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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July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

U.S. Bank Tower, as part of a series of improvements, will be getting an observation deck and restaurant at its top.

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron have released renderings of their new $250 million New York building, a 12-story condominium with 88 luxury apartments. 

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July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans to improve Washington D.C.'s Potomac River waterfront by Maine Ave. have been discussed for years. Finally, The Wharf has started its first p...

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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Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Calif. Photo

Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Calif. Photo: courtesy Carrier Johnson

July 22, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

According to expert forecasters, multifamily projects, the Panama Canal expansion, and the petroleum industry’s “shale gale” could be saving graces...

July 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

The list includes first-time nominees Mecanoo and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, as well as previous winners Zaha Hadid Architects and Feilden Cleg...

According to NAIOP, Texas leads the nation in the value of new construction. Sho

According to NAIOP, Texas leads the nation in the value of new construction. Shown: Construction site of the Dallas City Perform

July 21, 2014 | NAIOP

Industrial, warehousing, office, and retail sectors see strong gains; Texas leads the nation in construction-value stats.

Illustration: Gameanna via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Illustration: Gameanna via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

July 21, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

Data analysis from Mancini•Duffy indicates significant variations among age cohorts in the workplace.

July 21, 2014 | Schindler Elevator Corporation

Pennsylvania plant is the first LEED Gold certified elevator manufacturing facility in North America.

The new Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center will allow patients to receiv

The new Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center will allow patients to receive comprehensive oncology services in a single lo

July 21, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Partners share the risk and reward of extreme collaboration on this LEED Silver project, which relies heavily on Lean principles.

Lookout Mountain Elementary School, Phoenix, Ariz. Photo: courtesy Adolfson & Pe

Lookout Mountain Elementary School, Phoenix, Ariz. Photo: courtesy Adolfson & Peterson Construction

July 18, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

“UAV.” “LATISTA.” “CMST.” If BD+C Giants 300 contractors have anything to say about it, these new terms may someday be as well known as “BIM” or “L...

Riyadh Metro Station, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, with engineering servic

Riyadh Metro Station, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, with engineering services from Buro Happold. The 20,434-sm project is b

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Barton Malow, Hill International top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest construction management and project managem...

Contractor Turner Construction is focusing its international efforts in Europe,

Contractor Turner Construction is focusing its international efforts in Europe, Latin America, India, and East Asia, notably Ind

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Turner, Whiting-Turner, Skanska top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest contractors in the United States. 

The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock

The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock is the new home of the Museum of History and In

July 18, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Following solid revenue growth in 2013, the majority of U.S.-based engineering and engineering/architecture firms expect more of the same this year...

The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock

The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock is the new home of the Museum of History and In

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest engineering/architecture firms in the United Sta...

At 206,000 sf, San Diego State Universitys Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is

At 206,000 sf, San Diego State Universitys Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is set to become Californias largest LEED Platinu

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Arup, Day & Zimmermann top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest engineering firms in the United States.

The shale gale of petroleum development is bringing economic growth to numerou

The shale gale of petroleum development is bringing economic growth to numerous areas, including all types of facilities requi

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, NBBJ top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest architecture firms in the United States. 

Multifamily housing development should stay strong at least into 2015, according

Multifamily housing development should stay strong at least into 2015, according to most economics experts. Emblematic of a curr

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HOK, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest architecture/engineering firms in t...

Los Angeles International Airport is undergoing a massive improvement program, e

Los Angeles International Airport is undergoing a massive improvement program, encompassing both infrastructure and passenger ar

July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction magazine's annual ranking the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S.

July 18, 2014 | The Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative announced that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Belk Hall, a student housing facility for the college’s u...

July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer

The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer of terraces and balconies placed crisscross abo

July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without compromising privacy or indoor space.

Ketchikan (Alaska) Federal Building. Photo: GSA

Ketchikan (Alaska) Federal Building. Photo: GSA

July 17, 2014 | U.S. General Service Administration

After operating the first biomass boiler in the Ketchikan, Alaska, Federal Building, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has concluded t...

July 17, 2014 | ASHRAE

A memorandum of understanding creating the Indoor Environment Quality Global Alliance was signed on June 29; the Alliance was formed to explore way...

New metal buildings have helped boost productivity at Perrault Farms in Yakima V

New metal buildings have helped boost productivity at Perrault Farms in Yakima Valley, Wash., the largest hop-producing region i

July 17, 2014 | Star Building Systems Sponsored Content

The construction of efficient metal buildings has helped Perrault Farms expand its hops-harvesting business.

Chart: Morrissey Goodale

Chart: Morrissey Goodale

July 16, 2014 | Morrissey Goodale
Through the first six months of 2014, Morrissey Goodale tracked 101 sales of U.S.-based architecture and engineering firms, roughly the same amou...
July 16, 2014 | Ware Malcomb

Architecture and design firm also honored for commercial real estate projects in New Jersey.

The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of April

The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of Aprilli Design Studio, Fast Company.

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Aprilli Design Studio has stepped forward with a new idea for a vertical farm, which is intended to resemble a giant tree. It uses lightweight de...
Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater

Plans call for restaurants, apartments, offices, a hotel, a cinema and a theater on 8 million square feet adjacent to the new 49

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Santa Clara (Calif.) City Council approved the next steps for a massive development project next to Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Fra...

Special features of the new competition pool at Niles North High School include

Special features of the new competition pool at Niles North High School include regenerative media filtration and UV treatment s

July 16, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Collaborative spirit abounds in the expansion and renovation of a high school pool facility in suburban Chicago.

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