Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

  • May 8, 2019
  • Author: Chris Whitcomb

Amy Latimer’s day-to-day responsibilities read like a career resume. As president of TD Garden, Amy directs and oversees all operations at TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and host to many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. The dynamic center hosts 150-plus events and millions of guests each year. She’s also critical to The Hub on Causeway – a 1.5 million sf retail, office, hotel and residential development, being built on the parcel of land directly adjacent to TD Garden and the original site of the old Boston Garden. The project brings new hotel and residential spaces to the area, along with a…

Troy D’Ambrosio: Educating Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today

  • May 8, 2019
  • Author: CannonDesign

Two years after opening Lassonde Studios – a breakthrough entrepreneurial education building – the University of Utah has quintupled the number of student-led startups on campus, bolstered its national undergraduate and graduate program rankings, increased student engagement, enrollment, scholarships and funding. A success by numerous measures, Lassonde Studios has also earned honors and/or media coverages from SXSWedu, ACUI, Fast Company, the New York Times, Business Insider, Bloomberg and more. Troy D’Ambrosio, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, recently took time to chat with us about the building, the companies it’s generating, and what it means for education moving forward. With four floors of student housing and an…

Nourishing Our Collective Health & Wellness at HORIZON St. Louis

  • April 23, 2019
  • Author: Cindy Bambini

How can we advance ideas that translate to a healthier future for all who call the St. Louis region home? What are the opportunities, barriers and innovations we should be focusing on to ensure sustainable change? These were just a couple of the questions discussed during our inaugural HORIZON St. Louis event on April 3 at the St. Louis Public Library, Central Library. The event united a strong group of speakers, including: Tracey Anderson, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Maryland Heights Amy Eyler, PhD, Associate Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis Eliot Frick, Founder and CEO, Be Human Project Jason Hall, Co-Founder and CEO, Arch to…

Ryan McPherson: Graduating the Next Generation of Climate Change Warriors

  • April 22, 2019
  • Author: Amir Rezaei

As the University at Buffalo’s (UB) first ever Chief Sustainability Officer, Ryan McPherson exudes optimism and inspires action when he speaks about environmental stewardship. “If we are going to keep our planet sustainable for future generations, we need to step up to the plate in every phase and way immediately,” he echoes in the early stages of our recent conversation. But Ryan is much more than just passion and talk, he’s also ensuring UB leads the way when it comes to climate action. He, his team and the entire university have built a comprehensive strategy to help UB reduce its carbon footprint and educate students to be positive ambassadors for…

Amy Eyler: Advancing Public Health Outcomes

  • March 1, 2019
  • Author: Natalie Petzoldt

Amy Eyler’s commitment to enhancing public health in St. Louis and across the country is unwavering. As an associate professor for Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School, Amy conducts research to advance the policies related to physical activity and obesity, as well as broader issues in public health. She also serves as the deputy director for the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis and co-directs the Policies for Action Child Health Weight Hub, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify policies, laws, and regulations to build a culture of health, focusing on the implementation of nutrition and physical activity policies. Amy also writes for academic…

Amy Latimer: Transforming Cities with Leading-Edge Food and Hospitality

  • February 1, 2019
  • Author: Michael Tunkey

Amy Latimer’s day-to-day responsibilities read like a career resume. As president of TD Garden, Amy directs and oversees all operations at TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and host to many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. The dynamic center hosts 150-plus events and millions of guests each year. She’s also critical to The Hub on Causeway – a 1.5 million sf retail, office, hotel and residential development, being built on the parcel of land directly adjacent to TD Garden and the original site of the old Boston Garden. The project brings new hotel and residential spaces to the area, along with a…

Troy D’Ambrosio: Educating Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Today

  • January 10, 2019
  • Author: Swapna Sathyan

Two years after opening Lassonde Studios – a breakthrough entrepreneurial education building – the University of Utah has quintupled the number of student-led startups on campus, bolstered its national undergraduate and graduate program rankings, increased student engagement, enrollment, scholarships and funding. A success by numerous measures, Lassonde Studios has also earned honors and/or media coverages from SXSWedu, ACUI, Fast Company, the New York Times, Business Insider, Bloomberg and more. Troy D’Ambrosio, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, recently took time to chat with us about the building, the companies it’s generating, and what it means for education moving forward. With four floors of student housing and an…

Positive Energy & Excitement: Setting the Tone for Buffalo’s Future

  • January 10, 2019
  • Author: CannonDesign

The inaugural Buffalo Urban Futures Forum proved a success last Thursday at Buffalo’s famed Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The event brought together local leaders key to Buffalo’s recent resurgence to take part in a panel discussion about what comes next regarding urban development, infrastructure investment, sustainability and innovation for the city. We were proud to host the event in partnership with Next City, an international organization focused on inspiring better cities. Beyond the panelists, more than 200 attendees from standout Buffalo organizations attended to listen, contribute to the conversation, and think big about Buffalo’s future. A video of the event can be viewed on our Facebook page along with a photo…

Teresa Logue: How Zurich’s HQ Fuels LEAN Success

  • January 10, 2019
  • Author: Swapna Sathyan

Two years after its opening, Zurich North America’s (ZNA) HQ outside Chicago continues to stand out as a leading-edge workplace. Informed by a comprehensive employee engagement effort – Zurich built a pilot floor 18 months before the building opened where 150-plus employees tested possible furniture, technology and layout to share feedback – the workplace is reflective of Zurich’s vision for the future. Thanks to the company’s commitment to an experience-centric design, Zurich’s HQ is driving measurable results. Employee satisfaction with the workplace is 30% higher than before and there has been a significant uptick in team interactions, work flexibility and wellness. Not surprisingly, the building has won numerous awards and…

Jeff Martin: Managing Change at Wells Fargo

  • January 10, 2019
  • Author: Swapna Sathyan

Jeff Martin, CFM is a workplace change management consultant for Wells Fargo, helping the financial organization effectively manage Workplace change for team members across its global network of 230,000-plus people. In between focus groups, educational sessions and team video conferences, Jeff took a moment to talk with us about the future of work, his ideas, and Wells Fargo’s approach. Your LinkedIn bio starts with this statement: “Technology and employee flexibility are driving a transformation in how, when and where we work.” In your words, what will this transformation look like? What’s remarkable is how fast technology has advanced over the last decade. So many of the workplace possibilities we have…