Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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Regional Blood Center, Raciborz, Poland. Photo credit: Bartlomiej Senkowski  FA

Regional Blood Center, Raciborz, Poland. Photo credit: Bartlomiej Senkowski FAAB Architektura

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by FAAB Architektura, the project's aesthetic was guided by its function. The color scheme, facade panel glossiness, and the irregularly e...

July 29, 2014 | MAGDI

Stuart will support the firm's $375 million multifamily residential design studio.

Coborn Plaza, a mixed-use development, is a P3 involving 5th Avenue Development,

Coborn Plaza, a mixed-use development, is a P3 involving 5th Avenue Development, the J.A. Wedum Foundation, and St. Cloud State

July 29, 2014 | AIAI

Resource explores P3 best practices, including legislation and procurement methods.

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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Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Building Team led by Suffolk Construction, The Archi

July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction revenue is improving, according to the 2014 Giants 3...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction contractor and construction manag...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction engineering and engineering/ar...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction architecture and architecture/engineering firms...

Greg Mare, new Director of Healthcare Planning and Design at URS.

Greg Mare, new Director of Healthcare Planning and Design at URS.

July 28, 2014 | URS
Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023

Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023, according to Navigant Research. Photo: Wikimed

July 28, 2014 | Navigant Research

Payback periods remain a critical factor for decisionmakers on retrofit projects, report finds.

July 28, 2014 | LEO A DALY

New hire will work with healthcare and federal market sectors on programs specifically for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 28, 2014 | KSQ Architects

Move creates Charlotte, N.C., office with expertise in higher education, K-12, multifamily, and healthcare. 

July 28, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings

The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance in a tall building, across one or more of a wide range of criteria, over a period of 10 y...

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and clou

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and cloud data center providers. Equinix is the largest

July 28, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The growth of modular and containerized data center solutions may eventually hinder the growth of traditional data center construction services....

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Holder, Turner, and DPR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center contractors and construction management firms i...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center engineering and engineering/architectu...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center architecture and architecture/engineering firm...

July 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Vandals set fire to a stolen van in the park, which in turn caught the tarp covering the pavilion's 50-year old Terrazzo Map on fire.

Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certifica

Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certification. Photo: Alistair Tutton

July 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The ...

July 24, 2014 | Hord Coplan Macht

The merger will create a full-service practice with offices in Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO and Alexandria, VA that offers integrated architecture, la...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The concept behind the research is to slice the stalk of bamboo grass into smaller pieces to bond together and form sturdy blocks, much like conven...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Authorities have decided to move 4,400 squatters out of Venezuela's third-tallest skyscraper, allegedly to investigate the structural soundness of...

Catawba Valley Medical Center Pavilion, Hickory, N.C. Photo: courtesy Freeman Wh

Catawba Valley Medical Center Pavilion, Hickory, N.C. Photo: courtesy Freeman White

July 23, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

With the Affordable Care Act still in its infancy, Building Teams are seeing reverberations in the investment decisions of healthcare providers, in...

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New plans have been introduced to turn London's Heathrow Airport into a city. If those plans ever come to fruition, "Heathrow City" could support 9...

The University of Colorado Hospital recently completed major projects on the Ans

The University of Colorado Hospital recently completed major projects on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. A new 12-story,

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare contractors and construction management...

Single-bed inpatient rooms in the Hospitaller Pavilion at Palos Community Hospit

Single-bed inpatient rooms in the Hospitaller Pavilion at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., give patients ample s

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and URS Corp. top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare engineering and engineering/architecture fir...

Duke Realty, Eskenazi Health, and Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County for

Duke Realty, Eskenazi Health, and Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County formed a public-private partnership to create the n

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and HKS top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare architecture and architecture/engineering firms in...

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new aquarium on Brazil's northeastern coast is designed, engineered, constructed and financed by U.S. firms and institutions.

Inside the 68-story building are apartments, offices and a hotel. Photo credit:

Inside the 68-story building are apartments, offices and a hotel. Photo credit: H.G. Esch, courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower stands at 308 meters and is the focal point of the Songdo International Business District, a new 310-hectare city bu...

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

July 23, 2014 | AIA

AIA reported the June ABI score was 53.5, up from a mark of 52.6 in May.

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