Wayne EstopinalTEG recently celebrated our twenty-second anniversary of the founding of TEG. Achieving that milestone felt pretty great, considering the current climate of economic uncertainty and unrest in the world. When TEG was founded, I never could have anticipated the enormous evolution that has occurred in the domain of facility planning and design, the complexity of building technologies, the extensive project teams it takes to deliver quality projects and the constant innovations of healthcare, education and all building types. Over the years, though, one thing is certain, TEG’s collaborative creative process has been an absolute keystone in meeting our client’s needs successfully.

Opportunity often takes many forms. For example, a fast-paced project idea was presented to us in early June 2011 to design a portion of a Software Development Building Campus in Chennai, India. This campus involved the planning and design of three buildings totaling over 1,000,000 square feet, as well as a 2,800-vehicle parking structure. In five calendar days TEG’s team analyzed the goals of the project, developed innovative strategies that enhanced the work environment, incorporated Sustainable Architecture for LEED Certification, and created a complete Campus Imaging Presentation. Many firms would have taken months to create and generate this type of work - and we did this in less than a week. Credit goes to our collaborative creative process and our staff, which allows our project teams to plan and design state-of-the-art facility solutions – with excellent responsiveness and creativity. 

In July 2011, TEG was awarded a project for which I have a tremendous passion: the University of Louisville Soccer Complex. The selection process was rigorous and pitted TEG against formidable national firms. I love the sport of soccer and have worked with several national sports organizations for some time to create a world-class soccer facility and enhance the opportunity to cultivate this sport locally. So naturally, TEG leaped at the opportunity to design this stadium. Our unique Computer-Generated Images Studio provided extensive and highly realistic designs of initial concepts for the site, maximizing visibility, access, facility amenities and parking. Since these designs needed to demonstrate our passion and dedication about the creation of this facility to the University of Louisville, and also had to be generated in a short timeframe, creative collaboration was once again the key. 

As you can see, TEG has slightly diversified our project interests, but healthcare remains over 85% of our project expertise. The examples above represent two non-health-related projects, but both involve projects that are complex and concern facility designs that are creative and innovative. 

In the wake of continued economic turmoil, we remain true to the values and work ethic that have allowed us to remain a trusted partner to our clients for over 22 years, and we remain resolute in delivering design efficiencies that assist our clients in maximizing their investment. We do this collaboratively, creatively, and responsively. We also remain focused on the long-term value we create for our clients. We appreciate the loyalty you have demonstrated, the passion for perfection in our staff, and we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries. 

All the best,

R. Wayne Estopinal, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
President – TEG