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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May 07, 2014 | Las Vegas SC2 Challenge

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants your economic development ideas for remaking four areas within the city, including the Cashman Center and the...

May 07, 2014 | GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its BIM software solution for architects and designers. ArchiCAD 18 now has CineRender, a render engine...

Screen shot from "Beyond: Memoirs In A Time Lapse," by Beno Saradzic

Screen shot from "Beyond: Memoirs In A Time Lapse," by Beno Saradzic

May 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Seven-minute video offers a time-lapse trip through the built environments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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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The Triple Five Group has now signed an agreement with the Bergen County Buildin

The Triple Five Group has now signed an agreement with the Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council for the comple

May 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a decade of false starts and mishaps, the American Dream mall in the Meadowlands may finally get built.

Photo credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh Photography, courtesy of KSQ Architects

Photo credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh Photography, courtesy of KSQ Architects

May 06, 2014 | KSQ Architects 

Creating a dining experience for the modern millennial requires not only a deep knowledge of good design, but also an understanding of what makes t...

May 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Some of the apartments in the new River City development will protrude from the building at different lengths, creating a drawer-like "push-pull"...
Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider,

Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider, photo courtesy of the GSA

May 05, 2014 | U.S. General Services Administration

Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014 GSA Design Award winners.

May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Introduced in August 2013, the proposal would lower allowable levels of crystalline silica in all workplaces, standardize how the dust is calculate...

Image: Paul.H via Wikimedia Commons

Image: Paul.H via Wikimedia Commons

May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero Net Energy by 2020 and commer...

Photo: Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Bidgee via Wikimedia Commons

May 03, 2014 | Curtis Skolnick and Charles Black, CBRE Healthcare

Money continues to be scarce, yet U.S. health systems need to invest and re-invest in their physical future. Healthcare facilities planning experts...

Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP

Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP

May 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In implementing Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill design, Flad Architects faced the challenge of ensuring adequate, balanc...

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction giant will pay a $55 million forfeiture after pleading guilty to a charge of arranging inflated subcontractor fees. 

The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modul

The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modules with a glass and steel facade. All renderings

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A 14-story luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world's tallest timber-framed multifamily project, at 49 meters (160 feet)...

Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then ha

Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then harvested for the restaurant inside.

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be covered in gardens on the outside, from which foo...

May 02, 2014 | USGBC

The list of the top 10 countries for LEED reflects the global adaptability of the world’s most widely used and recognized system guiding the design...

This 20-foot fixture, billed as the world's largest outdoor chandelier, is the c

This 20-foot fixture, billed as the world's largest outdoor chandelier, is the centerpiece of the new PlayhouseSquare streetscap

May 02, 2014 | BD+C staff

Streetscape project includes monumental gateway portals, LED signage, and a new plaza, fire pit, sidewalk café, and alfresco dining area. 

The new University Student Union at California State University San Marcos featu

The new University Student Union at California State University San Marcos features a massive, open-air amphitheater. All photos

May 01, 2014 | PCL Construction

The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, student activity center with a game lounge, rooftop...

The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,

The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Buro Happold, was hon

May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award winners. 

The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, now under construction, will be 530 meters tal

The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, now under construction, will be 530 meters tall and require advanced elevator systems. Renderi

May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hitachi Elevator Co. will build and install 95 elevators—including two that the...

May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Clei Ecooking kitchen, recently rolled out at Milan's Salone de Mobile furniture fair, squeezes multiple appl...

The Hive-Inn was designed as an entry in the 2014 Radical Innovation Awards comp

The Hive-Inn was designed as an entry in the 2014 Radical Innovation Awards competition. Renderings courtesy of OVA.

April 30, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

Hong Kong-based OVA envisions a shipping-container hotel, where rooms could be removed at will and designed by advertisers.

The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being

The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being used as trade bait. Photo: GSA

April 30, 2014 | GSA

The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for the GSA Regional Office Building...

Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: US Army via Wikimedia Commons

April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design

The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design is taking shape. Renderings courtesy MAD archit

April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD architects as a modern, urban forest.

60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.

60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects. Photo: Scott Norsworthy

April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff and RAIC

The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are among the recently completed projects to win the 2014...

The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the

The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the dashboard for Illinois.

April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washington, D.C.

The Big U is one of 10 entries in the Rebuild by Design competition. Renderings

The Big U is one of 10 entries in the Rebuild by Design competition. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group.

April 29, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

Bjarke Ingels' proposed design for the Rebuild by Design competition adapts a key design principle in ship building to improve urban flood protecti...

Illustration: Arup

Illustration: Arup

April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of green infrastructure in cities across the world....

April 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Architectural League Prize, created in 1981, "recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for...

LEGO Architecture has released a replica of the not-yet-built LEGO museum, desig

LEGO Architecture has released a replica of the not-yet-built LEGO museum, designed by Ingels' firm. Renderings: courtesy BIG an

April 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture has created a box set that customers can use to build replicas of the LEGO Museum, which is not yet built in real life. The museu...

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