Facebook opens Gehry-designed headquarters: ‘The largest open floor plan in the world,’ says Zuckerberg

One of its attractions is a nine-acre rooftop park, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, which includes a half-mile looping walking path. More than 400 trees were planted on what Wired magazine calls “a garden-roofed fantasyland.” Photo courtesy Facebook 

Office Building Design | April 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Employees have started moving into Facebook’s new headquarters, a 435,555-sf building in Menlo Park, Calif., whose famed architect Frank Gehry describes as “unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective.”

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter with clear goals and gu...

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July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An agreement for a land transfer from the City of Detroit to Ilitch Holdings Inc., that enabled construction of a new...

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July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

An analysis of tidal levels and flood data by the news organization Reuters concludes that flooding has increased alo...

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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July 16, 2014 | Reed Construction Data 

Construction starts for nonresidential work saw a surge in June, rising more than a third compared with the previous...

July 16, 2014 | ASHRAE

Indoor Air Quality Association will become part of the ASHRAE organization while maintaining its own brand and board;...

A narrow vertical expansion made space for 72 new patient beds at the University
July 15, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Curtain wall façade brings new levels of natural light to patient rooms in an unusual vertical addition.

 
July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Celebrated American architect Michael Graves sits with the Washington Post to talk about how being on a wheelchair ch...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Modular construction is more than a century old, and throughout its lifespan, the methods have been readapted to meet...

July 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Together, the firms will form a massive global giant with more than $19 billion in revenue and 95,000 employees in 15...

July 15, 2014 | Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Harmonization Task Group will offer marketplace benefits including consistent messaging, simplification, eliminat...

All renderings courtesy Penda
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Beijing-based design cooperative Penda designed a bamboo hotel that can easily expand vertically or horizontally.

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July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinburg.

July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

It's the first veterinary facility in California to get a LEED Gold certification; over 60% of its power is generated...

July 14, 2014 | Toyota

Toyota announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments to develop its new N...

The Building Team for the California Health Care Facility, Stockton, only had ab
July 14, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A massive scope, tough schedule, and technical complexity fail to daunt the Building Team for a huge California corre...

Renderings courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has designed a 40-story residential building in San Francisco that is inspired by the c...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architec...

Centennial Hall is the first new academic building on the UW-Eau Claire campus i
July 11, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Centennial Hall houses the College of Education and Human Sciences and consolidates teacher education. It is the firs...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminate the dual standard...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in Ventura.

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 per 100,000 workers af...

July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new Toronto townhome brings cutting-edge design.

All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding mi...

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB
July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems in...

July 10, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain USA

Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment of fi...

July 10, 2014 | Steinberg SF Studio

Grant and Saheba left their previous architectural firms, AECOM and Handel respectively, because they saw the opportu...

July 10, 2014 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allo...

The JW Marriott Hanoi features an unusual cantilevered design, with a curled sha
July 09, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

An international Building Team unites to create Vietnam’s first JW Marriott luxury property.

July 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld...

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