – Acadia University

The old saying goes that the road to success is paved with failures. Modern times call for an upgraded adage: The road to green energy and sustainability is illuminated by LED lights. Many of those innovative roads weave through college and university campuses, where the exterior architecture may be traditional, but renovated interiors bring modern […]

Margana Suendermann Nord – Carta

There was no crystal ball predicting Margana Suendermann Nord would be helping design and build the workplaces of tomorrow for Carta. But then, what crystal ball predicted on-site workplaces would become endangered because of a global pandemic, the likes of which had not been seen in a century? As head of real estate and workplace […]

Maria O’Callaghan-Cassidy – The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

It may not be the most original line, but it seems to stand the test of time. “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you are reminded that you have not,” remarks Maria O’Callaghan-Cassidy, who’s seen a lot in her 23 years in the facilities and operations end of The Wharton School at the […]

Mark Anema – Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center

It used to be that if you were getting physical therapy for your hip through Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, you had to fight cross-town traffic, travelling to one of its three locations in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. That logistical nightmare is now a thing of the past, says Director of Facilities Mark […]

Mark Beroney – Atlantic Prefab

Between fears of COVID-19 and the resulting rise in unemployment, panic and uncertainty have seeped into just about every industry in America. But for Mark Beroney, president of Atlantic Prefab in Wilton, New Hampshire, business is booming. At the prefabrication firm, he’s keeping more than 30 employees on the payroll and projects moving forward with […]

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