Bike to Hope 2019: Cycling for a Cause

We give back to our community in a variety of ways each year, but after five years running, one event has become a clear favorite for a dedicated group of participants: Bike to Hope, which occurred on October 18. It’s a great chance to raise money for City of Hope’s cancer treatment and research while enjoying … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Wins AV Consultancy of the Year Award

Oakland – Oct. 17, 2019 – Technology engineering and design consultancy TEECOM won AV Magazine’s Consultancy of the Year award for 2019. Blair Parkin, Principal and Executive Vice President, collected the award at a ceremony in London on Friday evening the 11th. Parkin, who served as a judge for other categories, recused himself for this category. … Read more

TEECOMuniversity 2019: Not Your Average Intern Program

TEECOMuniversity, TEECOM’s annual intern program, welcomed eight young women and men for an eight-week program beginning in June. Our Research and Development and Marketing teams each also welcomed an intern this summer. In this video (shot and edited by our Marketing intern), interns discuss why TEECOMuniversity is not your average internship, some of the most valuable … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Expands East Coast Presence with New York Hires

New York, NY – Sep. 10, 2019 – Technology engineering and design consultancy TEECOM, headquartered in the Bay Area, is expanding its East Coast presence with two strategic hires in New York City. Meredith Lovejoy joins the firm as Principal, Regional Development Director. Maria Gonzalez joins the firm as Principal, Sr. Consultant. Sam Fajner, TEECOM Principal … Read more

Turning the D.R.E.A.M. Centre into a Reality

Chailey Heritage Foundation provides schooling and residential care for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties. A couple of years ago, I was approached by Matt Barton (CEO 7thSense Design / Medialon) with a request to help out on a project he’d been working on with … Read more

Beyond Metaphors and Misinformation: Machine Learning in AEC

I recently gave a presentation at the AIASF Next conference titled, “This Building Does Not Exist (Yet).” The title is a reference to the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, where machine learning researchers have generated photo-realistic images of non-existent people by feeding neural networks massive datasets of real faces. My presentation revolved around an interactive exercise in which the … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Expands To Los Angeles Region

OAKLAND, Calif., April 30, 2019 — TEECOM, an innovative building technology firm that has worked with some of the most recognized names in Silicon Valley, is expanding services into the Los Angeles Southern California region. As technology is increasingly integrated into the fabric of buildings and the built environment, architects, building owners, and tenants seek expert … Read more

To the Meet-Me Room and Back: The Most Important Room in Your Data Center

First, let’s answer your question: What is a meet-me room? And why do we call it something that sounds like a commercial office space where your boss is likely to deliver unwelcome news? The “me” suggests you’re meeting an actual person for an intense discussion about why the monthly forecast is falling behind the required revenue stream. In … Read more

6 Tips for Better Communication between Architects and Engineers

Architects and engineers are highly trained individuals who work in specialized fields. This allows them to do their work well, but it also means that to anyone not trained in their field, they sometimes seem to be speaking gibberish. No one likes gibberish. So when Eric Ibsen, Chief Design Officer, and Amie Zemlicka, Project Lead, both … Read more

Three Ways the AV/IT Convergence Has Changed the Design Profession

In case you haven’t noticed, the internet is eating all the things. Audio and video components in both home and commercial environments are no longer standalone devices. Instead, they are often networked to one another and to the internet. The pro audiovisual industry refers to this as the AV/IT convergence, and it offers many advantages for businesses. … Read more