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BHDP Architecture Opens New Office in Pittsburgh, PA

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BHDP Pittsburgh Office Release We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Pittsburgh, PA. The office is located at 6425 Living Place, Suite 200; Pittsburgh, PA 15206 and can be contacted by phone at 412-450-6031. “With project locations spanning all 50 states, 5 Canadian provinces and 20 different countries around the globe, […]

Safe Stores: Five Design Ideas to Help Customers Feel Safer

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Andrew McQuilkin, retail market leader at BHDP, discusses ways his team helps retailers design with shopper’s safety in mind by creating safe stores. During a recent European Department Store conference session on the global purchasing power of Chinese nationals, a fellow audience member—the president of a major department store—whispered to me: “No one’s talking about […]

Project Story: American Family Insurance Dreambank

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American Family Insurance believes in the power and purpose of dreams. Offering a variety of insurance products, they seek to not only protect the American dream, but to propel the American dreamer to new possibilities.  A brick-and-mortar DreamBank space, located in the heart of downtown Madison, Wis. (not far from American Family’s headquarters) provides an […]

Three Reasons Why Modeling & Simulation is a “Must” for Today’s Facility Planning and Design

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Michael Verdier and Sam Zhang of BHDP’s industrial team explain how modeling and simulation can analyze production bottlenecks and improve design outcomes.   With all of the bottom-line benefits today’s Modeling & Simulation (M&S) technology offers, why are so many companies continuing to plan and design facilities, such as manufacturing plants, through outdated approaches? Capital […]

Evolve or Die – Eric Kuhn on the Importance of Change in Retail Environments

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Eric Kuhn, design leader at BHDP, examines the importance of not only facing, but embracing, change in order to survive in today’s uber-competitive retail climate.   Evolve or die: You could say that in many respects, all of humanity subscribes to this simple statement. And while the influences that inform our evolution are constantly changing, […]

Acing through ACE Mentor Program with Loren Brockway

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It’s a Tuesday evening at the end of March in Columbus, Ohio. The weather, unusually warm for this time of year, hints at the impending spring, and Loren Brockway, senior architect at BHDP Architecture is finishing up a days’ work.  He shuts down the computer, caps the pens and cleans the coffee mug; not quite […]

2016 Makers Mark(et)

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At BHDP, the desire to create extends long past the five o’clock bell. We go home to doodle and design; compose and capture. It’s these hobbies, interests and small businesses that prove our collective passion to think creatively and be bold. As part of our February campaign for ArtsWave and all things art-related in the Cincinnati […]

Building a Plant Stand from the Ground Up: A Project by Raine McMullen

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Raine, a third year interior design student at The Ohio State University and a BHDP co-op in our Columbus office, describes the process for a recent school project that culminated in the making of a uniquely fashioned plant stand. In the interview below, Raine provides an outline of her vision, the challenges she encountered and […]

Trends and Tensions in the Workplace Executive Roundtable Summary

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On Sept. 17, 2015, BHDP facilitated an Executive Roundtable titled “Trends and Tensions in the Workplace.” Leaders from across the corporate real estate industry met at Tangeman University Center in the heart of University of Cincinnati’s Clifton campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through ideation, data analysis and story-telling, the group unpacked workplace trends and tensions that […]

Four Types of Change: A Response to Citigroup’s New Workplace Design

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Brady Mick, design strategist and client leader at BHDP, provides this response to an article published in the Wall Street Journal outlining Citigroup’s new office plan. In his response, Mick navigates the four types of change any company must embrace in order to successfully transition their workforce from a closed to open office environment.   […]