BBGM is proud to announce that Bahram Kamali has been appointed by its board of directors to serve as the firm’s new president. With the announcement of the board’s unanimous decision, BBGM further positions itself as an industry leader for years to come. As President, Kamali will be responsible for the firm’s overall operations, providing executive leadership and strategic guidance for initiatives in all offices.
Mr. Kamali is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is registered in numerous states and territories. As a published Architect and McGill University alumnus with teaching experience, Kamali offers a wealth of knowledge to complement his extensive experience in the design and construction industry, solidifying the trust and confidence of clients around the globe.
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BBGM Senior Principal Bahram Kamali offers valuable insights on the pros and cons of design-build project delivery, considered a successful alternative to the traditional method.
An excerpt from the article, as seen on Hotel News Now:
Design-build is considered to be a successful alternative to the traditional design-bid-build project delivery method. To figure out if this type of construction model is right for your project, all parties involved (owners, designers and contractors) must understand the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
Advantages of design-build delivery
There are many advantages of using design-build construction to carry out a project. For example, because the contractor is involved from the start of the project and the owner has a single entity that is responsible for the work, the designer and the contractor can act as a team and start off with a clear and shared understanding of the project. This can significantly enhance the overall coordination of the project.
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As reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report by Building Design + Construction, BBGM ranked #29 on the list of Hotel Sector Giants. Rounding out a trifecta of strong rankings, BBGM reinforces its longevity and status as a major player in the hospitality industry with this latest rankings update.
Touting major projects such as the $125M renovation of the Watergate Hotel, new construction of the Paséa Hotel & Spa and ongoing construction of the InterContinental DC Wharf, BBGM and MONOGRAM at BBGM continue to offer clients design solutions that complement the social, cultural and architectural traditions of the communities they serve.
BBGM was also named one of BD+C’s Top 100 Architecture Firms and Top Green Building Architecture Firms. BBGM and MONOGRAM at BBGM consistently rank among top design firms worldwide.
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WASHINGTON, DC – February 26, 2018: BBGM, an internationally renowned Architecture & Interior Design firm, announced today that Alfred Gooden III has been named Director of Workplace Interiors, leading Workplace design efforts out of the firm’s headquarters in Washington, DC. In making the announcement, BBGM President Bahram Kamali commended Gooden's important contributions to the continued growth and success of the firm.
As a senior leader at BBGM, Gooden has provided design leadership and oversight on a vast number of interior architecture and interior design projects. Some of his recent notable work includes multiple renovations at the HUD headquarters, new offices for the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the new headquarters for Clark Enterprises in Bethesda. Gooden is a University of Maryland alumnus and actively involved with the DCBIA, NAIOP, IFMA and Loudon County Economic Developments Design Cabinet.
The firm’s methodology for the execution of successful services is based on more than 30 years of collaborative commercial experience. BBGM’s specialized Workplace Interiors Studio is renowned for creating design solutions that incorporate sustainability, and reflect a unique inspiration for each individual project.
While tailoring the design approach for each client, the BBGM Workplace Interiors Studio takes great pride in being able to support the individual missions of client companies and associations by echoing their values and improving their bottom line through innovative design solutions.
Founded in 1987, BBGM has full-service offices in Washington, DC and Scottsdale, Arizona that provide services both domestically and internationally. BBGM and MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors at BBGM are recognized leaders in their design fields and consistently rank among the top design firms worldwide. From luxury interior design to large-scale urban projects, we design projects that respect and reflect the distinct social, cultural and architectural traditions of their communities. Additionally, BBGM maintains a strong commitment to creating design solutions that are individually tailored to suit the specific criteria for each project.
BBGM made the list of Top Hotel Architecture Firms for the second consecutive year. As part of the 2017 Building Design+Construction Giants 300 Report, BD+C culled this year's list down to the Top 60 Hotel Architecture Firms. BBGM ranked #33 on the list of Hotel Sector Giants.
To those familiar with BBGM’s work, the ranking comes as no great surprise. BBGM has completed several notable projects over the past year, including the InterContinental DC Wharf, which just celebrated its grand opening, the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel, the Hampton Inn Ballpark Hotel, and the dual-branded NoMa Homewood Suites & Hampton Inn – and that’s just in Washington, DC.
In addition to the firm’s strong portfolio of completed and ongoing work in the DC Metro area, BBGM recently announced that design is underway for the Residence Inn Silver Spring, while their MONOGRAM Hospitality Interiors team has several exciting projects on the boards.
Stay tuned for further rankings from the Giants 300 Report and the latest news on upcoming projects from BBGM and MONOGRAM.
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