5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in t

The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in the 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Health d

September 04, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Healthcare construction will continue to feel the effects of radical changes in the delivery of care, according to healthcare leaders attending the...

Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP

Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP

September 04, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the auditorium and media center. A sleek, glass-and-st...

September 04, 2014 | Gilbane Building Report

While construction spending for 2014 will finish the year 5.5% higher than 2013 and the unemployment rate in construction is down to 7.5%, the indu...

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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City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

STV, HOK, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest local government design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Giants 300...

Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout the structure. Existing buildings would have 12 ye...

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough wants Quebec's housing authority to speed up its plan to publish construction guidelines for green ro...

Rendering: courtesy Panoramic Interests

Rendering: courtesy Panoramic Interests

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and New York, but Weymouth, Mass., officials and neigh...

The consolidation would strengthen WSP's position in the U.S. transportation seg

The consolidation would strengthen WSP's position in the U.S. transportation segment and in the United Kingdom, where Parsons Br

September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The deal, which has been approved by the boards of WSP and Balfour Beatty, has an enterprise value of $1.243 billion, plus another $110 million in...

Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P

Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. Photo credit: uniquebuildings, Wikimedia Commons.

September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during the project review process.

Pilkington Profilit wave with TGP ProColor in bronze metallic

Pilkington Profilit wave with TGP ProColor in bronze metallic

September 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For design professionals seeking glazing with a durable and colorfast appearance, Technical Glass Products now offers Pilkington Profilit with TGP...

September 03, 2014 | Adolfson & Peterson

Whitney succeeds interim CEO Steven Pinney, who has held the interim role since CEO Doug Jaeger stepped down in December 2013. 

Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi

Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Architects. Photo: courtesy Hastings+Chivetta Archite

September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construction firms. 

September 02, 2014 | BQE Sponsored Content

Understanding effective project management helps many big and small organizations to carry out large-scale projects on time, on budget and with les...

September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

As part of Copenhagen's effort to turn an industrial seaport into a bustling neighborhood, Danish architecture firm COBE was invited to convert a g...

Photo credit: Robert Breazeale, FEMA Photo Library/Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Robert Breazeale, FEMA Photo Library/Wikimedia Commons

September 02, 2014 | Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

The number of adults in the U.S. aged 50 and over is expected to grow to 132 million by 2030. But housing that is affordable, physically accessible...

All photos: courtesy Valspar

All photos: courtesy Valspar

September 02, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets coated with Valspar’s signature Fluropon Copper P...

Renderings courtesy Golden Age Group

Renderings courtesy Golden Age Group

September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for Melbourne's tallest residential tower have been released by Elenberg Fraser Architects. Using an optically transformative façade and bota...

View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is th

View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York

September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 G...

Photos: courtesy Brasfield & Gorrie

Photos: courtesy Brasfield & Gorrie

August 29, 2014 | Brasfield & Gorrie

Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the three-story, 94,250-sf attraction is designed to celebrate the tradi...

The design involves two separate buildings: a theater and museum. Renderings: co

The design involves two separate buildings: a theater and museum. Renderings: courtesy Thomas Phifer and Architects

August 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design includes a stage that opens onto the city's Parade Square, so anyone passing by will be able to see performances. 

Around Manhattan Boat Tour. Photo: courtesy SailNYC

Around Manhattan Boat Tour. Photo: courtesy SailNYC

August 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tour, which will circumnavigate Manhattan, will provide U40 Summit attendees with information about the history and architectural details of nu...

Renderings courtesy Stantec

Renderings courtesy Stantec

August 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tallest: Epcor Tower and Manulife Tower. 

August 28, 2014 | USGBC

The groups will apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

OnaltiDokuz, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The high-rise development can be seen looming behind the 17th Century Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque.

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Citing negative effects to a world heritage site, the Turkish central government has ruled that the recently completed OnaltiDokuz Residence towers...

Hord Coplan Macht led the team for the renovation and expansion of the SECU Aren

Hord Coplan Macht led the team for the renovation and expansion of the SECU Arena at Towson University. Sasaki Associates served

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Populous, AECOM, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports facility design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Gia...

Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright School at risk of losing accreditation
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Frank Lloyd School of Architecture may be stripped of its ability to confer Master of Architects students based on a revised by-law of the High...

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A study examining what architects can learn from children, especially during the design process, is being carried out through the University of She...

Graphic: AECOM and Ohio University

Graphic: AECOM and Ohio University

August 27, 2014 | AECOM and Ohio University

More than 80% of college athletic directors plan to make significant investments in facilities over the next five years to target potential recruit...

August 27, 2014 | Cruzan

Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsbad, Calif. Cruzan will usher this next generation o...

Photo: courtesy Leidos

Photo: courtesy Leidos

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction firms, as reported in the 2014 Gi...

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