16C — August 10 - 23, 2018 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

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LAN celebrates one year in Philadelphia

HILADELPHIA, PA — IMC Construc- tion , a nationally- Rich Altus andMichael Gross assume senior positions IMC Construction expands company leadership P

ways, open expanses, shops, and rides that lead guests from one touchpoint to the next, and encourage engagement (and spending) throughout the process. These touchpoint strategies can subtly advance company initiatives. Catering Toward the Live, Work and Play Mentality For the Mid-Atlantic, mixed- use developers should re- search what residents and millennials who are moving to these areas are looking for in terms of living and work- ing conditions, and how to best enhance communities for them. According to a Smart- Asset analysis, which tracked Census Bureau data, found Western, Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic cities were the majority of the top 25 cities millenials were relocating to. Even Delaware, a state that was previously known for ushering in baby boom- ers and losing millennials to surrounding states, is moving toward mixed-use develop- ment to drive change. Earlier this year, the state revealed 10 new downtown commercial, resident and mixed-use devel- opments with $4.3 million in approved grants. Through mixed-use prop- erty development, the Mid- Atlantic region can build off of the momentum established by D.C. and Virginia to bring even more Millennials and job growth. More and more people want to live in Mid-Atlantic cities, and the properties and entertainment that best en- capsulate this demographic will be the ones that prevail. Bill Coan is president and CEO at ITEC Enter- tainment Corporation.  “Philadelphia offers unlim- ited opportunities for growth, both inside and outside of the city limits. Our Philadelphia team is focused on developing relationships with community leaders throughout Southern Jersey.(in addition to our Philadelphia roots).  to be.” As the firm celebrates its one-year anniversary in the Philadelphia office, LAN has successfully established their presence in the region as the Philadelphia team is actively working with multiple school districts, housing authorities, and has provided design ser- vices to completely renovate a historic community recre- ational center.

together improve the market- ability of a destination. Broadening Target Audiences Mixed-use facilities open up a wider range of prospective tenants, which incentivize developers to consider larger constituencies. This can in- clude upper management, em- ployees, commercial tenants, suppliers, vendors, neighbors, and a number of other parties. For businesses, these facilities can substantially improve the recruitment process, enabling HR departments to produce an enhanced new-hire experi- ence around the property to differentiate themselves to highly competitive candidates. The need for skilled technical talent is important to modern workforces, and enticing work- ers beyond the simple ameni- ties packages is crucial. Rethinking Onsite Touchpoints for Company Stakeholders Another approachmixed-use developers should adopt from park development is mapping property design through the onsite touchpoints of company stakeholders. Touchpoints, in this case, refer to the step- by-step experience that often unknowingly guides patrons to various locations on a prop- erty as intended. Developers can increase the return on investment psf, and even en- tice brands to open stores on mixed-use properties with the promise of consistent foot traf- fic. These tricks of the trade should be more regularly in- tegrated into commercial real estate. For instance, theme park design always includes specific dimensions for path- “This has been far more than just a company expan- sion; that can be done in any town or city or state,” said Ken Karle , president of LAN Associates. “For us, Philadel- phia was a place we needed PHILADELPHIA, PA — LANAssociates is proud to cel- ebrate the one-year anniversary of its expansion to Philadelphia. Since 1965, the architectural and engineering firm has served the Northern New Jersey and New York areas through their Midland Park, NJ headquarters and Goshen, NY offices. Since setting up shop at their Wal- nut Street office in downtown Philadelphia, LAN has made themselves right at home in the City of Brotherly Love.

Construction. “Rich and Mike are at the top of their fields and are key drivers for IMC’s future suc- cess.” Rich Altus

fromDrexel and lives with his family in Media. Gross has thirty years in the construction industry, most of it working for Skans- ka’s Special Projects division. With a proven track record of achievement in commercial, higher education, and health- care facilities, Mike is adept at both client interface and subcontractor management. As project executive, he is currently working on a major new healthcare facility in Radnor for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. An alumnus of Bucknell Uni- versity where he received a BS in Civil Engineering, Mike is a resident of Burlington, New Jersey.  experience for Western Penn- sylvania.” The portfolio of HDR, which has 10,000 employees and more than 200 offices worldwide, including an office on Stanwix Street, Downtown, includes universities, hospitals, modern- ization of the Honolulu Interna- tional Airport, and locally, the Greenfield Bridge replacement project. “HDR is committed to lever- aging our technical, multidisci- plinary expertise to help create Pittsburgh’s next world class airport,” said Bill Peduzzi, HDR aviation director. “As a lifelong resident, I am thrilled to apply what I have learned from a career spent in airport devel- opment and hope to inspire the next generation of aviation leaders to continue to innovate and enhance the role great air- ports can play in a community.” luis vidal + architects, which has offices across Spain, the UK, Dominican Republic, Chile, and the U.S. cites Terminal 2 at HeathrowAirport among its im- pressive list of projects. In the U.S. the practice is currently working at the international airports of Denver, Boston Logan and Dallas Fort Worth. Vidal himself also was a leader of the design team of the Termi- nal 4 project at Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain. “The Pittsburgh Interna- tional Airport project will be reflective of its community; a design that is bold, unique and competitive and that will pro- vide the first and last impres- sion that people will carry with them of the Pittsburgh region,” Luis Vidal said. 

recognized, full-service construction company, is p l eased t o a n n o u n c e the appoint- ment of two senior level staff mem-

is the com- pany’s first chief admin- istrative of- ficer. He is responsible for the major

Michael Gross

Richard Altus

departments of accounting, human resources and infor- mation technology. With an entrepreneurial mindset, he brings decades of experience in the C-suites of several ven- ture capital and private eq- uity firms. He holds a degree in Business Administration transform the travel experience now and into the future and continue advancing our region,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cas- sotis. “Our selection team has carefully researched best air- port design and modernization practices and worked to review qualifications of the firms, their proposals and references.” Eleven firms responded to the initial request for qualifi- cations in January. Of those, four were invited to submit full proposals, make creative and technical presentations and be interviewed by a selection committee. The firms were evaluated on criteria including experience, team composition and responsibilities, design and management approach, quality assurance and cost control, and DBE/local participation. Gensler, which has offices in 46 cities around the world including in Pennsylvania, designed the 32-story Tower at PNC Plaza in Downtown Pittsburgh, along with Incheon International Airport in Korea. From facilities serving execu- tive or regional aircraft to those at the largest, most prestigious international hubs, Gensler provides experience-focused, award-winning, responsible design. “Gensler is thrilled to be part of this transformational project,” said Ty Osbaugh, aviation leader and principal at Gensler. “At our core, we seek to enhance the passenger experi- ence through design. Meshing our team with the ambition of the ACAA, we look forward to jointly creating a world-class

bers. Richard Altus has joined the company as chief administrative officer and Michael Gross is IMC’s new project executive. “IMC’s rapid growth was the catalyst for creating these two positions,” said Rob Cottone , president of IMC PITTSBURGH, PA — Fol- lowing months of research, technical and creative presen- tations, interviews and evalu- ations, the Allegheny County Airport Authority announced the architectural and engineer- ing firms selected to design a new terminal that will trans- form Pittsburgh International Airport for a modern travel experience. Gensler , headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and HDR , headquartered in Omaha, NE, have entered into a joint-ven- ture agreement to design and deliver the Terminal Modern- ization Program. The joint venture team has formed an association with luis vidal + architects , headquar- tered in Madrid, Spain, to de- velop the architectural design vision for the new terminal that consolidates check-in, ticketing, security and baggage opera- tions into one connected facility. HDR will handle engineering implementation of the design. Airport Authority Board members approved a $15 mil- lion contract with the joint venture team for initial design concepts to be drafted over the next fewmonths, as the Author- ity also works to engage key stakeholders and gather input into final design of the new terminal. The initial design con- cept is expected to be unveiled early next year. “We are confident that we have assembled a world-class team with the vision, knowl- edge and experience necessary to work with all of our part- ners in building Pittsburgh’s airport – an airport that will

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ACAA selects Gensler & HDR to collaborate on design new terminal at Pitts. International Airport

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