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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August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of stacked concrete blocks...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The boost to apartment construction suggests that job gains are encouraging the creation of households.

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August 12, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers 

The $60 million structure is wrapped in a bright-white, aluminum pergola for dramatic effect and solar shading.

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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August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Developed by architects at NBBJ, Sunbreak uses a unique three-hinged shade that morphs from an opaque shutter to an a...

August 12, 2014 | The City of St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier for Florida's fifth...

Photo credit: Lord Mauleverer, Wikimedia Commons.
August 12, 2014 | American Council of Engineering Companies 

More than two in three U.S. engineering firm leaders say the current business climate is better than last year at thi...

 

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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The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa
August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a...

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes two endless ramps, ris...

Renderings courtesy ALL Design
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved apartment tower on p...

Photo courtesy BC Hydro
August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buil...

All photos courtesy LEGO
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder...

The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoyin
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Window of Guangzhou project will consist of three towers forming the number sequence "001."

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor
August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale reconstruction continue...

Rendering: Epstein
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use project in Chicago’s Illi...

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project delivery was introduced in...

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certification on new coun...

Map: USGS
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could rest...

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August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution that protects against...

Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi
August 07, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The adage “doing more with less” has become a byword for many businesses since the Great Recession, and clients are t...

Renderings courtesy of BIG
August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ firm is looking to improve the 1960s-designed Givskund Zoo in Denmark by giving the animals a freer ra...

Renderings courtesy of Jaja Architects
August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With snaking staircases and a rooftop playground, the Park'n'Play will double as a neighborhood attraction.

August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Architecture for Humani...

August 06, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owne...

August 06, 2014 | BD+C

With vegetated balconies reaching the full height of the 100-meter tower, the One More residential development aims t...

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August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Here's a roundup of top AIA CES Discovery courses from BD+C University. All courses are free and worth at least 1.0 A...

SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a
August 06, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Multifamily housing construction is expected to remain relatively strong throughout 2014. Starts picked up in 2013, w...

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August 05, 2014 | Peter Lufkin and Luca Romani, CBRE Whitestone

Using well-known risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data, risk scanning can provide a much richer view o...

August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After 18 month of planning and construction, the museum will open its new Shigeru Ban-designed facility to the public...

August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an explosive attack. 

August 05, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Anirban Basu, Kermit Baker and David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast combining their expert economic...

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