Case Studies

Chris Baker – Renown Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s another Monday morning meeting as you settle in with a cup of coffee, chit chat about your weekend and focus on the agenda as your week begins. Wait. You want to do what? You want to do it by when? Such was the scene in March 2020 as the leadership, construction and facilities, IT […]

CSU Channel Islands – Wesley Cooper

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A 17-year-old Wesley Cooper would never forget the haunting screams of a woman burning to death in a car fire—and he never imagined his efforts to save her life would lead to a multiple careers. Seeing her car aflame in a ditch as a passerby, the teenager rushed to her aid, attempting to break the […]

Carolyn McDonough – The University of Maine System

Est. reading time: 4 mins

On entering the state-of-the-art academic building, students will encounter an expansive and bright Welcome Center, STEM Outreach Center, café and collaborative commons. From there, they’ll have access to multi-use classrooms, research areas, teaching labs, conference rooms and offices—all part of the three-story, 107,000-square-foot brick and glass structure. The focal point of the facility, though, will […]

Caitlin Summers – MOM’s Organic Market

Est. reading time: 4 mins

This grocery chain’s latest opening had some curve balls thrown its way. COVID-19 has had such effects on construction projects everywhere, but it wouldn’t unduly delay MOM’s Organic Market from expanding to Abington, Pennsylvania, this past Sept. 4. Oh, it took some pivoting, acknowledges Caitlin Summers, the new director of construction and facilities who oversaw […]

Curtis Furtaw – City Club Apartments

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s something about an on-site visit from a corporate boss that can be unsettling. Especially in these uncertain economic times. Though Curtis Furtaw doesn’t want that to be the case when he makes regular stops at the eight rental properties he oversees for City Club Apartments. Sure, his letterhead identifies him as senior regional facilities […]

Christine McHugh

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Imagine you’re negotiating a real estate lease for a global firm that does most of its work overseas. How do you assess off-hour HVAC/power usage requirements or factor energy use intensity provisions into your lease deal? “If you are managing real estate portfolios, understanding energy consumption patterns is key,” says Christine McHugh, who manages global […]

Comico Hadden

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When it comes to pulling together construction projects, Comico Hadden got a formidable lesson from two strong-minded women in her life who taught her anything can be achieved with hard work and persistence. She learned that firsthand when her mother and grandmother bought an affordable fixer-upper in northern New Jersey and taught the 8-year-old how […]

Childress Klein – Jon Wilson

Est. reading time: 3 mins

While Jon Wilson found his love of construction early on in his career, 14 years ago this Wisconsin native was looking for a change of scenery. When someone mentioned the word “lake” in reference to North Carolina, that’s all he had to hear. Bags packed, in 2006 Wilson and his family headed south, where he […]

Christopher Lee – Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Christopher Lee says he loves working for a place where he knows his contributions are creating a lasting impact and positive foundation for people. At the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto—part of Stanford Children’s Health—Lee is doing just that. As the hospital’s director of information systems, construction and implementations, he helped guide a […]

Christopher Hahn – Volkswagen Group of America Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Just keeping up with the real estate and facility demands would keep Christopher Hahn busy. But as director real estate and facility services at Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Hahn’s not only looking for the new sites to design and test an array of styles and brands, he’s looking ahead to ensure future office and […]

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