5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete thinshell structural approach for K-12 schools in

May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome schools in lieu of traditional...

May 14, 2014 | UC Berkeley

People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workplace environments than those in...

Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, a vertical forest in Milan will

Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, a vertical forest in Milan will include two residential towers. Photos, renderi

May 14, 2014 | Arup

Some 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 floral plants have been planted on the terraces of Bosco Verticale, a new high-rise residential developmen...

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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Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

May 14, 2014 | Gilbane

Construction spending for 2014 should finish 6.6% higher than in 2013, with nonresidential work contributing substantially.

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project in Denver, incl

May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project shows significant savings for th...

The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. I

The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. In addition to five major sports venues, the comp

May 13, 2014 | Nadel Architects

In addition to five major sports venues, the Dalian Sports Center includes a 30-story, 440-room, 5-star Kempinski full-service hotel and conference...

Ron Knowles, PE, will move from President to Chairman/CEO of the firm.

Ron Knowles, PE, will move from President to Chairman/CEO of the firm.

May 13, 2014 | J. Vinton Schafer & Sons

J. Vinton Schafer...

A study based on the construction of the Papadakis building at Drexel University

A study based on the construction of the Papadakis building at Drexel University gave Green Globes an advantage in costs and spe

May 13, 2014 | The Green Building Initiative

GBI’s...

May 13, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

Foulger-Pratt Contracting, Rockville, Md., has promoted Kevin MacClary to VP.

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will begi

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will begin construction next month, and is slated to open

May 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The facility will have two entrances—one facing the city of Richmond, Va., the other toward VCU's campus—to serve as a connection between "town and...

May 13, 2014 | C.W. Driver

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Photo: NYU campus, courtesy Plaza Construction

Photo: NYU campus, courtesy Plaza Construction

May 13, 2014 | China Construction America

China State Constructi...

The University of WisconsinMadison teamed up with the Morgridge Institute for R

The University of WisconsinMadison teamed up with the Morgridge Institute for Research to build the Wisconsin Institutes for Di

May 13, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
After Moody’s and other credit ratings agencies tightened their standards a few years ago, universities had to become much more disciplined about...
Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons

May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint statement on resilience, pushin...

Renderings: courtesy the Department of Canadian Heritage

Renderings: courtesy the Department of Canadian Heritage

May 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in...

The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly r

The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly rated green hotels.

May 13, 2014 | TripAdvisor

The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to user reviews) to also achieve Pla...

28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo:  Eric

28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo: Eric Staudenmaier

May 12, 2014 | AIA

The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes.

In the fall of 2013, architects produced a conceptual and schematic design for t

In the fall of 2013, architects produced a conceptual and schematic design for the High Cotton site. Renderings courtesy of Link

May 12, 2014 | Link Ministries

On the five-acre site of a former cotton gin, the High Cotton program provides temporary shelter for Lubbock's homeless population. The facility ne...

May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published in our July 2014 issue. The annual Giants 300 Repor...

The Edith ODonnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the Universi

The Edith ODonnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the University of Texas at Dallas. The 155,000-sf project wa

May 11, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital expenditures, financing, and design trends—and ho...

Photo: Vrysxy via Wikimedia Common

Photo: Vrysxy via Wikimedia Common

May 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction of the Las Vegas tower was halted in 2008 after experts discovered faulty steel beams in the structure. Now its owner, MGM, has receiv...

May 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The New York Public Library's controversial renovation, involving the removal of stacks from the Schwarzman building and the closing of the mid-Man...

Matt Dumich, AIA, Senior Architect/Project Manager, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill A

Matt Dumich, AIA, Senior Architect/Project Manager, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago

May 09, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

BD+C catches up with two past U40 honorees: Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and David Montalba of Montalba Architects

By employing advanced prefabrication techniques, the Building Team for the 840,0

By employing advanced prefabrication techniques, the Building Team for the 840,000-sf, $625 million Exempla St. Joseph Heritage

May 09, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Leading AEC firms offer helpful advice for using BIM to pull off prefab for everything from MEP infrastructure to whole bathrooms. 

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thanks largely to an ambitious program to boost the use of LED lighting in its buildings, Los Angeles is the top ranked U.S. city on the Environmen...

Photo: sixninepixels via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: sixninepixels via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month, has drawn a strong reaction from the public and h...

Photo: Matthiasb via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Matthiasb via Wikimedia Commons

May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The most resilient cities in the world, including five in the U.S., have attributes that would enable them to recover better than others from devas...

Beijing National Stadium. Photo: Peter23 via Wikipedia

Beijing National Stadium. Photo: Peter23 via Wikipedia

May 08, 2014 | Banagher Precast Concrete UK

UK precast concrete maker Banagher, which specializes in precast stadia solutions, has assembled a list of the world's top stadiums in terms of arc...

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