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It's almost a wrap for this 24K sf renovation project for TEOCO in Fairfax, VA.
Most corporate executives, who have previously resisted implementing a formal telework policy (pre-pandemic) have been forced to accept the reality that most staff can work remotely and remain fairly productive, if not more productive. This new reality will...
It is always difficult to predict future trends based on conjecture, so I tend to base my prognostications on where we are today, what we actually know and typical human behavior responses to environmental conditions. A lot of facilities professionals are being asked to prepare their facilities for
Say ‘Hi’ to Sarah Skolka, one of our Junior Designers. She’s spending her stay-at-home time working on new coffee brewing methods, keeping her 2 cats out of trouble, and trying to not over water her plants. Her favorite trend is wellness-based design, especially the encouragement of nap rooms in the workplace. #meettheteam
Meet Katelin Petrusky, Junior Designer at FMStudios. She has spent her time in quarantine exploring new running trails, consuming all things chocolate, streaming old concert recordings, and having game nights with her roommates . Her favorite design trend has been the return of brass fixtures and hardware.#meettheteam
What does the short-term and the long term of office environments look like? It's always hard to predict the future. With the current COVID crisis, we all want to be prepared for it.
It’s always hard to predict the future, but we all want to be prepared for it. Recent Zoom conference calls that I have had with facilities management professionals brought out some key issues for how organizations are going to prepare for the gradual phased-in occupancy of their buildings. We als...
Meet Rich Fanelli, our firm’s Principal and Founder. His go to quarantine activities are oil painting, playing with his miniature golden doodle puppy and zooming with family and friends. His favorite design trend is mid-century modern design. #meettheteam
Meet Nicole Davis, CID, NCIDQ and Designer at FMStudios. She spends her quarantine eating delicious food, reading, and is attempting to learn Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering. Nicole is excited about the increased focus on Acoustics in the workplace and how aesthetics and function work together. #meettheteam
A space designed with simplicity in mind to highlight the art and heritage of the countries Inter-American Development Bank does business in. Thanks to a great team!
Construction: Donohoe Construction Company
Engineering: Williams Notaro
Flooring: Dekton by Cosentino & Shaw Contract
Wall System: Modernfold
Stairs: HDI Railing
Photography: CPI Productions
2020 is in full swing. New design trends are popping up and terms like 'Place Making' are gaining more attention. Technology, such as drones and automation, are pushing more and more into the workplace. We plan to cover it all for you through out the year.
This year’s blog series will focus on anticipated trends and challenges that will affect facilities manager and related professions over the next ten years. The information contained in the blog articles will be based on my personal observations and input from many of my facilities management clie...
One relocation team member you need to identify and hire early in the process is your real estate broker. They will streamline the process of finding appropriate space options based on the criteria that you have identified, such as the...
One relocation team member you need to identify and hire early in the process is your real estate broker. They will streamline the process of finding appropriate space options based on the criteria that you have identified, such as the following: Geographic area , possibly based on management-id
Whether you are handling the procurement of necessary professional services for your upcoming renovation or relocation project using in-house resources to write the RFP (request for proposal) or if you are using...
Whether you are handling the procurement of necessary professional services for your upcoming renovation or relocation project using in-house resources to write the RFP (request for proposal) or if you are using the services of an outsourced project management consultant, thinking through the inform
Congratulations to all the winners at last nights #CREBAAwards2019. Including JBG SMITH for their work on Amazon HQ2, Ray Ritchey of Boston Properties and David Lipton of Savills
It was great to tour the Capital One Building in Tysons. Thanks CoreNet Global for putting on a great event about the transformation of the Tysons area.
2019's blogs will be a series of articles which will assist those, who will oversee the management of a renovation or relocation requirement for their organization, to better plan and prepare for the upcoming project. Contributing to the articles will be leading consultants and service providers, whose years of experience, will provide structure and...
Introduction: Over the course of 2019, I will be posting a series of articles which will assist those, who will oversee the management of a renovation or relocation requirement for their organization, to better plan and prepare for the upcoming project. Contributing to the articles will be leading
Sandy Paul of Newmark Knight Frank speaking at NAIOP "Coworking: Godzilla or Titanic" event at MakeOffices. Exploring the future of co-working spaces in DC and other cities.
A great event hosted by the MD Cyber Security Breakfast Club yesterday. Lonny Anderson, EVP of Fed Data and Domain 5, one of the NSA’s top 10 contractors, spoke about how we need to attract young people to go into the STEM and Cyber Security fields to meet today and tomorrow’s growing demand for Cyber Security talent. Interesting information on how China is massively beating the US when it comes to growing their Cyber Security workforce.
Organizations’ rules and regulations have a way of working against the best interests of getting facilities projects implemented quickly and efficiently, all the while, management is pushing to get the project done yesterday. Speed in...http://www.fanellimcclain.com/news-marquee//time-and-money-dilemmas-in-expediting-facilities-projects
Organizations’ rules and regulations have a way of working against the best interests of getting facilities projects implemented quickly and efficiently, all the while, management is pushing to get the project done yesterday. Speed in project delivery requires flexibility on the part of any organi...
Thanks to Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and David Heyman of Smart City Works for a great discussion on start up businesses that are working to solve problems in our cities.
Congratulations to Boat US on the grand opening of their new HQ. We are so proud to have worked so hard with you all to bring this space to life.
As an architectural design firm we have been trained to create spaces that are a reflection of an organization’s culture, but what does that really mean? There are such things as organizational sub-cultures. The basic foundation of organizational culture is...
Richard Fanelli and Jennifer Olson of KGO make a great team! Thanks to all those who attended their presentation on "Making the Change Management Process Predictable" International Facility Management Association (IFMA) #WEworkplace yesterday. #WWPChar18 #changemanagement
Rich Fanelli, Principal of FM Studios, and Jennifer Olson, Principal at KGO PM, will be presenting “Making the Change Management Process Predictable” at International Facility Management Association (IFMA) #WWPChar18 conference in Charlotte, NC on Thursday afternoon from 4:45pm to 5:15pm at the Workplace Evolutionaries a Community of IFMA room 208A. Don’t miss this informative presentation regarding key issues and solutions to managing the change management process.
Controlling the needs analysis and design process in any facilities renovation or relocation process is usually a challenge. Many organizations feel...
Democratic vs Autocratic Design Process Pros & Cons Intro: Controlling the needs analysis and design process in any facilities renovation or relocation process is usually a challenge. Many organizations feel that they will lose control of the process if they receive too much input from
Thanks Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce for putting together a great panel on the Future of Economic Growth in the Commonwealth. Stephen Moret, Christine Chmura, Terry Kilgore, Todd Stottlemyer and Aubrey Layne brought a wealth of knowledge to valuable insight to the topic.
When the customer’s needs and the design professional needs are met on a project, it almost always results in an enjoyable experience for both parties where all the team members are working in the same...
Achieving a Win-Win Relationship between the Client and Design Professional in Spite of the Odds This article in my “Contradictions in Design” series addresses an issue that should be important to both the client and their design professionals who they work with. It’s all about getting the lev...
Ribbon cutting with the mayors of North Charleston and City of Hanahan and president of ManTech for their new facility. So proud to be part of the team that created this facility!
Over the past five years, commercial construction costs in the DC metro area have increased by 20% to 25%. Much of that...
Contradictions in Design vs Construction Costs "What Your TI Allowance No Longer Buys You" Matching the end-user’s expectations on a desired level of build-out to the available TI build-out allowance is becoming increasingly more difficult as construction costs continue to rise while T
Best table at last nights Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater DC, CREBA Annual Awards Dinner. So happy to sponsor this amazing event.
A great weekend down at #Facilithon SkillsUSA Such an amazing way to inspire new #FacilitiesManagers into the #FMpipeline
The territorial space standards of dedicated workspaces are vanishing from many organizations and being replaced by shared workspaces. Thanks so much Kay Sargent for your insightful contribution!
One of the contradictions that I constantly see with my clients, when it comes to design initiatives, is the desire to give their staff what they want while trying to simplify their space, furniture and specifications standards. The organization typically wants to achieve more flexibility, when it c
At the same time that we are witnessing the shrinking of square feet per employee metric we are also seeing a groundswell of new initiatives driven by...
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Why FM Studios is Different * Integration of Architecture and Engineering: Since 1996, our in-house engineering alliance with Williams Notaro & Associates (WNA) has set us apart from most medium-sized firms in our regional industry and has been proven to eliminate re-design and control construction costs. * A client-focused culture is one of our trademarks. Clients agree that our collaborative, ego-free philosophy produces the best strategic and creative results time and time again. We customize our client’s project implementation approach according to their desired processes and internal procedures. Our design solutions are unique to each client as we align our design solutions with our client’s desired branded image and culture. * Staff development is a true strength and point of difference. With one of the highest retention rates of any design firm in the DC metro area, our QC (quality control) program, ongoing staff training and professional certification initiatives, clients are assured of working with highly knowledgeable and experienced staff. Our project teams remain intact, which gives our clients continuity from project to project.
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