Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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November 10, 2014 | NCARB

The architecture programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University have been selected as 2014 NCAR...

Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron
November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The library’s new home will be a completely new building in Jerusalem, and will combine the functions of a central re...

A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. P
November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The hotel construction pipeline hit a five-year high in the third quarter, clocking in at 3,516 projects and 443,936...

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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November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
John Cross of the American Institute of Steel Construction talks about how steel fits in with green construction and how...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
Dow Corning High Performance Building provides expertise and innovation to meet sustainability goals and increase energy...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
John Greko from Carlisle SynTec Systems discusses the company's donation and sponsorship of the GreenZone 2014 Lega...
 
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
At BD+C's GreenZone 2014, Chris Berry from Access Lighting talks about solutions the company offers for the educati...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
Roxul's David Smith takes BD+C behind the company's stone wool insulation at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans.
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
BD+C stops by the expansive Assa Abloy booth at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans to talk with Aaron Smith on their energy-...
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report
Tamlyn's Ian Daniels offers BD+C a look at the company's drainable housewrap during Greenbuild 2014.
November 10, 2014 | Greenbuild Report, Sponsored Videos
Bryan Crennell of Accoya discusses the company's solutions and more, including the decking provided for this year...
The exterior design of the 21-story, LEED Silver MassArt Tree House was sugges
November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Many states have cut back funding for higher education in recent years, and securing money for new housing has been t...

Precast units from Coreslab Structures (left) being put in place at Valparaiso (
November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Few colleges or universities have embraced prefabrication more wholeheartedly than Valparaiso (Ind.) University. The...

Students chill in a lounge at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The $
November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University students want more in a residence hall than just a place to sleep. They want a space that reflects their s...

Photo: Sardaka via Wikimedia Commons
November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Jean Nouvel-designed tower tops the list of 88 entries in the 13th annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Hab...

November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The extensive expansion project will cost $2.5 billion, with the first-phase being completed in three years.

Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects
November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The education center will be set in a landscape that includes small ponds and plantings intended to mimic an assortme...

Renderings courtesy Hines
November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop that wil...

Photo: Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons
November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Demountable structural steel assemblies would be a greener way to make use of steel in the construction industry than...

The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, tw
K-12 Schools | November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting features e...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The century-old power plant will be converted into a recreation facility with a coffee shop, lounges, club rooms, a c...

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

WSP is expanding its national presence by acquiring ccrd, a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm.

Thornton Tomasettis computational modeling and R&D incubator, CORE Studio, has
November 05, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Without a common language linking BIM/VDC software platforms, firms seek out interoperability solutions to assist wit...

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November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent corresponding via em...

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
November 05, 2014 | ACEC

According to the latest ACEC Engineering Business Index, which charts the health of the engineering industry, U.S. en...

November 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary designs for the $300 million George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have been unveiled, and it looks like a...

Two separate metal gym buildings accommodate a total of four full-size basketbal
November 05, 2014 | Star Building Systems Sponsored Content

The Fieldhouse Sportscenter in Springfield, Mo., serves as a community center for basketball and volleyball leagues a...

Photo: SOHO China
November 04, 2014 | SOHO China

Sky SOHO is the third in a trilogy of SOHO China developments designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

November 04, 2014 | Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers

The park will feature a 160-foot-long pavilion that will serve as an anchor for the development and frame views of th...

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