5 ingredients of successful mall design

Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata

Retail Centers | May 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to making these centers a regular part of customers’ lives.   

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3D Printer, Building, Multifamily, China
Modular Building | January 21, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The building components were prefabricated piece by piece using a printer that is 7 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and...

Crystalline Amethyst Hotel Rendering NL Architects
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The Dutch practice NL Architects designed a proposal for a chain of hotels shaped like a rock cut in half to reveal a...

No. 1 Undershaft, London, Avery Associates, tower
January 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 270-meter tower, dubbed the No. 1 Undershaft, will stand next to the city's "Cheesegrater" building.

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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January 20, 2015 | EH&E

A pilot program that rapidly identified and resolved fire and life safety deficiencies during construction and renova...

Renderings courtesy Holm Architecture Office
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

New York-based HAO has released designs for the proposed Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek in Tianjin.

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Nearly 100 years after Antoni Gaudí’s death, Chile will begin constructing a chapel using his designs.

 

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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Mitazono Wakaba, Architecture for Humanity, bankruptcy, nonprofit
January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed its San Francisco o...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

On Jan. 14, 2015, developer Carpenter & Company and executives from the Four Seasons broke ground on the Four Sea...

January 19, 2015 | BD+C News
The 89th and 90th floors of 157 W. 57th Street have just been purchased for more than $100 million. 
Minneapoliss Target Field Station opened last May 17. The $82.5 million hub is
January 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

You can catch a train at Minneapolis’s new Target Field Station. You can also share in an experience. That’s what ‘Op...

Hot Box, by Michaela MacLeod of Polymtis Architecture and Nicholas Croft, was o
January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Five winning designs have been unveiled for lifeguard stands that will double as public space art installations on To...

Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons
January 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A study released by the New York Building Congress shows that construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each o...

All photos courtesy Andrew Pielage Photography
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Artist Adam Reed Tucker used 180,000 LEGO pieces and 420 hours of work to recreate Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West...

January 15, 2015 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Construction input prices dipped 1.4% during the final month of 2014 and are down nearly 1% on a year-over-year basis...

Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon will be a hub for visi...

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The illustrations are Federico Babina's abstract interpretations of the styles of famous architects, from Frank Lloyd...

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stands out as a fine exem...

Photo: OSHA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-related fatalities within...

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm shelters.

January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site...

January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underg...

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: J
January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Last year was a record-breaking year for high-rise construction, with 97 tall buildings completed worldwide, includin...

January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’s Liverpool Street S...

January 13, 2015 |

As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a...

January 12, 2015 |

Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers...

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo:  Eric Stauden
January 12, 2015 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and William Rawn's Cambridge Public Library are among the winning projects.

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed wi...

January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresidential construction, a...

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies, such as magazine pub...

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A
January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it i...

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