Creating an environment where students want to succeed

Four panelists discussed how the decline of motivation in many of the country's education systems affects students. Image: Perkins+Will

K-12 Schools | April 28, 2015 | Tinka Rogic | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

According to a 2014 Gallup poll, our school system not only kills children’s creativity, but also takes its toll on their motivation, writes Perkins+Will's Tinka Rogic.

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Sarika Bajoria, Founding Principal, Architect, Per-forma Studio, NYC
December 23, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor
The editors of BD+C select honorees based on their career achievement, service to their professions and communities...
The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to
December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The app called Permit Finder could free city employees from having to respond to the 30 to 40 permit status-related c...

Photo: Cheers via Wikimedia Commons
December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and h...

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Se
December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editors

The $1.1 trillion funding bill for fiscal year 2015 approved by Congress makes deep cuts in some construction program...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, r...

 

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of...

December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat cherrypicked the top moments from 2014, including a record concrete p...

December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built enviro...

The Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbournes Victoria Harbour. Rendering cour
December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes some of the year's epic stadiums, such as World Cup Stadium Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, an...

Rendering: Panoramic Interests
December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff | ULI

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a housing type that appeal...

December 17, 2014 | BAU

BAU 2015 is approaching fast! The world’s leading trade show for architecture, materials and systems will be held in...

 Shanghai Tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2015. Rendering courte
December 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In its annual forecast, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat predicts that 2015 will be the "Year of the W...

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy
December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University was honored as the to...

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons
December 17, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for November was 50.9, down from a mark of 53.7 in October. Despite the drop, t...

All rendering courtesy Valode & Pistre
December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $1 billion tower will have 114 stories, alluding to the 114 chapters of the Koran.

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons
December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious program would focus on some apartment buildings built before 1978 and concrete buildings constructed be...

Photo: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons
December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York State’s building code is outdated and is hampering the recruitment of high-tech employers, according to a co...

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December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal, among other things, would impose a rental registration program and fee targeted at keeping better track...

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Attia and tech company Max Sound Corp. have brought a lawsuit against Google because of Flux, a Google X-developed st...

Renderings: SHoP Architects
December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harbor, extending the Ma...

Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons
December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward independent incorporation o...

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been commissioned to design the $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Educ...

December 15, 2014 | HOK

ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail syst...

December 15, 2014 | Builder Flash, LLC

Understanding the challenges building professionals face when needing to locate and order replacement and service par...

December 15, 2014 | BQE Software

UER was able to reduce its invoice processing time by 70%, improve cash-flows with a record all-time DSO, averaging l...

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December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship building in Herzogenaurac...

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM
December 12, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Gerry Padden's winning photo offers a striking juxtaposition of the Brooklyn Bridge with the sparkling One World Trad...

For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p
Fire-Rated Products | December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire r...

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