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Power to the People

August 4th, 2017

Southwest Airlines is clear about one thing: they put people first. In fact, the company’s stated purpose is to “connect people to what is important in their lives.” That purpose extends to their employees too.

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Born Again: Bringing the Boston Park Plaza Back to Life

May 15th, 2017

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel has seen a lot in its 90 years. Built in 1927, then as The Statler Hotel, the hotel made waves not only as the largest in New England, but also as the first to put radios and built-in closets in every room.

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Special Delivery in a Historic Building

May 10th, 2017

A historic transformation is underway in Holmdel, New Jersey—and it may just change the future of suburban office complexes. Somerset Development is leading the reinvention of the historic Bell Labs, where such technological wonders as long-distance television, the laser, and cell phones were invented.

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Northern Exposure

April 25th, 2017

Last summer, Structure Tone expanded its geographic reach into northern New England, establishing a base in New Hampshire and tackling over a dozen projects throughout the region in just a few months.

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A Tale of Two Cities—With a Common Goal

April 18th, 2017

As construction professionals, Structure Tone has built some of the most modern, collaborative and inspiring workplaces for companies of all shapes and sizes. But as trends and working styles evolved over time, some of our own offices weren't necessarily keeping up.

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Big-Picture Building

April 13th, 2017

Toothpaste. Deodorant. Soap. Pet food. Colgate-Palmolive makes them all. Such a big company has big needs when it comes to space. So when Colgate decided to enhance their Global Technology Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, and consolidate some operations from other facilities, they knew expansion would require some long-term vision.

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9 Things To Consider When Working In Tall buildings

March 27th, 2017

Nine factors to consider in the planning and building process to make sure the project is successful and you’re meeting the needs of the occupier.

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(Re)positioning For Success On Park avenue

March 1st, 2017

The office market has heated up across Manhattan, making competition to draw tenants stiff. So, when the owners of 237 Park Avenue purchased the 100-year-old building, they knew they needed to make some major changes to reposition the space and restore some of its luster.

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Remaking History: American Bible Society

February 14th, 2017

American Bible Society is nearly as old as America itself. Established in 1816, the organization has been working to make the Bible available to everyone, everywhere, no matter the language they speak. For 199 years, they based their work out of New York City, most recently near Columbus Circle, where what was once a neighborhood of low-rise buildings and autobody shops has given way to ultra-luxury condo high-rises.

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Pavarini McGovern: Celebrating 15 Years

February 9th, 2017

Pavarini McGovern is most proud of our 85% repeat client rate. We completed multiple projects over the last 15 years for clients such as Axel Stawski, Vornado Realty Trust, SL Green, SJP Properties and many others. View more of our signature projects on page 15 of the current issue of STOBG Insights.

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A Culture Of Excellence, On-Field And Off

February 3rd, 2017

Since 1848, the students at Sacred Heart Greenwich in Connecticut have committed themselves to a history of excellence, as students and community leaders. That commitment extends to athletics, too, where an age-appropriate approach to wellness and fitness carries on from kindergarten well into high school.

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Contemporary Spaces: Planning Makes Perfect

January 4th, 2017

Three-and-a-half months. That's how quickly financial services firm Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. needed to fit out and move into its new office in an existing high-rise in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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The Need For Speed

December 16th, 2016

In the fast-paced world of data, speed matters. Datacenter developers like CyrusOne are making speed-to-market a hallmark of their business, and efficient construction can make all the difference. Click to learn more.

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Small Spaces, Big Challenges

November 29th, 2016

At Boston College, the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department wanted a new lab to house this kind of geochemistry work, including what’s called a “TIMS” instrument, or Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry unit. In basic terms, this research studies the ages, rates and timescales of past Earth processes and helps trace how material moved within them.

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Trading Spaces: A New Look for a Houston Energy Giant

November 28th, 2016

As one of the world’s largest independent energy trading companies, Vitol needed its Houston, Texas office to reflect that impressive reputation. With its one-of-a-kind artwork and design features, its new space delivers.

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Showroom Spaces

November 7th, 2016

Flexibility. Technology. Distinction. All hallmarks of today’s retail showroom space or—as many industry professionals now call them—experience centers. “These spaces are all about the experience,” says Scott Davies, marketing strategy manager for appliance company Fisher & Paykel. “It provides a platform for our customers to interact with our appliances in a unique and memorable way through both physical and digital elements.”

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