BD+C's 2017 Movers + Shapers

A $5.5 billion investment to creat America's coolest city, Studio Gang's moment in the sun, and a creator of 'knowledge communities' make up BD+C's 2017 Movers + Shapers.

May 10, 2017 |

Photo: Matthew McFarland, courtesy HOK

Click on each headline or image to go to the complete article for any of the three Movers + Shapers articles below.


Charm City's lucky charm

Courtesy Sagamore Development.

Kevin Plank, the feisty Founder and CEO of sports apparel giant Under Armour, has two ambitious goals: to grow his company into a $10 billion brand, which would be more than double its $4.8 billion revenue in 2016, and to turn Baltimore, Under Armour’s home for nearly 20 years, into “the coolest city in America.”


The social connector

Jeanne Gang, the firm’s 53-year-old Founding Principal, who has garnered a MacArthur Fellowship and a passel of design accolades, is among a small handful of architects—and even more rarefied band of female architects—whom the press tags with the adjective “star.” 


Innovation Superchargers

Triggs Photography, courtesy Wexford.

Later this year, the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a hub for biomedical research and information technology nestled in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triangle, will reopen Bailey Power Plant—an 80-year-old facility that’s been dormant for two decades—as a 110,000-sf mixed-use and entertainment space that complements the 1.6-acre Bailey Park across the street.

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