Case Studies Region: Northeast

Dan Keller – Tower Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By now, examples of the economic tolls caused by climate change have become all too obvious: ramped-up water use by farmers to save their crops from droughts; billions of dollars in damages to towns torched by wildfires; lost tourism revenue as snow melts faster at ski resorts. But as directors of facilities across the country […]

David Martinson – Wells Fargo & Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When the new Wells Fargo corporate campus is completed in mid-2025, its twin 10-story buildings will loom large over the Las Colinas community in Irving, Texas, just outside Dallas. Their tinted exterior windows will literally reflect the growing community surrounding them, while helping heat and cool the 6,000 employees working there. The employees will also […]

Joe Dai – Mackenzie Door Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So how does one enter that most exclusive of Midtown Manhattan neighborhoods, the so-called Billionaires Row along the southern edge of Central Park? Easily enough, at least at 520 Park Ave., one of the newer skyscrapers and completed in 2018. The doors are open to everyone to view as they stroll by, even if they […]

Andrea Spadafora Kerr, AIA – UMass Memorial Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s a bed shortage at UMass Memorial Medical Center, as there is at many hospitals around the country. Hours may pass before an emergency patient can finally lay down in an appropriate place—a situation intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. At this sprawling three-campus facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, the issue is being dealt with. Not as […]

Dan Milinazzo – Real Value Ventures

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Dan Milinazzo grew up swinging a hammer alongside his father, who owned a construction business that handled commercial and residential roofing and siding installation.   As an adult, Milinazzo went on to work for an architecture firm, a building engineer, a construction company and a real estate investment trust.  Now, after roughly two decades in the […]

Gregg Stanzione – Related

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is a sprawling, ground-level shrine paying tribute to the lives lost in the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center. Its rectangular bronze panels, which bear the names of everyone killed in those attacks—along with the crashes at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania—surround walls of […]

Andrew Dudka – Criterium Dudka Engineers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Criterium-Dudka Engineers, President and Owner Andrew Dudka has built work-life balance into the foundations of his firm. An affiliate of Criterium Engineers, a national engineering-consulting company, Criterium-Dudka has been family-owned since 2017. And if anyone knows how important it is to have a life outside of work, it’s Dudka. “The thing about my office […]

Brandon Chandler – Temple University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Like many who rise to the rank of university housing facilities director, Brandon Chandler started at the bottom of the ladder, serving as a resident assistant at his alma mater, Rutgers University, and then taking a job as a housing coordinator after graduation. But as he began climbing the rungs, Chandler did something different: he […]

George Mejias – Valley Health System

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s far from the most expensive project he’s tackled as a healthcare construction executive, but it just might be the most challenging. There’s lots for George Mejias to consider as Valley Health System constructs a new hospital in Paramus, New Jersey, with related projects at 60-plus properties throughout the Garden State. “A very diversified position […]

Eric Williams – Corning Pharmaceutical Glass

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Eric Williams once used laboratory glassware as part of his daily work as a research associate at Wilmington Pharmatech. Now, he’s helping ensure lab glassware made at the Corning Pharmaceutical Glass in Vineland, New Jersey, doesn’t break when it’s shipped to customers. Williams, the plant facilities supervisor, is overseeing parking lot and road upgrades that […]

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