Mecklenburg County Land Use Environmental Service Agency, Charlotte, NC, Image © Gensler.

Government Buildings | December 01, 2016 | Bob Peck | GenslerOn

Government work settings ranked the lowest in their effectiveness across the four work modes: focus (individual) work, collaboration, socializing (informal gathering that fosters trust and teamwork) and learning.

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UC Merced's campus will greatly expand over the next four years, as the state's Board of Regents has approved a design and construction plan that would allow the 11-year-old university to increase its enrollment by nearly 50%. Image: Courtesy UC Merced

University Buildings | July 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The state’s Board of Regents has approved a $1.34 billion plan that would add nearly 1.2 million sf of new space.

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Paradise City in Seoul, South Korea. Rendering: MVRDV. Click here to enlarge.

Retail Centers | July 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 9,800-sm complex will have retail and nightclub space. A plaza separates the two concrete buildings.

Energy Efficient Roofing | July 21, 2016 | Mark Halverson |

Not all roof and ceiling assemblies are created equal, especially when it comes to energy performance.

Designing with Office Heroes: Lessons from a network of startup professionals

Prezi office in San Francisco. Photo: © Michael Townsend, via Gensler

Designers | July 21, 2016 | GenslerOn | Katie Rodrigues

Gensler Design Strategist Katie Rodrigues talks about how the design community can support emerging and startup clien...

A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted by a huge observation...

Images courtesy GS&P.

Healthcare Facilities | July 20, 2016 | GS&P Dialogue | Ray Wong, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED GA

Charting procedures and highlighting improvement opportunities can lead to developing effective design strategy simul...

Photo: Torre Reforma/Arup

Concrete | July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Double-V hangers and irregularly spaced gaps allow the structure to bend.

 

Chicago Cubs unveil plans for premier fan club underneath box seats at Wrigley Field

Rendering: Chicago Cubs.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As part of the baseball team’s larger stadium renovation project, the club will offer exclusive food, drinks, and sea...

The Crescent Terminus project in Atlanta features wood siding accents placed close to street level, where it will withstand wear and tear over time from passing sidewalk traffic.

July 20, 2016 | Powered by Nichiha

Among contemporary architecture's hard lines and hard surfaces, wood is the great contrasting element—an element of s...

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Colorful Boston Road building offers affordable housing in the Bronx

Boston Road building in the Bronx. Photo: Michael Moran, via Curbed New York.

Multifamily Housing | July 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by NYC’s Alexander Gorlin Architects, the 12-story building will have 154 studio apartments for low-income w...

Construction in Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Photo: Alexis Lewis/Creative Commons.

Architects | July 20, 2016 | AIA

The June ABI score was down from May, but the figure was positive for the fifth consecutive month. 

 

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Urban Planning | July 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

By treating the neighborhood as a living entity, players of Block’hood take part in the creation, death, and rebirth...

Rendering courtesy of adomepark.org

Events Facilities | July 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Current plans for the Astrodome’s renovation turn the site into an indoor park and events space, but a Houston archit...

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New color palettes add sparkle and sustainability to “you dream it we make it” projects

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17 buildings designed by Le Corbusier added UNESCO World Heritage List

Immeuble Clarté in Switzerland, a new UNESCO World Heritage site. Photo: Romano1246/Wikimedia Commons.

Architects | July 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The sites are spread across seven counties and were built over the course of 50 years. Le Corbusier, an architect, de...

Four residential projects named winners of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Bruce Damonte. Click here to enlarge.

Multifamily Housing | July 18, 2016 | AIA

Affordable housing, specialized housing, and accessible housing projects were honored.

 

Downtown Tower-K18B. Rendering courtesy Studio Libeskind. Click here to enlarge.

Mixed-Use | July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The glass facade, and spaces for restaurants, a luxury hotel, and offices will lure visitors and tenants.

The new stadium and mixed-use project for the Los Angeles Rams. Renderings courtesy LA Rams.

Sports and Recreational Facilities | July 18, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 70,000-seat stadium will be ready by the 2019 NFL season. The surrounding mixed-use development includes space fo...

Impact fees on development proposed to fund Miami’s rising sea level resiliency plans

Construction site near the water in downtown Miami. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | July 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

$400 million flood plan includes new valves, pumps, and raised roadways.

 

Newark passes nation’s first ‘environmental justice’ ordinance

Newark, N.J. Photo: A. Duarte/Creative Commons.

Green | July 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires city planning officials to get more information from developers to ensure healthy, sustainable projects.

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Augmented Reality | July 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

While catching them all may be the main goal, the wildly popular mobile game is also leading people to trek to unexpl...

Zaha Hadid designs geometric flower-shaped tower for sustainable Qatar city

Courtesy ZHA. Click here to enlarge.

High-rise Construction | July 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 38-story building will have a mashrabiya latticed facade with hotel and residential space inside.

Construction in New York City. Photo: Jeffrey Zeldman/Creative Commons.

Contractors | July 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

‘Sick and tired’ of lawbreaking contractors defining public perception.

 

Welding has begun on a 70-story-tall office and residential tower in earthquake prone San Franciso that claims it can resist a 500-year earthquake, and be back in full operation within a month after a catastrophic event. Image: Courtesy of 181 Fremont

High-rise Construction | July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A megabrace is a key seismic component at 181 Fremont, with offices, residences, and retail space.

Shigeru Ban designs tower expected to be world’s tallest hybrid timber structure

Rendering of Shigeru Ban's Terrace House project. Plans are subject to change, and the full unveil is scheduled for the fall. Rendering courtesy Shigeru Ban and PortLiving. Click here to enlarge.

High-rise Construction | July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

To lessen the carbon footprint, Terrace House in Vancouver will be made of wood sourced from British Columbia.

Capital One adds coffee shops to bank locations

Capital One Cafe in San Francisco. Photo: kennejima/Creative Commons.

Retail Centers | July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Several cities opened or are planning Capital One Cafes where customers can buy a latte and make a checking deposit....

The history of building with wood [infographic]

The ceiling of the Richmond Olympic Oval building in Richmond, B.C., Canada, is made of glulam. Photo: Thelastminute/Wikimedia Commons.

Wood | July 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The first timber home was built 10,000 years ago. Now 40-story wood skyscrapers are being constructed.

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons

Building Tech | July 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.

Portland, Ore. Photo: Holly Hayes/Creative Commons.

Multifamily Housing | July 14, 2016 | Peter Fabrid, Contributing Editor

Expected to raise $8 million annually on commercial and residential projects.

 

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