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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June 10, 2014 | Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Selis Manor is the first government-funded residence for the vision-impaired and disabled in New York City. MAP’s design eases crowding, increases...

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: stockimages via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

June 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The new program focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in nonresidential buildings and can be pursued by...

Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architect

Ground cafe at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., by Bentel and Bentel Architects. Photo: Daniel Stark, courtesy AIA

June 09, 2014 | AIA

Yale's funky new Ground café and a pavilion made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles are among the nation's best new small projects. 

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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Credit: The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Credit: The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

June 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum, meant to hold Eli and Edythe Borad's collection of contemporary art, is suing the German company Seele for what the museum describes as...

June 09, 2014 | SSOE

SSOE’s Board of Directors announced that it has selected Bob Howell to be the next President and CEO of the engineering firm. Howell has been with...

The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for mor

The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for more than 4 million SF of city-owned facilities inc

June 08, 2014 | Joseph Cassata, AIA, CannonDesign

Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensure it's utilizing its facilities and operations as...

June 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AT Design Office has proposed a design for a floating city to offset increasing urban populations in China. To create the new city, a 10-square kil...

Renderings: courtesy Related Companies

Renderings: courtesy Related Companies

June 06, 2014 | Related Companies

Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are teaming to develop Fifty Five Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower co...

June 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Seville, Spain, architectural firms Hombre de Piedra and Buró4 have designed and completed a cruise ship terminal out of used shipping container...

The city of Santa Monica, Calif.'s Parking Structure 6 won for Best Design of a

The city of Santa Monica, Calif.'s Parking Structure 6 won for Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces. Pho

June 05, 2014 | International Parking Institute

Winners include garages that are architectural delights, an airport's canopied parking atrium, and an environmentally friendly garage under America...

June 05, 2014 | American Institute of Steel Construction

A team of 20 students from the University of California, Davis were named champions in the 2014 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition...

View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commo

View of Berkeley and Bay from Claremont Canyon. Photo: Urban via Wikimedia Commons

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Volunteers in Berkeley, Calif., are collecting signatures for the “Green Downtown & Public Commons Initiative,” a controversial measure that cr...

Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as th

Under the original plan, the complex was scheduled to be finished as early as this year for less than $3 billion. But only a Coa

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A massive new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security is more than $1.5 billion over budget, 11 years behind schedule, and may never b...

The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy

The Big U is one of six resiliency proposals moving forward. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group.

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City region from flooding like the area experienced from...

Photo: Marckos via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Marckos via Wikimedia Commons

June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area, saying that local governments should have prepa...

June 05, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

A study of protected bikes lanes in five U.S. cities shows a 21% to 171% increase in observed ridership within one year of the bike lanes' construc...

An example of emerging "live, work, play" strategy is the development of residen

An example of emerging "live, work, play" strategy is the development of residential townhomes and apartments within close proxi

June 05, 2014 | Eric Fisher and Patrick Duke

In urban and even suburban markets, real estate is about the "live, work, play," with close proximity to mass transit and other amenities, like ret...

Waterfront view including the competition site from the Market Square, looking s

Waterfront view including the competition site from the Market Square, looking south. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo

June 05, 2014 | Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

This is the first time the Guggenheim Foundation has sought a design through an open competition. Anonymous submissions for stage one of the compet...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons

June 04, 2014 | Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data

This year's unusually difficult winter took its toll on construction activity. Nonetheless, first quarter spending for all the major groups was up...

New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN.

New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN. The project will receive $150 million in funding

June 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans from Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels are among the six winning proposals in HUD's Rebuild by Design competition. All six projects will receive...

Dave Boswell, President and CEO of Hughes Associates, Inc., and Martin Reiss, CE

Dave Boswell, President and CEO of Hughes Associates, Inc., and Martin Reiss, CEO of The RJA Group, Inc. discuss the merger of t

June 04, 2014 | The RJA Group

The transaction creates one of the largest providers of lifecycle building consultancy services that will include, risk analysis, system design, co...

The panels have rectangular dimensions, with shades of red and gray to mirror th

The panels have rectangular dimensions, with shades of red and gray to mirror the colors of the brick and concrete on nearby his

June 04, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series architectural panels in a blend of six colors—divided...

June 04, 2014 | American Builders 2017

A joint venture between Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, and New South Construction will build the Atlanta Braves ball...

June 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tower, built in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, is topped with a Rubik's cube and was built using thousands of blocks.

Century Spire will reach 60 stories when construction is complete. Renderings: c

Century Spire will reach 60 stories when construction is complete. Renderings: courtesy Century Properties

June 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Century Spire, Daniel Libeskind's latest project, has just broken ground in Century City, southwest of Manila. It is meant to accommodate apart...

Photo: David Barista, BD+C

Photo: David Barista, BD+C

June 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BUILDINGChicago is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, governmen...

Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the Green Garage Certification program, the parking in...

Photo: EVO from UAE via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: EVO from UAE via Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Ten of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in April, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. 

Renderings courtesy SOM /  SOM.

Renderings courtesy SOM / SOM.

June 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The elevated station will be a key portal within All Aboard Florida’s rail system, the nation's only privately owned, operated, and financed rail n...

Fall prevention is the theme of OSHA's "Stand Down" campaign. Photo: Wikimedia C

Fall prevention is the theme of OSHA's "Stand Down" campaign. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

June 02, 2014 | OSHA

New program urges firms to explore ways to prevent jobsite falls, which are a leading cause of death and injury for construction workers.

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