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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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...

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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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.

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo. Photo: courtesy GSA

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter with clear goals and guidance for net-zero energy bui...

Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Greenmars via Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled construction of a new arena for the Detroit Red Win...

Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA  via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Adam Dubrowa / FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that flooding has increased along the Eastern Seaboard over t...

July 16, 2014 | Reed Construction Data 

Construction starts for nonresidential work saw a surge in June, rising more than a third compared with the previous month, according to Reed Const...

July 16, 2014 | ASHRAE

Indoor Air Quality Association will become part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and board; HQ will relocate to Atlanta....

A narrow vertical expansion made space for 72 new patient beds at the University

A narrow vertical expansion made space for 72 new patient beds at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. Th

July 15, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Curtain wall façade brings new levels of natural light to patient rooms in an unusual vertical addition.

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Celebrated American architect Michael Graves sits with the Washington Post to talk about how being on a wheelchair changed the way he focuses on de...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have been readapted to meet specific needs of different e...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Together, the firms will form a massive global giant with more than $19 billion in revenue and 95,000 employees in 150 countries.

July 15, 2014 | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Harmonization Task Group will offer marketplace benefits including consistent messaging, simplification, elimination of redundancies, and creat...

All renderings courtesy Penda

All renderings courtesy Penda

July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

Renderings courtesy of Forster + Partners

Renderings courtesy of Forster + Partners

July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinburg.

July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It's the first veterinary facility in California to get a LEED Gold certification; over 60% of its power is generated by solar panels on the roofto...

July 14, 2014 | Toyota

Toyota announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments to develop its new North American headquarters cam...

The Building Team for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, only had ab

The Building Team for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, only had about two years to design and construct a 31-build

July 14, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A massive scope, tough schedule, and technical complexity fail to daunt the Building Team for a huge California correctional project.

Renderings courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has designed a 40-story residential building in San Francisco that is inspired by the city's omnipresent bay windows....

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architect can’t escape liability to th...

Centennial Hall is the first new academic building on the UW-Eau Claire campus i

Centennial Hall is the first new academic building on the UW-Eau Claire campus in more than 30 years. Photo courtesy of SmithGro

July 11, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Centennial Hall houses the College of Education and Human Sciences and consolidates teacher education. It is the first new academic building on the...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

Photo: Dumelow via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses

Photo: Dumelow via Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0 - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminate the dual standard for compliance with rules pert...

Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia

Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in Ventura.

Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 per 100,000 workers after 2011 had reached a recent...

July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new Toronto townhome brings cutting-edge design.

All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH

All photos: Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH

July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the 2014...

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB

July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems individually or as an integrated...

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