NCARB survey indicates continued growth of U.S. architects

Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.

Architects | May 20, 2016 | NCARB

The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year.

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Economists, energy efficiency practitioners need to work together for better cost/benefit studies

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Energy Efficiency | February 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flawed energy efficiency research yields misleading, confusing results.

Goettsch Partners and Lead 8 win design competition for Shanghai mixed-use complex

All renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners/Lead 8

Mixed-Use | February 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The designers stressed walkability and green space to attract visitors.

The recently completed St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, includes a 12-ton metal dome, the first of its kind to be included in new construction of a basilica in that country. Image: HMC Construction

Religious Facilities | February 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The church is 2½ times larger than the basilica in Ukraine it references.

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

Industry Research | February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" buildings and products...

Legal challenge filed over N.J.’s new coastal management regulations

Beach in Ventnor, New Jersey. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | February 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Groups argue rules make it easier to build in flood-prone areas.

 

Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects

High-rise Construction | February 19, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers plan to incorporate a landmark bank into the tower's footprint.

U.S. House moves to give Army Corps of Engineers management of V.A. projects

The 182-bed Aurora, Colo., hospital has incurred more than $1 billion in cost overruns. The Army Corps of Engineers has taken over the management of the project. Rendering: V.A.

Healthcare Facilities | February 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Bill would also put restrictions on planning and design funding.

 

Early trends in healthcare for 2016

All images courtesy CannonDesign

Healthcare Facilities | February 19, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Deb Sheehan

Fighting cancer, Design-Led Construction (DLC), and health sciences education are among the new efforts and developme...

Photo: Bradley Corporation

Industry Research | February 18, 2016 | Bradley Corporation

Americans are encountering more unkempt restrooms, triggering negative perceptions of businesses, according to a new...

Rendering courtesy Miami Worldcenter Associates

Mixed-Use | February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The ‘High Street’ retail promenade and plaza is one of the largest private master-planned projects in the U.S. and is...

A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons

Green | February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.

The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.

Energy-Efficient Design | February 18, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture t...

Image courtesy Meta

Augmented Reality | February 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The startup is an underdog in the AR battle but has a range of investors and fans.

Market Data | February 17, 2016 | AIA

Multifamily residential sector improving after sluggish 2015.

Rendering courtesy Patano Studio Architecture

The High Line | February 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The park would cover a 45-acre swath of underutilized land over and along Interstate 5.

New ideas to help universities attract and empower STEM students

Rendering of an interior environment at University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios, a first-of-its-kind hybrid building that brings college housing together with a 24/7 entrepreneurial garage. Images courtesy Cannon Design

University Buildings | February 17, 2016 | Cannon Design Blog | Stephen Blair

Educational institutions are focusing on new learning strategies that engage students in activities, enable collabora...

Developing a strategy for getting paid on time

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Architects | February 17, 2016 | Whitehorn Financial Group blog | Steve Whitehorn

Though talking about money can be difficult, creating and following a clear plan for getting paid is essential for yo...

New York City implements new crane safety plan following deadly accident

Photo: Clive Darra/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | February 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The plan includes restrictions on crawler cranes during windy conditions.

Rendering Courtesy of Tegmark

High-rise Construction | February 16, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Coming in at just under ‘megatall’ status, the 595-meter Nexus Building forgoes the central core design typical of mo...

Tobey Building on the NH Hospital campus in Concord, NH

Reconstruction & Renovation | February 16, 2016 | Viega

The renovation of the historic Tobey Building provided one of the most state-of-the-art HVAC systems in the U.S.

Obama establishes federal earthquake risk management standard

Photo: Michael R Perry/Creative Commons

Resiliency | February 16, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard requires federal agencies to use earthquake-resistant design provisions in current building codes.

Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art expansion project

View of the family gallery planned for the Norton Museum of Art. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

Museums | February 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Florida museum is adding gallery space, an auditorium, great hall, and a 20,000-sf garden.

ISO releases national assessment and state-by-state building codes evaluation

Photo: Loren Javier/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | February 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Report covers 87% of U.S. population.

 

Huge fraud case involving alleged engineering impostors uncovered in California

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Codes and Standards | February 12, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Hundreds of buildings may have to be demolished.

 

One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates

Architects | February 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.

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3D Printing | February 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Starting with Manhattan, the company hopes to expand to other cities, villages, and "suburban cul-de-sacs" with its d...

AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

Market Data | February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a growth of 8% in constru...

Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

Architects | February 11, 2016 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society.

 

New York governor makes emergency design-build authorization

New York City during Winter Storm Jonas. Photo: Jeff Kern/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | February 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The declaration was issued in response to Winter Storm Jonas which dumped over 18 inches of snow in parts of the stat...

Miami review board recommends approval for luxury condo tower

Courtesy David Siddons Group.

Multifamily Housing | February 10, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 57-story Elysee Miami will offer residents impeccable views and plenty of amenities.

 

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