Case Studies Region: Southwest

Steve Berry – Robson Resort Communities

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While his career in architecture and design has taken him all the way to the Middle East, Steve Berry’s home remains in a different arid climate: the Valley of the Sun in and around Phoenix.  Now senior vice president of architecture and design for Robson Resort Communities, Berry ensures the company’s portfolio continues to provide […]

Terri Candelaria – Freedom Financial Network

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Many people like to start their day with a hot, steamy cup of coffee—and those working at Freedom Financial Network are no different. Yet, Terri Candelaria, senior director of facilities and administration for the digital personal finance company, has elevated the daily ritual—and added a pop of fun. One of the two FFN buildings in […]

Miso Ivanisevic – Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As he completes a second decade with the Hyatt Hotels Corp., it’s safe to say Miso Ivanisevic has found a place to stay. The director of engineer and facilities for the Hyatt Regency and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk in San Antonio, Texas, has risen through the company ranks for 18 years. He started […]

Amanda Stephens – Methodist Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not that other facilities managers don’t have to consider how to place electrical outlets or add plexiglass to workstations as part of their jobs. But the stakes are higher for Amanda Stephens, director of facilities management for one of Methodist Healthcare’s nine hospitals in San Antonio, Texas. In fact, designing, planning and building spaces […]

Paul Callaghan – Footprint

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With floating polyethylene islands twice the size of Texas and beaches that have as much trash as sand, it’s no exaggeration to say the planet is drowning in plastic. While cleanup helps, the ultimate solution may lie with plastic alternatives, says Paul Callaghan. As the vice president and general manager of facilities and construction at […]

Bradley Nelson – SPIRE Hospitality

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The good news for Bradley Nelson—and all of the hospitality industry—is hotels are filling again after occupancy rates plummeted in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Occupancy rates are projected to reach 63 percent in 2022, increasing from 54 percent in 2021 and 44 percent in 2020—and approaching pre-pandemic levels. Revenue is increasing, too, with […]

Mike Worley – CareATC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some spaces just have a calming effect, and while that can feel inexplicable, it’s not. Using a scientific approach known as evidence-based design, businesses—and particularly hospitals and health centers—can create interiors that improve the health of their clients’ workforce through better design. That’s been the focus of CareATC. Since 2000, the company has helped employers […]

Nicole Hughes – PCRK Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Nicole Hughes, even seemingly minor details, like a hook on a door, can make a major difference. “When most people plan a build-out or remodel, they may first consider larger elements, like installing cabinetry or replacing outdated carpeting with new flooring,” says Hughes, the director of construction and facilities with PCRK Group, the owner […]

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 […]

Tim Aimone – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new headquarters, employees can have a work meeting, grab coffee at a cafe, work out and go to the pharmacy, all without leaving the building. After two years of employees working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new building opened on February 14 in Houston, Texas. It was designed […]

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