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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Rendering: RMF Engineering

Rendering: RMF Engineering

August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

There are many hurdles to overcome when completing a life cycle cost assessment. RMF Engineering’s Seth Spangler offers some words of advice regard...

Rendering: RMF Engineering

Rendering: RMF Engineering

August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

A life cycle cost analysis helps a school district decide which HVAC system to use in $198 million worth of future building projects.

Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will

Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will be perched atop blocks of stone, accompanied by

August 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City will be the world’s largest museum of Mayan history and culture, at 60,000 sf. 

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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August 13, 2014 | AIA

The International Union of Architects, representing approximately 2.3 million architects worldwide, has unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative com...

August 13, 2014 | ADD Inc. and Stantec

The deal, which helps Stantec strengthen its capabilities in the buildings business on the East Coast, is expected to close in September.

August 13, 2014 |

Hosted by AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers free events throughout the country for AEC professionals, faculty and students and the...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of stacked concrete blocks placed slightly askew to crea...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The boost to apartment construction suggests that job gains are encouraging the creation of households.

 Santiago Calatrava, LLC

Santiago Calatrava, LLC

August 12, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers 

The $60 million structure is wrapped in a bright-white, aluminum pergola for dramatic effect and solar shading.

Renderings courtesy of NBBJ

Renderings courtesy of NBBJ

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Developed by architects at NBBJ, Sunbreak uses a unique three-hinged shade that morphs from an opaque shutter to an abstract set of vertical blinds...

August 12, 2014 | The City of St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier for Florida's fifth largest city.

Photo credit: Lord Mauleverer, Wikimedia Commons.

Photo credit: Lord Mauleverer, Wikimedia Commons.

August 12, 2014 | American Council of Engineering Companies 

More than two in three U.S. engineering firm leaders say the current business climate is better than last year at this time, according to results f...

The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa

The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers a glass curtain wall with plent

August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a post-9/11 world, according to...

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture

August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes two endless ramps, rising gradually with a low gradi...

Renderings courtesy ALL Design

Renderings courtesy ALL Design

August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved apartment tower on purple stilts.

Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Photo courtesy BC Hydro

August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

All photos courtesy LEGO

All photos courtesy LEGO

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder as much freedom as possible....

The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoyin

The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoying river views. Renderings courtesy of Atkins

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Window of Guangzhou project will consist of three towers forming the number sequence "001."

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center is a project of the cit

August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale reconstruction continues to be a federal priority, ac...

Rendering: Epstein

Rendering: Epstein

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use project in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District.

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project delivery was introduced in the U.S. Senate.

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the planned Ashburn Sheriff Substation, which includes r

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certification on new county buildings.

Map: USGS

Map: USGS

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development.

SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti

SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballistic Framing for the corridors.

August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is Sponsored Content

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution that protects against fire, bullets and forced entry...

Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi

Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi

August 07, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The adage “doing more with less” has become a byword for many businesses since the Great Recession, and clients are trying to maximize every precio...

Renderings courtesy of BIG

Renderings courtesy of BIG

August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ firm is looking to improve the 1960s-designed Givskund Zoo in Denmark by giving the animals a freer range to roam.

Renderings courtesy of Jaja Architects

Renderings courtesy of Jaja Architects

August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With snaking staircases and a rooftop playground, the Park'n'Play will double as a neighborhood attraction.

August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair...

August 06, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in n...

August 06, 2014 | BD+C

With vegetated balconies reaching the full height of the 100-meter tower, the One More residential development aims to establish a relationship bet...

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