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Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling

BIM is an important part of MSA’s high quality of work.

It’s a highly collaborative process that lets our clients and MSA team members collaborate on the planning, design and construction of a project within one 3D Model. 


The most powerful aspect of BIM lies in the information that is stored in the model, where it can improve accuracy and improve design intent from an idea to reality. It contains data that our clients have access to, that allows us to make design decisions derived from the model to make the construction of the building highly efficient by reducing construction waste.

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By working in a BIM environment it improves collaboration throughout all disciplines and phases throughout a project where it can reduce change orders, field coordination issues and also provide insight to an existing building for future renovation projects.

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Thank you, 2018

Thank you, 2018

 

Now that we’re into 2019, we look back on some of our best-loved projects & events from 2018 .

The Science of Standing

The Science of Standing

MSA is constantly looking at ways to improve the workplace to better suit the needs and comfort of our clients. We do this by looking beyond current trends and implementing innovative solutions like active work stations. Eric Jaffe of CityLab recently wrote an article for Fast Company Design narrating analysis on the various physiological benefits of active workstations and how they sustain workflow and improve mood. If your office has been thinking about creating a more active environment, take a peek at Eric’s article and get in touch with us, our team of designers will help create a space that recognizes how your health is just as important as your brand. 

We're now MSA architecture + design!

We're now MSA architecture + design!

Architecture has always been the center of MSA’s design culture – it’s one of the things we do best. We have an extensive and impressive history of designing functional yet inspiring spaces, and we felt it was time our name reflected our culture. We’ll continue to provide more than just great design; our clients can still expect to find a partner with MSA, and a resource for the latest trends to create spaces that not only fulfill current needs, but are just as relevant and innovative as your brand.

Winner: Best Office Build-Out of 2015 Macys.com

Winner: Best Office Build-Out of 2015 Macys.com

On March 26th, MSA was awarded Best San Francisco Office Build-Out of 2015 for Macy’s.com at 680 Folsom. This project was a collaborative effort and we want to wish congratulations to all teams involved. The initial vision started with TMG Partners, Rockwood Capital, and the current building owner, Boston Properties. A project like 680 Folsom is dependent on funding and would not have been possible without the efforts of people like Chris Roeder of JLL and Dan Cressman of Newmark Cornish & Carey, who are constantly going the extra mile to close a deal in the best way possible. This collaboration achieved great potential by turning 680 Folsom, an obsolete and empty space, into one of the most contemporary buildings in San Francisco.