Condo developers covet churches for conversions

A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects

Multifamily Housing | April 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into libraries, restaurants, and with greater frequency condominiums.

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Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega
October 13, 2014 | Viega Sponsored Content

Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire wanted a way to keep its installers safe without compromising the quality of their...

Photos: LEGO
October 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO's Architecture line combines two of our great loves, and we're excited for two newly announced additions to the...

Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and
October 13, 2014 | BQE Software

William Duff Architects has seen immediate benefits to their business since the implementation of ArchiOffice. Within...

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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October 13, 2014 | The Softwood Lumber Board

The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an altern...

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms volu...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary mat...

 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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Rendering: Panoramic Interests
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at least 220 sf and con...

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual offers retrofitting str...

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may us...

Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects
October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manmade methods to store...

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d
October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of ne...

Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons
October 09, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) h...

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects
October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan...

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS
October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2024.  

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.
October 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011.

October 08, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project is among 25 projects honored by the Design Build Institute of Am...

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting
October 07, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan debt, according to anal...

October 07, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Soaring skyscrapers, architectural wonders, government embassies. Protecting buildings, their occupants, and other as...

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons
October 07, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The greater Raleigh, N.C., market appears to be getting back on its feet again, which is good news for rental propert...

October 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this downloadable graphic, technologist Shaan Hurley dissects 37 cocktails and analyzes their architectural makeup...

Photo: Norma Gmez via Wikimedia Commons
October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 76-year-old architect sees skyscrapers and the privatization of public space to be the most problematic parts of...

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons
October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest leve...

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design for the Dwight D. Ei...

October 06, 2014 | AIA

Gross billings at architecture firms have increased by 20% since 2011, according to a new report by the AIA.

Illustration: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Women account for more than half of the U.S. population. But even with significant gains over the past 25 years, thei...

Photo: Dcoetzee via Wikimedia Commons
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The California Energy Commission launched the upgrade process to Title 24, the state energy code, last month.

Photo: Oikos-team via Wikimedia Commons
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more than 70 engineers, a...

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable properties use 28% less energ...

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan's Bow...

Image: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having slanted roofs or spire...

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