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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Low-rise structures and pedestrian streets characterize the new Henderson-Hopkin
August 05, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

After a long period of anemic performance, with growth mostly driven by renovations and additions, the K-12 sector is...

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

El-Gamal's plans has been dubbed controversial by many industry professionals.

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This app and stylus offer numerous writing utensils, including an ink pen, bold marker, watercolor brush, thick ink p...

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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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is back...

Urban and TOD projects like the CitySet Cherry Creek retail center in Glendale,
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Despite the rapid growth of online shopping, the 'bricks and mortar' retail sector is faring quite well, headed by po...

Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com
August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approved the project’s fir...

 

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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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City Council of Cambridge, Mass., approved the Building Energy Usage and Disclosure Ordinance (BEUDO) that requir...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date information about wa...

Photo: Findoutwhy via Wikimedia Commons
August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairing Screw or Nail Pop...

To support rapid iterative design approaches on the 30,000-seat Al Meena Soccer
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Cloud-based data sharing, rapid iterative design, and cross-discipline collaboration are among the emerging trends in...

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Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, was among the AIA healthcare design honorees. Photo
August 01, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

Projects showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented research.

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Campus in Saudi Arabia is
August 01, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

Partnership intended to improve LEED certification process for projects in countries around the globe.

August 01, 2014 | Johns Manville

New structure of Johns Manville Engineered Products unit expected to enhance customer experiences while strengthening...

Denver is among the "most recovered" American cities, post-recession, according
August 01, 2014 | WalletHub

Texas metros show great momentum, but a number of Arizona and California cities are still struggling to recover.

August 01, 2014 | AIA Show Report
Roxul's Cary Robertson discusses the company's newest insulation innovations at the 2014 AIA national conventi...
July 31, 2014 | RNL

John Yonushewski, FAIA, has over 35 years of experience in the design and construction field. Dominic Weilminster is...

Science, general academic, and health-medical were hot categories in the univers
July 30, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

University stakeholders face complicated cap-ex stressors, from chronic to impending. Creative approaches to financin...

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Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture not only managed to survive the Great Recession, it has positioned itself to thr...

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower
July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower is part of a three-tower mixed-use d...

Vikings Stadium construction, April 2014. Photo: Runner1928 via Wikimedia Common
July 30, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

Semiannual Consensus Construction Forecast predicts 4.9% increase this year, 8% next year, with offices and retail fa...

Farmers' markets, like this one in Austin, Texas, are prized features of the urb
July 30, 2014 | Sasaki Associates

Urban dwellers love food-related resources, public spaces, and historic structures—but really hate traffic, lack of p...

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double as living space for t...

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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that reflect the latest...

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In this exclusive three-part video series, BD+C offers a look "Inside" Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of bi-f...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Star Wars director George Lucas selected Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and Beijing firm MAD to design his prop...

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