Paulina Bugyis Joins Lamar Johnson Collaborative

 

Paulina Bugyis Joins Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Industry Veteran Boosts Firm’s Expertise in the Design of Research Facilities and Laboratories

ST. LOUIS – Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), a subsidiary of top 20 constructor Clayco, has announced that Paulina Bugyis has joined the firm as an Associate Principal. Paulina brings more than 21 years of involvement in the research industry, including vast experience in the design of various research facilities including biopharmaceutical and biomedical laboratories, animal facilities, food labs and plant science projects. In this role, she will expand LJC’s ability to offer strategic counsel and design of innovative, compliant and effective facilities for research institutions across all industries.

“Research and development continues to be the cornerstone of all innovation for all businesses,” said CEO Lamar Johnson. “We are thrilled to have Paulina join the team and bring a new level of industry connections, knowledge and involvement to our offering. Her insights into compliance needs and proven design expertise positions LJC as the industry expert of laboratory and research facility design.”

Paulina holds a Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from the University of Chile and holds a high level of proficiency with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design Requirement Manual and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as part of her involvement in laboratory design. She has extensive experience with biosafety level three for animals and laboratories, clean room design, and NIH-funded construction. She remains involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and holds Partial Certification for LEAN Yellow Belt and is an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. Paulina will be based in the St. Louis office of LJC.


About LJC
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit www.theljc.com.

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential related building projects. For more information, please visit www.claycorp.com.

CRG Breaks Ground on 401 Hemphill

CRG and LJC expand multifamily portfolio in Fort Worth, Texas

CHICAGO – November 22, 2019 – CRG, a national real estate development and investment firm, today celebrated the groundbreaking for 401 Hemphill, a new multifamily housing complex located on 2 acres in the bustling Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon, November 22 at the site. In attendance was CRG leadership, Cadence McShane’s project team and leadership, LJC as architect, Wintrust, Mike Brennan of Near Southside Inc, and SNK Capital.

Cadence McShane is serving as the general contractor on this new 320,646 SF multifamily project, designed by Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC).

The 5-story, 242-unit building includes 4,500 SF of first-class amenity space featuring a state-of- the-art fitness center, co-working space and a landscaped courtyard with an infinity-edged pool, barbeque grills, fire pits and terraced seating.

Additionally, a 5-story, pre-cast parking garage is being constructed which will connect to the apartment building, providing 277 parking spaces.

“This is a great development opportunity for CRG, but the project would not be possible without our partners Cadence McShane, Wintrust Financial Corporation and SNK Capital. Furthermore, the ongoing support and partnership with the Mayor, Betsy Price, and Ann Zedah of the Fort Worth City Council, was pivotal as we continue to work together towards the growth of the community,” said CRG’s Jay Case, Partner, Multifamily. “CRG is excited to expand our multifamily portfolio in the Fort Worth market, in the heart of the vibrant Near Southside neighborhood and the growing medical district where there is a strong demand for housing.”

“We are excited to begin construction on this unique multifamily complex in Fort Worth,” remarked David Tague, Vice President of Housing and Senior Living for Cadence McShane. “We look forward to partnering with CRG and LJC to bring this project to fruition.”  Resident occupancy is schedule for the second quarter of 2021.

For more information on the new development, visit https://realcrg.com/project/401-hemphill/

 


 

About CRG

CRG is a privately held real estate development firm that has developed more than 8,000 acres of land and delivered over 187 million square feet of commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family assets exceeding $11 billion in value. CRG, headquartered in St. Louis, leverages a powerful North American platform with local market expertise and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Newport Beach, CA and Philadelphia. CRG’s philosophy of developing for the future and anticipating the enhanced needs of next generation users led to the creation of their industrial brand, The Cubes, and their multi-family brand, Chapter. For more information, visit CRG’s website at www.realcrg.com

About LJC

LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit www.theljc.com.

About Cadence McShane Construction Company

Cadence McShane Construction Company is the builder of choice in the state of Texas and its surrounding region, specializing in the Education, Multifamily, Senior Living, Commercial, and Industrial market sectors. As a highly-experienced provider of general construction, design- build, and construction management, Cadence McShane deploys a culture of relentless service with an entrepreneurial spirit that originates from the inside of each individual and helps constantly deliver reliable results of excellence. Since 1985, our dedication and commitment to this philosophy have built a solid foundation of expertise for everything we do. For additional information, visit the firm’s website at www.cadencemcshane.com.

Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative Receive 2019 Design-Build National Award

Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative Receive 2019 Design-Build National Award

Cook County Central Campus Health Center among Nation’s top projects by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

CHICAGO – August 7, 2019 – Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) today announced they have received a National Award of Merit in the Healthcare Facilities category for the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2019 Design-Build Project/Team Awards.

The nine-story, 282,000 SF Cook Country Central Campus Health Center represents Cook County Health’s future as a modern, integrated health system and provides preventive, primary and outpatient specialty care services to the local community, working to reduce the prevalence of serious chronic conditions and the need for hospital care. Clayco served as design-build firm and general contractor on the project, with Ventana Design-Build Systems in a specialty role and LJC as architect of record (AOR).

“We are truly humbled to receive such a noteworthy accolade from DBIA and top minds in the design-build industry,” said Bob Clark, CEO of Clayco. “The Cook County Central Campus Health Center project was a true testament of the future of design-build and the smart, innovative and productive practices that are changing the way America builds. Clayco, LJC, Ventana Design-Build Systems and all other parties involved also commend Cook Country for being fully engaged through every step of the programming, design and build process. That level of collaboration and partnership is what we believe is critical in keeping all projects on schedule and on budget.”

All DBIA’s 2019 award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery. Clayco and LJC’s Cook County Central Campus Health Center will now compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year at DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony in November.

For more information on the award-winning project please visit dbia.org or claycorp.com.

 


 

About DBIA
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) represents thousands of diverse organizations and individuals including architects, engineers, owners, contractors, manufacturers (and more) who deliver some of the nation’s most successful projects. As the true authority on Design-Build Done Right®, we are shaping the future, one successful collaboration at a time. Learn more at dbia.org.

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue for 2018, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. For more information visit www.claycorp.com.

About Lamar Johnson Collaborative
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit www.theljc.com.

Clayco’s Announcement of Lamar Johnson Collaborative is Making an Impact

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Clayco’s Announcement of Lamar Johnson Collaborative is Making an Impact

CHICAGO – Yesterday’s announcement by top 20 constructor Clayco introducing the Lamar Johnson Collaborative, a new combined firm of more than 240 professionals in five offices with industry-leading capabilities in integrated design and delivery, is being noticed for its focus on transforming the industry. Here are some of the highlights of coverage from the announcement:

REBusinessClayco subsidiary combines with architecture firm BatesForum
Among the firm’s unique capabilities are its technical assurance group, which consults with project teams to apply lesson from the built environment to projects still on the drawing board, and the virtual design and construction team, which provides building information modeling support. The combined firm now exceeds 200 active architecture and design projects in 24 states, while together with parent company Clayco, the overall construction value of projects exceeds $4 billion.

Architect MagazineLamar Johnson Collaborative and BatesForum combine under Clayco Banner
“The inefficiency that remains in the traditional design-bid-build construction model needs to change,” said LJC CEO Lamar Johnson, FAIA.

St. Louis Business JournalClayco redesigns architecture division
The goal is to have all architecture and design services in-house rather than to subcontract to outside firms to offer a streamlined, more efficient service that saves clients time and money, officials said.

The Real Deal Cheat SheetArchitecture firms Lamar Johnson, BatesForum merging
Namesake Lamar Johnson will head up the new organization, which will continue to be based in Chicago…Clayco acquired LJC in October, several months after Clayco subsidiary Forum Studio merged with Bates. [REJournals]

REJournalsClayco architecture firms LJC and BatesForum to merge
“We will be able to use the deep bench of resources and industry-leading technology of Clayco to deliver the best solution for the project client, whether we are the designer, executive architect or providing integrated delivery and full turnkey solutions.”

St. Louis Post DispatchClayco’s BatesForum and Lamar Johnson Collaborative combining
“The inefficiency that remains in the traditional design-bid-build construction model needs to change,” noted LJC CEO Lamar Johnson. “We believe we can leverage our combined firm’s proven capabilities in integrated execution to bring a similar approach to a broader range of projects and clients.”

Building Design + ConstructionClayco combines architecture and design assets into one business unit
“The future of design is integrated,” says Clayco CEO and founder Bob Clark. “Our integrated delivery model will set a new standard by completely disrupting the inefficiency of the traditional paradigm of design-bid-build.”

Northwest Arkansas Business JournalBatesForum parent company is merging its two architecture firms
The new firm will have 240 employees combined, offices in Bentonville, Chicago, San Francisco, and Springfield, Mo., and St. Louis and more than $4 billion in projects at various stages. The merger is effective immediately.


Clayco Announces Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco Announces Lamar Johnson Collaborative

LJC’s Integrated Delivery Model Expected to Change the Industry, Disrupt Design-Bid-Build

CHICAGO – Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), a subsidiary of top 20 constructor Clayco, has announced that it will combine with Clayco-owned architecture firm BatesForum, creating one firm of more than 240 professionals in five offices with industry-leading capabilities in integrated design and delivery that promises to transform the industry.

“The inefficiency that remains in the traditional design-bid-build construction model needs to change,” noted CEO Lamar Johnson. “We believe we can leverage our combined firm’s proven capabilities in integrated execution to bring a similar approach to a broader range of projects and clients. We will be able to use the deep bench of resources and industry-leading technology of Clayco to deliver the best solution for the project client, whether we are the designer, executive architect, or providing integrated delivery and full turnkey solutions.”

“The future of design is integrated,” said Clayco CEO and founder Bob Clark. “Our integrated delivery model will set a new standard by completely disrupting the inefficiency of the traditional paradigm of design-bid-build.”

The expanded firm has proven expertise in commercial, residential, multi-use, interiors, healthcare, retail, planning, landscape, education, and industrial architecture, as well as a strategy team which uses economic and ethnographic data to consult with clients on workplace trends and asset optimization. Among the firm’s unique capabilities are the Technical Assurance Group (TAG), which consults with project teams to apply lessons from the built environment to projects still on the drawing board, and the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team, which provides BIM support for the use of integrated models and provides collaboration space for real-time decision-making by owners.

“LJC will continue to collaborate with Clayco to deliver institutional, industrial, commercial, residential and hospitality projects nationally,” said Johnson. “At the same time, LJC remains committed to delivering design to its existing clients. We build relationships before we build projects.”

The larger LJC will continue the tradition of civic and community engagement practiced by both Lamar Johnson Collaborative and Clayco.

“We firmly believe that we have an obligation and responsibility to build healthy communities through active involvement,” said Lamar Johnson. “We will continue to provide leadership and financial support to organizations like United Way, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Cristo Rey High School.”

The combined firm now exceeds 200 active architecture and design projects in 24 states, while together with parent company Clayco, the overall construction value of active integrated delivery projects exceeds $4 billion. An impressive list of clients includes Farpoint Development, Pfizer, Mercy, Brookfield Properties, Blackstone Realty, Levy Restaurants, LMC: a Lennar Company, Sterling Bay and The John Buck Company.


About LJC
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit www.theljc.com.

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential related building projects. For more information, please visit www.claycorp.com.