Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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September 23, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Bayer experts will discuss the benefits of SPF, safe application and best practices for monitoring air quality, as well as a life cycle analysis du...

September 23, 2014 | Kawneer

Kawneer Company introduces its new AA™5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding configuration, the new window completes the family...

September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood management techniques. 

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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Photo: phasinphoto via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: phasinphoto via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

September 22, 2014 | NCARB

The newly adopted changes will be implemented in two phases. The first will streamline the program by focusing on the IDP’s core requirements and r...

Photos and renderings courtesy H3/Maritime Museum

Photos and renderings courtesy H3/Maritime Museum

September 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Nine years after the Museum of Maritime and Seafood Industry in Biloxi, Miss., was damaged by Hurricane Katrina’s 30-foot tidal surge, the museum r...

September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acoustical ceiling and wall products. 

September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

While suspended, lay-in ceilings have long been the norm in commercial design, the open-plenum ceiling has become trendy and economical, particular...

September 22, 2014 | Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

The 72-story tower—the first mixed-use, steel tower in Russia—is located within the new, 30 million-sf, 148-acre Moscow International Business Cent...

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

AIA CES class: New trends in ceiling designs and materials

September 22, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

A broad array of new and improved ceiling products offers designers everything from superior acoustics and closed-loop, recycled content to eased i...

September 22, 2014 |

The AISC hosted 150 SteelDay events nationwide on Friday, September 19, to recognize the contribution that the structural steel industry makes to t...

September 22, 2014 | USGBC

The Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact in green building.

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan

Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endangered Curran OToole Building in Manhattans Gre

September 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Repurposing existing retail and office space is becoming an increasingly popular strategy for hospital systems to expand their reach from the mothe...

September 19, 2014 | Smithsonian Institute

The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory will emit 37% less CO2 than a comparable lab that does not meet LEED-certification standards.

September 19, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

Winners of IIDA's 2014 Healthcare Interior Design Competition include Perkins+Will, AECOM, Buffalo Design, and SmithGroupJJR, for projects from Cin...

September 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OMA, Höweler + Yoon, NEXT Architects, and Cooper, Robertson & Partners have just released their preliminary design proposals for what will be k...

September 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

Rising above Biscayne Bay, the 305-meter tower will include three viewing decks, a restaurant, nightclub, and exhibition space.

September 17, 2014 | American Builders

SunTrust Park will be constructed by American Builders 2017, a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow C...

September 17, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Design & Health Research Consortium has organized its design and health initiative around six evidence-based approaches.

Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Googles data centers include this massive server room in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The company operates some 900,000 servers in abo

September 17, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

From the dozen or so facilities housing Google’s 900,000 servers to the sprawling server farms of Facebook to Amazon’s seven sites scattered around...

Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Cooper Carry

Hyatt Place in Washington, D.C. Photo: courtesy Cooper Carry

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tutor Perini, Gensler, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the most revenue from hospitality sector projects, as re...

September 16, 2014 | USGBC

The study showed that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.

Renderings and photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Renderings and photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has won an international competition organized by The Tainan Museum of Art in Taiwan. Ban's design fea...

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

National Parks Now asks entrants to propose all types of interventions for parks, including interactive installations, site-specific education and...

Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi

Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and construction firms with the most revenue from international...

September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces the winning design by MRA+A Álvarez | Bernabó | Sabatini for the capital's new miexed...

September 15, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The new hospital will be home to numerous hospital services including public health, accident and emergency, imaging, obstetrics, gynecology, denta...

September 15, 2014 | KTGY Group

The new urban residential community at 1001 S. Olive Street will offer open floor plans consisting of 64 studios, 109 one bedroom units, and 28 two...

Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA

Tampa VA Hospital. Photo: courtesy VA

September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

CannonDesign, Clark Group, and URS top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest Veterans Administration building sector design and construction firm...

Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, Fla.

Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, Fla.

September 14, 2014 | Viega LLC Sponsored Content

The Max Planck Florida Institute consists of a three-story, 100,000-sf scientific research facility with 30,000 feet of copper joined with Viega Pr...

A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR

A user navigates a virtual reality model of a proposed commercial office at DPR Constructions Virtual Reality Showroom in Redwo

September 13, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The emergence of low-cost VR technology means that anyone with a few hundred bucks and a decent workstation can get in the game. But, as our expert...

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