Innovation districts + tech clusters: How the ‘open innovation’ era is revitalizing urban cores

The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler

Mixed-Use | August 26, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers are teaming to form innovation hot pockets.

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Vilnius Beacon, Daniel Libeskind
January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Perched on the highest peak between Vilnius' historic quarter and downtown, the Vilnius Beacon will be a hub for visi...

January 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The illustrations are Federico Babina's abstract interpretations of the styles of famous architects, from Frank Lloyd...

Photo: National Cancer Institute/Chris Spielmann via Wikimedia Commons
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md., stands out as a fine exem...

Weather conditions during transit can often cause signs of rust to appear on your steel. By tarping the material and protecting it from exposure, this can be minimized. Here’s what you need to know.

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January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

As of Jan. 1, all employers under the jurisdiction of OSHA are required to report all work-related fatalities within...

Photo: Charles Powell, FEMA
January 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An Illinois law took effect on Jan. 1 that requires all new and remodeled schools to have storm shelters.

January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site...

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Holl designed the campus’ north side to be a pedestrian-centered cultural hub on a lively landscape with ample underg...

Torre Costanera in Santiago, Chile, is South America's first supertall. Photo: J
January 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Last year was a record-breaking year for high-rise construction, with 97 tall buildings completed worldwide, includin...

January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’s Liverpool Street S...

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As of January 1, 2015, Executive Vice President Ryan Mouledous has been named the new President of Broadmoor, LLC, a...

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Offering more than 750 possible NFPA285 compliant wall assemblies, the new web tool allows architects and specifiers...

28th Street Apartments, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc. Photo:  Eric Stauden
January 12, 2015 | AIA

Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and William Rawn's Cambridge Public Library are among the winning projects.

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Calatrava reveals that he wanted to retain the “tiny home” feel of the original church building that was destroyed wi...

January 09, 2015 | Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 

The U.S. construction industry added 48,000 jobs in December, including 22,800 jobs in nonresidential construction, a...

January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies, such as magazine pub...

Gundersen's 500,000-sf expansion will features a geothermal system. Rendering: A
January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Gundersen Health System, a network of hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes in Wisconsin, announced that it i...

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January 08, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Insurance industry experts say without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, resulting canceled property/c...

January 07, 2015 | U.S. Department of Energy

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, o...

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Smart and Resilient Cities | January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated w...

Plans of where the parks would be located if University of Chicago's bid were ch
January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

There are two proposed sites for the plan, both owned by the Chicago Park District in Chicago’s South Side, near the...

January 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Converting the Astrodome to an urban farm and public park is one of the proposals on the table in Houston, according...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The towers will house five- and six- star hotels, as well as apartments, with a total of 614 rooms on the property. ...

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January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East redevelopment—accoun...

Kroenke Groups owner, billionaire real estate developer Stan Kroenke, is the fi
January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Kroenke Group is the latest in a series of high-profile investors that want to bring back pro football to the City of...

January 06, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The plan by Snøhetta and WCIT Architecture features a building that appears square from the outside, but opens at one...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Keep this tip sheet handy when preparing your Reconstruction Awards entry, as these are some items on which y...

January 05, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 Reconstruction Awards recognize the best reconstructed, renovated, or remodeled projects, based on overall d...

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