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News & Insights

Philadelphia Museum of Art Completes Major Expansion and Renovations, Built by LF Driscoll

May 13th, 2021

On May 7, 2021, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled its new additions and renovations to the public, celebrating a decades-long planning, design, and construction effort. The museum’s "Core Project," envisioned by architect Frank Gehry, renewed the museum's infrastructure, and opened the heart or "core" of the main building.

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LF Driscoll’s Modern Approach to Diversity

May 3rd, 2021

Diversity is a fact; inclusion is a choice. Join LF Driscoll’s EOP and controls manager, Saege Steele, as she discusses what’s worked—and what hasn’t—when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry with two executives who are leading the charge: Blane Stoddart, president and CEO of BFW Group, and Mike Delaney, executive vice president at LF Driscoll.

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A LIFE SCIENCES EXPLOSION: Exploring the Northeast Supercluster

April 19th, 2021

Pre-pandemic, the life sciences sector was growing rapidly throughout the Northeast United States. Now, with all eyes on the industry developing and manufacturing the vaccine, five markets across the region—Boston-Cambridge, Washington DC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City—were named in the top ten US life sciences clusters by CBRE. Together, the supercluster accounts for 72% of existing life sciences inventory by square footage, 56% of under construction life sciences inventory, and 40% of lab conversions.

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Structure Tone US Promotes Seven Leaders to New Executive Positions

April 9th, 2021

New York, NY (April 9, 2021) – Structure Tone has promoted several leaders across multiple US locations to Vice President positions.

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The US Northeast Corridor: A Life Sciences Supercluster

March 1st, 2021

With all eyes on the industry developing and manufacturing the vaccine, five markets across the US Northeast—Boston-Cambridge, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York City—were named in the top ten US life science clusters by CBRE. Join Kaitlyn Blazer, business development manager at Structure Tone Philadelphia, as she discusses the life sciences construction boom with experts in the region: Pat Toner, STOBG VP and national life sciences sector leader, Stephen Neeson, SVP of operations and life sciences sector leader for Structure Tone New Jersey, and Nick Cassaro, senior life sciences project manager for Structure Tone Boston.

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December 15th, 2020

After spending 45 years in the Centre Square complex, Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions firm, decided to move just a few blocks away to another one of Philly’s premier office buildings: 1735 Market Street. With two other offices located across the greater Philadelphia area, the relocation provided the company with an opportunity to modernize while maintaining their presence in the city’s central business district.

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COVID AND THE CAMPUS: An insider perspective

December 3rd, 2020

When students don’t return to campus, what happens to the buildings? Here facilities executives from three higher education institutions shed light on how COVID-19 has affected the physical campus and their predictions on what’s to come.

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First Responders: Healthcare Construction in a Pandemic

September 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 upended the way we all live and work. But nothing compares to the impact it has had on the healthcare sector. Not only were healthcare workers on the front lines sacrificing their health to battle the virus, but healthcare facilities and processes had to be entirely reconfigured to care for patients and protect against further infection. 

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UPDATING AN ICON: 1735 Market Street

July 14th, 2020

With 54 stories conveniently located in Philly’s central business district, Silverstein Properties’ 1735 Market Street is the perfect home for any high-end corporate office—and in the last eight years, Structure Tone Philadelphia has fit out quite a few. From 12,000sf showrooms to 100,000sf office spaces, Structure Tone’s Philly team has transformed 19 floors within this popular high-rise.

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A Lifetime of Quality Care

March 17th, 2020

One of LF Driscoll’s long-term clients is Penn Medicine, which oversees a system of six acute hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers across the greater Philadelphia region. Decades of experience working on their facilities has allowed LFD and Penn Medicine to forge a trusting partnership that helps them achieve their goals.

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Michael Walsh Joins LF Driscoll as Engineering Specialist

February 3rd, 2020

Philadelphia, PA (January 31, 2020) – Industry veteran Michael P. Walsh has joined Philadelphia-based construction firm LF Driscoll as Engineering Specialist.

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ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS: Which One Is Right for Your Project?

December 31st, 2019

For the most part, the traditional “design-bid-build” model for the construction process has been a practical, straightforward means for delivering a construction project. The architect designs, a contractor is hired through the bid process, and the contractor builds.

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Homerun for the Phillies: Renovations at Citizens Bank Park

December 30th, 2019

After completing a series of renovations during the 2018 offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies kept the ball rolling in 2019 with a complete overhaul of Citizens Bank Park’s third-base entry plaza. The Phillies again partnered with LF Driscoll to transform the existing McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon into a brand-new fan area called Pass and Stow—all within six months. 

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It’s All About the Fans: Reshaping Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center

December 13th, 2019

In the world of sports, competition is everything. And not just for the players—sports arenas, too, must constantly up their game to remain in tune with spectator expectations and needs.

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Flexibility and Adaptability: What’s Next for Workplace Design

October 15th, 2019

Collaboration. Connection. Choice. Those have been the operative words in office design over the last few years, particularly as the open-plan concept has taken hold. How are those ideas changing the workplace, and where are we headed next? We spoke with three workplace design experts to get their take on the workplace then, now and in the future.

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July 9th, 2019

For decades, the Delaware River waterfront in Camden, New Jersey was a hub of industrial activity. But as manufacturing declined across the US, Camden suffered. Many factories closed and, over time, the waterfront was largely abandoned.

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Coworking and Collaborating at the Free Library of Philadelphia

June 6th, 2019

The library as we know it is changing—and has been for years. Rather than simply housing books and other materials, today’s library is becoming a go-to public destination for all types of resources, including collaboration and coworking facilities.

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Challenged Accepted: BCG Philadelphia

January 16th, 2019

What do you do when you’re tasked with renovating 52,000sf of high-end office space—while employees continue working in it? Communicate. A lot. So says Vincent Sarnatora, Structure Tone project manager who led the recent expansion of Boston Consulting Group’s Philadelphia offices from one floor to two.

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Taking Coordination to the Next Level: Axalta’s Global Innovation Center

November 26th, 2018

Nine different types of laboratories. Seven demolished buildings. Over 175,000sf of new build. A patented “regenerative thermal oxidizer” unit. And, of course, offices. These are just some of the special features of Axalta’s new Global Innovation Center in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

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Structure Tone Philadelphia: Expanded and Enhanced

November 20th, 2018

Since the birth of the nation, Philadelphia has been an anchor of US culture and economy, particularly on the East Coast. That’s why, in 2006, Structure Tone officially opened an office in the City of Brotherly Love, establishing a local team for the firm’s expanding client base. And expand it did.

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