Case Studies Region: Southeast

Jennifer P. Striepling — Bloomin’ Brands Inc.

Walking into the world of fine dining at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar—located on Brickell Avenue in Miami—is to step into a subtle, sophisticated environment. The savory aroma of a prime dry-aged beef fills the air. Guests are seated at tables dressed in crisp linens. The backdrop is painted with contrasting colored walls from […]

Nick Coffelt – Aluma Systems

Picture yourself pouring a batch of jello into a series of differently-shaped molds. In what he admits is an overly simplistic explanation, this is how Nick Coffelt describes what he does for work to friends at cocktail parties or relatives around the Thanksgiving dinner table. With one important exception: Instead of colored sugar water, he […]

William Maffett – Auburn University

What culinary student wouldn’t like to learn how to learn how to cook under the eyes of a master chef in a world-class educational setting? (As long as it isn’t Gordon Ramsey of Hell’s Kitchen?) But that is just one of many options for hospitality students at Auburn University’s forthcoming $95.4 million culinary center approved […]

Alix Loiseau – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd.

The construction industry knows all about BIM, the high-tech Building Information Modeling that has revolutionized the ground-up design and construction process by providing a detailed, virtual, 3-dimentional model of a structure before any ground is broken. Well, now there’s SHIM, as in Ship Information Modeling—the process that Alix Loiseau has pursued since becoming director of […]

Nicholas Berndt – Porsche South Orlando

For some, satisfaction in the world of Porsche comes from feeling the car’s raw power and hearing the engine roar on an open road. To Nicholas Berndt, however, satisfaction stems from something a bit different: constructing the state-of-the-art LEED Certified dealerships that house these feats of German engineering. Having completed projects for nearly every U.S. […]

Josh McCollom – Kalera

You know you’re on to something when kids love eating salad. And not only that, they look forward to the bundles of leafy greens you bring home and can identify the different varieties on their plates. This has been Josh McCollom’s experience with his two young children since joining Kalera—and it’s a motivating factor for […]

Kaisey Kenkel – Hertz

The headaches of flying need not be passed on to ground transportation, which has been getting easier, airport by airport. Last November, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport—the nation’s third busiest—followed the recent model of others, consolidating car rental operations, parking and vehicular transit under one massive 2.5 million-square-foot offsite shell. But while O’Hare built this Multi […]

Jason Waters – Edwards Construction Services

A world unto itself in central Florida, The Villages has all the amenities of a bustling modern city and a small town community at the same time. There’s a Wolfgang Puck Restaurant, a hotel and spa, and shopping accessible by golf cart. There’s also a golf course and a variety of recreational facilities to support […]

Rabiah Brooken – Aptean

Professional change is tough. Whether you’re a seasoned executive advancing in your career or a young worker whose employer was recently acquired by another company, adjusting to new surroundings—physical, administrative or otherwise—can be a real challenge. Rabiah Reyome understands this better than anyone. After years of working with some of the country’s largest commercial real-estate […]

Samuel Sease – JRC Mechanical

A 27-story renovation of an office building into luxury apartments. A vertical expansion of an existing hospital. A historic hotel renovation with an on-site spa and a bourbon distillery. A college football stadium and dorm complex. A four-story college chemistry building with complex systems of lab hoods and inert gas lines. The mechanical, plumbing and […]

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