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Hamilton Elementary School in Moline, Ill., features a range of interactive learning spaces designed to encourage critical thinking and collaboration, including an “imaginarium,” discovery lab, and learning stair (pictured). On the Building Team: Legat Architects (design architect), KJWW Engineering (SE), Amsco Engineering (MEP), McClure Engineering (CE), MVP Services Group (kitchen design), and Russell Construction (CM). Photo: AJ Brown Imaging

2016 Giants Report | July 25, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler surpasses $1.1 billion in revenue, topping Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest architecture firms, as reported in the 2016 Giants 300 Report.

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HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

Architects | January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

(Pictured) The Hall of Languages on Syracuse University's Campus . The NVRC building is planned for the western portion of the campus' Waverly block.  Photo Credit: David A. Sonnenfeld, Wikimedia Commons

Education Facility | January 26, 2016 | Syracuse University

Representatives of the firms will travel to Syracuse University to plan the next steps of their design processes

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution will alter the globe’s workforce

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BIM and Information Technology | January 26, 2016 | David Barista |

The next great technological metamorphosis will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before, due to the sheer...

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3D Printing | January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than other forms so far achie...

BIG unveils new renderings for NYC towers at 76 Eleventh Avenue

Renderings: Bjarke Ingels Group

High-rise Construction | January 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The twisty, asymmetrical condo complexes will have office space instead of a hotel.

Rendering: Millerhare

Mixed-Use | January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a new public square....

Dept. of Energy releases decision guides for plug and process loads

Photo: Steven Martin/Creative Commons

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

Plug and process loads consume about 30% of the primary energy in U.S. commercial buildings today.

The corporate headquarters of Johnson Controls in Glendale, Wis. Photo: Johnson Controls

Building Materials | January 25, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $20 billion deal is the latest corporate inversion maneuver.

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Museums | January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

The 90-sm prototype ICEHouse demonstrates the benefits of circular economy construction at The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Photo @2016William McDonough + Partners

Sustainable Design and Construction | January 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

ICEHouse is a prototype for temporary, easy-to-assemble structures that deploy locally available materials.

Photo Credit: Denise Chan, Flickr/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The documents serve as a comprehensive revision of previous IPD agreement

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Codes and Standards | January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The calculator breaks down the cost-effectiveness of energy codes on a state-by-state basis.

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Codes and Standards | January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The free document is specifically tailored for metal roof installation.

Photo Credit: Björn Söderqvist, Flickr/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move is expected to impact high-end condo development.

Rendering: Anders Berensson Architects

Urban Planning | January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Swedish firm’s "Klarastaden" plan connects the city via clear skyways that weave in and around the city’s buildin...

Coatings | January 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

Do you have goals for the new year for your diet, career, or lifestyle? Kate Smith, an international color expert rec...

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Rendering: Nike

Office Building Design | January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strength and energy of comp...

Rendering: Farm From a Box

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Editors

As these 13 innovations for the AEC marketplace demonstrate, sometimes a problem can be a good thing.

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Market Data | January 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CDM Research finds only a few positive signs among the leading sectors.

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Market Data | January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

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Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and CW Keller use 3D modeling and CNC machining to advance concrete construction.

The precast concrete technique was implemented on the South High Rises project at Ohio State University. Photo: Sasaki Associates

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Its double-angle cladding anchor maintains the air/water/vapor barrier integrity and continuous insulation while stil...

Photo: MODWORXX

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Typically used for countertops, vanities, and furniture, Krion was used to make 39 panels covering 1,300 sf of ceilin...

Photo: Lisa Picard

Great Solutions | January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

App allows users to track noise, differential pressure levels, vibration, and dust

8 trends sparking the hospitality sector

Lobbies aren’t just for waiting around anymore. In New York City, Shawmut Design and Construction’s renovation of Smyth Hotel’s 7,900-sf lobby, main entrance, and storefront divided the lobby area into four sections:  Living Room, Den, Library, and Evening Bar. Photo: Noah Fecks

Hotel Facilities | January 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hotels and restaurants are branching out to attract more customers—and hold onto them longer. 

Concrete innovation: voided biaxial slab slashes weight, saves concrete

Photo: Mortensen 

Great Solutions | January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

System reduces slab dead load by 30% on medical clinic project

METAL MAX: 6 ways to use metal screens and mesh for best effect

Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar. Courtesy GKD USA

Metals | January 19, 2016 | BD+C Staff

From airy façades to wire mesh ceilings to screening walls, these projects show off the design possibilities with met...

Photo: Rachel Park

Augmented Reality | January 19, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Rachel Park

A waning need for office buildings may be on the horizon, thanks to the possibility of working remotely via new techn...

Image © Jordan Berta.

Urban Planning | January 19, 2016 | GenslerOn | Peter Weingarten

While cities are creating new jobs and attracting new residents, there are warning signs that suggest this current ur...

Healing garden doubles as therapy trails

Photos and plans courtesy Copley Wolff Design Group

Great Solutions | January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A Boston-area hospital takes the healing garden to the next level.

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