Sagrada Familia, Designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain. Photo: SBA73, Wikimedia Creative Commons.

Architects | September 26, 2016 | AIA

A new travel program offers design enthusiast travelers 10 global destinations.

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Green | April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors and AIA

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library are two of the proje...

SmithGroupJJR’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Building wins Lab of the Year award

The New Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR. Click here to enlarge.

 

University Buildings | April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Sustainable features like chilled beams and solar screens help the University of Illinois research facility use 50% l...

How retailers can create spaces to appeal to Millennial shoppers

The GS&P-designed 5th + Broadway mixed-use development provides provides pedestrian and mass-transit access as well as a variety of retail, dining, entertainment options on ground level. Images courtesy GS&P.

Retail Centers | April 27, 2016 | GS&P Dialogue | Brandon Bell

Today's college students have a bit more spending power than past generations. In the third part of the The New Stude...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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Florida gives developers more time to install first responder radio signal systems

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Codes and Standards | April 27, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Expensive upgrades can be postponed for several years.

 

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As with many building products, the process of shipping from manufacturing centers to jobsites leaves the possibility...

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Notable architects design mini-golf holes for London Design Festival

Architect Paul Smith designed a mini-golf hole using the steps of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy London Design Festival.

Architects | April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Visionaries like Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, and the late Zaha Hadid all helped in designing the course, which will b...

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Drones | April 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The SkyBEAM UAV is used for identifying energy leaks, rooftop damage, deteriorating façades, and safety issues withou...

San Francisco becomes first big U.S. city to require solar panels on new buildingsSan Francisco becomes first big U.S. city to require solar panels on new buildings

San Francisco. Photo: Jeremy Brooks/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Pertains to commercial and residential buildings shorter than 10 stories.

 

Two milestones recognized as Diamond Schmitt designs upgrades to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Rendering courtesy Diamond Schmitt. Click here for larger view.

Cultural Facilities | April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Renovations, including a new tower, stage, and lounge, will be completed in 2017, the year of Canada’s 150th and the...

New University of Calgary research center features reconfigurable “spine”

The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.

University Buildings | April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.

 

GSA adopts SITES land development and management rating system

Built on a industrial brownfield, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is a SITES project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

Codes and Standards | April 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal agency will use for properties with and without buildings.

 

The latest addition to Atlanta's Tech Square innovation center is Coda, a 1-million-sf mixed-use complex that is designed for collaboration between researchers and the private sector, and will include retail space activated by an outdoor plaza. Image: John Portman & Associates

Mixed-Use | April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A much anticipated, Portman-developed tower project will include collaborative office spaces, a data center, and a re...

Marc Berson, Vice Chairman of RWJ Barnabas Health, addresses the audience at a recent symposium on how healthcare systems can manage excess assets at a time of industry consolidation and higher demand for providing services closer to communities. Image: Rutgers Business|Center for Real Estate

Healthcare Facilities | April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service providers position themselves closer to their communities, they are looking for ways to redirect non-core...

Developers announce updates for Schuylkill Yards, Philadelphia’s new innovation hub

Renderings courtesy Shop Architects/West 8. Click here for larger view.

Education Facility | April 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Drexel University's $3.5 billion project will have mixed-use buildings, residential spaces, and educational and resea...

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Architects | April 22, 2016 | CallisonRTKL blog | Kirill Pivovarov

CallisonRTKL’s Kirill Pivovarov explores how densification can lead to increased productivity and innovation in the w...

Construction begins on RUR Architecture DPC’s Taipei Pop Music Center’s South Site

Taipei Pop Music Center’s North Site (background) and South Site (foreground). All renderings: Jesse Reiser + Nanako Umemoto. Click here for larger image.

Performing Arts Centers | April 22, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The designers believe the center, which will have performance areas, production spaces, and a hall of fame, will be t...

Public-private partnership used to fund Long Beach Civic Center Project

Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)

Government Buildings | April 22, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering, and cost consultin...

Coatings | April 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performanc...

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Revised 2015 Manual for Engineered Wood Construction available

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Wood | April 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

American Wood Council Document offers design information for structural applications.

An example of what can be done with mixed reality devices, such as Microsoft's HoloLens (pictured). Photo: Microsoft Sweden, flickr Creative Commons

Augmented Reality | April 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Magic Leap and Microsoft’s HoloLens are just two examples of mixed reality technology on the horizon that are determi...

New renderings released for Herzog & de Meuron’s National Library of Israel

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen). Click here for larger view.

Library | April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The library is based around the light well in the center of a concave roof, a feature that will illuminate the spacio...

Photo: Dewalt.

Contractors | April 21, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Android-powered device is waterproof, dustproof, weatherproof, and can withstand drops up to six feet.

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Ingenhoven Architects unveils plans for two Tokyo towers

Renderings courtesy Ingenhoven Architects. Click here to enlarge image.

High-rise Construction | April 21, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Toranomon District will add a business and a residential high-rise, both of which feature green and energy-effici...

U.K. imposes BIM requirement on government projects

Image: Tyler Disney/YouTube screenshot.

BIM and Information Technology | April 21, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

U.S. unlikely to follow suit.

 

OMA reveals designs for its first Tokyo skyscraper

Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.

High-rise Construction | April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hub for international...

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Seismic Design | April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Kengo Kuma developed the rods, which are stronger and lighter than iron.

5 ways rapid tech growth can drive sustainability leadership in Seattle

Rendering of the new Expedia campus bike trails, courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (via Paladino).

Sustainability | April 20, 2016 | Abundance: The Paladino Blog | Nash Emrich

Paladino's Nash Emrich writes that Seattle can keep its edge in sustainability by leveraging new energy performance t...

New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth

Architects | April 20, 2016 | HOK

Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the first time since 199...

AIA: Architecture Billings Index ends first quarter on upswing

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Market Data | April 20, 2016 | AIA

The multi-family residential sector fared the best. The Midwest was the only U.S. region that didn't see an increase...

OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

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Codes and Standards | April 20, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Becomes effective April 26.

 

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