Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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Renderings courtesy Stantec
August 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tallest: Epcor Tower and...

August 28, 2014 | USGBC

The groups will apply technical and science-based approaches to the LEED green building program.

OnaltiDokuz, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Citing negative effects to a world heritage site, the Turkish central government has ruled that the recently complete...

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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Hord Coplan Macht led the team for the renovation and expansion of the SECU Aren
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Populous, AECOM, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest sports facility design and construction firm...

Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright School at risk of losing accreditation
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Frank Lloyd School of Architecture may be stripped of its ability to confer Master of Architects students based o...

August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A study examining what architects can learn from children, especially during the design process, is being carried out...

 
Graphic: AECOM and Ohio University
August 27, 2014 | AECOM and Ohio University

More than 80% of college athletic directors plan to make significant investments in facilities over the next five yea...

August 27, 2014 | Cruzan

Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsbad, Calif. Cruzan wil...

Photo: courtesy Leidos
August 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, Jacobs, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest industrial sector design and construction fir...

Local architects design a Sky Street for Shenzhen Bay City competition
August 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design for a new complex in Shenzhen’s bay area consists of highly reflective glass towers, expansive garden spac...

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The second annual report reviews the company’s manufacturing and business processes, as well as its product portfolio...

Photos: James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
August 26, 2014 | Perkins+Will

With its sloping grass-covered green roof, the two-story building is at the intersection of the two historic original...

Atascadero City Hall was severely damaged by the San Simeon earthquake in 2003.
August 26, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

The landmark city hall was severely damaged by the San Simeon earthquake in 2003. Reconstruction renewed the building...

Cincinnati Art Museum - Longworth Wing Renovation. Building Team: emersion DESIG
August 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Arup, Gensler, and Turner head BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the most revenue from cultural f...

Kingdom Tower. Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.
August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Large portions of some skyscrapers are useless space used to artificially enhance their height, according to the Coun...

August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff 
Choosing from 30,000 photos he took from the day construction began in 2006 to the day when construction was finish...
Photo: Zaha Hadid Architects
August 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid claims the reviewer falsely implied her indifference toward the plight of migrant workers in the Middle East, i...

August 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mark Domino, the son-in-law of developer Douglas Durst, has developed an app, called Spireworks, that allows anyone w...

Illustration: www.nctcog.org
August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years...

J. Craig Venter Institutes Landmark Net-Zero-Energy Genomic Laboratory, La Joll
August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Affiliated Engineers, and Skanska top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest S+T sector design and construction...

Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center Expansion & Renovation, Detroit, Mich. Bui
August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, AECOM, and Hunt Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest convention center design and constr...

Pasa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., designed by WATG (hotel design) a
August 21, 2014 | RTKL

The acquisition of Callison, known predominantly for its leadership in retail and mixed-use design, builds on Arcadis...

August 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An opulent Renaissance Revival building in downtown Detroit is being used as a parking garage.

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Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced that its Bristol, Conn. manufacturing facility was recognized by t...

Designed by the architectural duo Charles A. Reed and Allen H. Stem, King Street
August 21, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

After years of neglect and botched renovations, King Street Station sparkles once again.

August 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The New York office of the Gerson Lehrman Group recently redesigned its office without personal desks or cubicles. Th...

Photo: Mark Ahsmann via Wikimedia Commons
August 20, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported the July ABI score was 55.8, up noticeably from a mark of 53.5 in June....

August 20, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second...

Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
August 19, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The overall design concept is of a complex of textured buildings that would differentiate from the surrounding blue-g...

One of the projects that 360 has worked on; Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
August 19, 2014 | HOK

Expected to be finalized by the end of October, the acquisition of 360 Architecture will provide immediate benefits t...

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