Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

Renderings courtesy Graphite Design Group

Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

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Photo: Cheers via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Cheers via Wikimedia Commons

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal contractors may be subject to several new rules in 2015 that impact how they are selected for contracts and how they do business with the f...

U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Se

U.S. General Services Administration Building-E Street facade. Photo: General Services Administration via Wikimedia Commons

December 22, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editors

The $1.1 trillion funding bill for fiscal year 2015 approved by Congress makes deep cuts in some construction programs, but the General Services Ad...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

December 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first U.S. real-estate investment by The Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, will be an 88-story, 1,148-ft-tall mixed-use tower designed...

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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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that refe...

December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The first Chicago Architecture Biennial will take place from October 2015-January 2016, with a theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture."

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December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat cherrypicked the top moments from 2014, including a record concrete pour, a cautionary note about h...

December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment.

The Floating Surf Park proposed for Melbournes Victoria Harbour. Rendering cour
December 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The list includes some of the year's epic stadiums, such as World Cup Stadium Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, and smaller projects, like the S...

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

December 18, 2014 | ULI BD+C Staff |

New research from the Urban Land Institute suggests that micro units have staying power as a housing type that appeals to urban dwellers in high-co...

December 17, 2014 | BAU

BAU 2015 is approaching fast! The world’s leading trade show for architecture, materials and systems will be held in Munich, Germany, from January...

 Shanghai Tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2015. Rendering courte

Shanghai Tower is on track to be completed by the end of 2015. Rendering courtesy Gensler

December 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In its annual forecast, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat predicts that 2015 will be the "Year of the Woodscraper," and that New York...

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy Monarch School

December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University was honored as the top higher-ed institution, based...

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons

December 17, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index for November was 50.9, down from a mark of 53.7 in October. Despite the drop, the ABI continued its seven-mon...

All rendering courtesy Valode & Pistre

All rendering courtesy Valode & Pistre

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $1 billion tower will have 114 stories, alluding to the 114 chapters of the Koran.

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious program would focus on some apartment buildings built before 1978 and concrete buildings constructed before 1976.

Photo: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York State’s building code is outdated and is hampering the recruitment of high-tech employers, according to a coalition of construction, fire...

Photo: Ronjamin via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Ronjamin via Wikimedia Commons

December 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal, among other things, would impose a rental registration program and fee targeted at keeping better track of problem landlords.

December 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Attia and tech company Max Sound Corp. have brought a lawsuit against Google because of Flux, a Google X-developed startup launched in 2014. Flux c...

Renderings: SHoP Architects

Renderings: SHoP Architects

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The scheme includes a proposed 500-foot luxury residential tower that would jut out into the harbor, extending the Manhattan grid out into the wate...

Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Greg O'Beirne/Wikimedia Commons

December 15, 2014 | The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that it approved a possible path toward independent incorporation of the Frank Lloyd Wright Schoo...

December 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been commissioned to design the $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation at the Am...

December 15, 2014 | HOK

ARTIC’s flexible design ensures that it can serve as a southern terminus for California’s future high-speed rail system.

December 15, 2014 | Builder Flash, LLC

Understanding the challenges building professionals face when needing to locate and order replacement and service parts, Builder Flash, LLC introdu...

December 15, 2014 | BQE Software

UER was able to reduce its invoice processing time by 70%, improve cash-flows with a record all-time DSO, averaging less than 60 days, eliminate al...

Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship building in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It beat out 29 oth...

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM

Photo: Gerry Padden, courtesy SOM

December 12, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Gerry Padden's winning photo offers a striking juxtaposition of the Brooklyn Bridge with the sparkling One World Trade Center tower. 

For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to p

For Gelsons Market in Los Angeles (pictured above), the architect was able to provide 45-minute openings in a 1-hour wall betwe

December 11, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire rated code requirements – but k...

December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and recognizes a practice that consis...

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Ark., designed by Safd

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville Ark., designed by Safdie. Photo credit: Charvex, Wikimedia Commons.

December 11, 2014 | AIA

The AIA Gold Medal, voted on annually, honors an individual whose significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice o...

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