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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July 28, 2014 | KSQ Architects

Move creates Charlotte, N.C., office with expertise in higher education, K-12, multifamily, and healthcare. 

July 28, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings

The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance in a tall building, across one or more of a wide range of c...

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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Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and clou
July 28, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The growth of modular and containerized data center solutions may eventually hinder the growth of traditional data ce...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Holder, Turner, and DPR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center contractors and c...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center engineer...

 
July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center architecture and...

July 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Vandals set fire to a stolen van in the park, which in turn caught the tarp covering the pavilion's 50-year old Terra...

July 24, 2014 | Hord Coplan Macht

The merger will create a full-service practice with offices in Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO and Alexandria, VA that offe...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The concept behind the research is to slice the stalk of bamboo grass into smaller pieces to bond together and form s...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Authorities have decided to move 4,400 squatters out of Venezuela's third-tallest skyscraper, allegedly to investigat...

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New plans have been introduced to turn London's Heathrow Airport into a city. If those plans ever come to fruition, "...

Catawba Valley Medical Center Pavilion, Hickory, N.C. Photo: courtesy Freeman Wh
July 23, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

With the Affordable Care Act still in its infancy, Building Teams are seeing reverberations in the investment decisio...

The University of Colorado Hospital recently completed major projects on the Ans
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Turner, McCarthy, and Skanska USA top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare contracto...

Single-bed inpatient rooms in the Hospitaller Pavilion at Palos Community Hospit
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Jacobs, and URS Corp. top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare engineering an...

Duke Realty, Eskenazi Health, and Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County for
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

HDR, Stantec, and HKS top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest healthcare architecture and arch...

July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new aquarium on Brazil's northeastern coast is designed, engineered, constructed and financed by U.S. firms and ins...

Inside the 68-story building are apartments, offices and a hotel. Photo credit:
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower stands at 308 meters and is the focal point of the Songdo International Business Distr...

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons
July 23, 2014 | AIA

AIA reported the June ABI score was 53.5, up from a mark of 52.6 in May.

July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

U.S. Bank Tower, as part of a series of improvements, will be getting an observation deck and restaurant at its top....

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron
July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron have released renderings of their new $250 million New York building, a 12-story condominium w...

July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans to improve Washington D.C.'s Potomac River waterfront by Maine Ave. have been discussed for years. Finally, The...

Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Calif. Photo
July 22, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

According to expert forecasters, multifamily projects, the Panama Canal expansion, and the petroleum industry’s “shal...

July 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

The list includes first-time nominees Mecanoo and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, as well as previous winners Zaha Had...

According to NAIOP, Texas leads the nation in the value of new construction. Sho
July 21, 2014 | NAIOP

Industrial, warehousing, office, and retail sectors see strong gains; Texas leads the nation in construction-value st...

Illustration: Gameanna via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
July 21, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

Data analysis from Mancini•Duffy indicates significant variations among age cohorts in the workplace.

July 21, 2014 | Schindler Elevator Corporation

Pennsylvania plant is the first LEED Gold certified elevator manufacturing facility in North America.

The new Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Cancer Center will allow patients to receiv
July 21, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Partners share the risk and reward of extreme collaboration on this LEED Silver project, which relies heavily on Lean...

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