Renderings revealed for proposed curvy and lush second office for Apple

The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.

Office Building Design | October 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Asistant Digital Editor

The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped Apple Campus under construction in Cupertino. 

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How AEC firms should approach BIM training

The dedicated training facility in CASE's New York City office. Images: CASE

BIM and Information Technology | May 21, 2015 | CASE blog | Steve Sanderson and Daniel Davis

CASE Founding Partner Steve Sanderson talks about the current state of software training in the AEC industry and comm...

How CLT materials affect project costs

CLT is more widely available and there are long-term value considerations necessary when choosing this material for a project. All images: SRG

Wood | May 21, 2015 | BLG by SRG Partnership | Emily Dawson, AIA

SRG Partnership's Emily Dawson shares insights on the installation, availablilty, and cost of cross-laminated timber...

Resiliency and climate change: Dual perspectives from designers

Bob Beduhn and Lynette Cardoch discuss the topic of resilency and how it affected the two very different climates in which they grew up. Image: Jupiter

Smart and Resilient Cities | May 21, 2015 | HDR BLiNK | Bob Beduhn and Lynette Cardoch

Two geographies, two perspectives, one conclusion: from Minnesota to Miami, resiliency matters, write HDR's Bob Beduh...

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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Quick service restaurants evolving brand strategy to compete with fast casual

The original Wendy's restaurant in Downtown Columbus. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Retail Centers | May 20, 2015 | JLL

In the race for market share, quick service restaurant staples Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A implement creative development...

Federal Highway Administration releases guide for protected bike lanes

A separated bike lane on Higgins Street in Missoula, Mont. Photo courtesy City of Missoula

Transportation & Parking Facilities | May 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The guide consolidates lessons learned from practitioners designing and implementing separated bike lanes across the...

Architecture Billings Remain Stuck in Winter Slowdown

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Photo: Wholetone/Wikimedia Commons.

Architects | May 20, 2015 | AIA

Regional business conditions continue to thrive in the South and West

How your firm can help struggling colleges and universities meet their building project goals

Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will

University Buildings | May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients find new funding source...

Renovate or build new: How to resolve the eternal question

Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography

University Buildings | May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option for many college and...

KU Jayhawks take a gander at a P3 development

The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons

University Buildings | May 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construction has fallen from...

Zaha Hadid unveils 'interlocking lattice' design for luxury apartments in Monterrey, Mexico

The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Multifamily Housing | May 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.

ALPOLIC® materials echo nature’s colors.

ALPOLIC® materials echo nature’s colors.

Building Materials | May 19, 2015 |

Strong, lightweight ALPOLIC materials honor the rugged Wasatch Mountains while standing up to the forces that created...

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Study: Urban land use policies costs U.S. economy around $1.6 trillion a year

San Francisco creates great wealth in the technology sector, but most of those gains go to pay for higher housing costs. Photo courtesy King of Hearts/Wikimedia Commons

Multifamily Housing | May 19, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The research contends that more affordable housing options can help cities generate significantly more income.

ULI forecast sees clear skies for real estate over next three years

City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons

Retail Centers | May 18, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.

Preliminary Design for U.S. Olympic Museum Unveiled

The museum will frame a new downtown public plaza in Colorado Springs, Colo. Renderings courtesy Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Museums | May 18, 2015 | BD+C Staff

According to the firm’s founding partner, Elizabeth Diller, the design was inspired by the movement of athletes, as i...

Suburban L.A. high school battles moisture-soaked flooring

The floor was reinforced with 2170 FC resin that was saturated into heavy mesh fiberglass.

Flooring | May 18, 2015 | AC Tech

School officials had to take action when popped flooring created trip hazards

Six Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Door

Things to consider before purchasing include wind speed requirements and need for door to be rated for fire.

Metals | May 18, 2015 | Bray Allen |

A set of six questions to help you confidently purchase the right door.

Gilbane foresees double-digit growth in construction spending in 2015

Gilbane says it's predicting an increase in construction spending this year. Image: Pixabay/PeterDargatz

Contractors | May 18, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In its Spring outlook, the construction company frets about hiring patterns that aren’t fully taking a project’s work...

New ASHRAE standard offers test method to determine heat gain of office equipment

A new standard from ASHRAE allows a test method for determining heat gains from office equipment. Image: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures

Office Building Design | May 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The standard will aid engineers in configuring cooling systems in office buildings.

New York City runs into affordable housing dilemma

The 124-unit structure is one of several financed under the Bloomberg administration that have gone well beyond the average cost for affordable housing in the city. Rendering: David Adjaye

Multifamily Housing | May 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s affordable housing policy has created attractive low-cost housing, but the price of success has been...

Mountain View, Calif., denies development rights for Google campus master plan

The Mountain View City Council instead gave another Internet giant, LinkedIn, about 1.4 million sf of the roughly 2.2 million sf of available commercial space in the area. Renderings: Google

Office Building Design | May 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Despite Google’s offer of new bike paths, wetlands restoration, and other perks, the city of Mountain View, Calif., d...

NCARB wants the title ‘architect’ confined to those who are licensed

“This issue has been fraught with controversy,” said Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB’s President, during a press conference at the AIA Show in Atlanta. Photo: NCARB

Architects | May 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Council is urging state licensing boards to come up with a substitute for the pre-licensure title ‘Intern.’  

Design for beekeeping facility in Tanzania by Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects unveiled

According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects

Cultural Facilities | May 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.

Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

Photo © Simon Menges via Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Cultural Facilities | May 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The hall is composed following a Fibonacci sequence whose fragmentation increases with the distance from the scene....

Guy Holloway proposes multi-level urban sports park for skaters

The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space. Renderings courtesy Guy Holloway Architects

Sports and Recreational Facilities | May 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The facility will include a rock climbing wall and boxing space.

Prismatic coatings accent the new Altara Center

This multi-use campus will contain a university, sports facilities, medical center, and world-class shopping.

Coatings | May 14, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |

This multi-use campus will contain a university, sports facilities, medical center, and world-class shopping

5 smart tech trends transforming the job site

Manhattan Construction’s use of 360 cameras on the DFW International Airport modernization and improvement project has greatly reduced the need for client/team visits to the massive site, and has improved existing site coordination efforts. Team members access the images via a digital floor plan of the job site. Users can take a virtual tour of the site by scrolling through the series of images. Courtesy Manhattan Construction

BIM and Information Technology | May 13, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

RFID labor tracking, 360 cameras, and advanced video tools are among the tech innovations that show promise for the c...

To succeed, malls must appeal to shopper lifestyles

Providing customers with dining options has become an important key to the success of shopping centers like the award-winning mall conversion known as The Street, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Photo: Michael Blanchard

Retail Centers | May 13, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Malls and shopping centers are more effective as destinations when their tenant mix appeals to customers’ lifestyles...

MVRDV Selected to Design High-Line Inspired Park ‘Seoul Skygarden’

The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV

Cultural Facilities | May 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate. 

The museum of tomorrow: 8 things to know about cultural institutions in today’s society

Digital Revolution at Barbican. Photo: Gensler

Museums | May 13, 2015 | GenslerOn | Diana Lee and Richard Jacob

Entertainment-based experiences, personal journeys, and community engagement are among the key themes that cultural i...

BIG completes Danish high school sports and arts expansion

The addition at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium integrates with the existing campus in one continuous flow. Photo: Jens Lindhe

K-12 Schools | May 12, 2015 | BD+C Staff

By placing parts of the new building beneath the football fields, the students are able to walk through the sunken sp...

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