Innovation districts + tech clusters: How the ‘open innovation’ era is revitalizing urban cores

The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler

Mixed-Use | August 26, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers are teaming to form innovation hot pockets.

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December 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A Malaysian development consortium is guiding the project, which is meant to mimic the caves of Gunung Mulu National...

Sydney Opera House Photo: Pavel via Wikimedia Commons
December 02, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Inexplicable designs. Questionable functionality. Absurd budgeting. Just plain inappropriate. These are some of the c...

December 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Skanska will participate in an 18-month program with a consortium of partners to develop a robot capable of printing...

Weather conditions during transit can often cause signs of rust to appear on your steel. By tarping the material and protecting it from exposure, this can be minimized. Here’s what you need to know.

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Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20
November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projects that were started...

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The outcome-based approach requires the building owner to provide the building’s utility bills for a 12-month period...

November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Bahrain National Theatre will be recognized with an Honor Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Techno...

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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November 26, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Colorado's “vexing construction defects law” has hampered the building of new condominiums in the state, according to...

Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp
November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a major redevelopment....

COFFEEBOXX, OXX, K-cup
November 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The CoffeeBoxx single-serve brewer is billed as the world’s first ruggedized coffeemaker.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building...

Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen
November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more private spaces are...

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November 25, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Uncertainty about government spending clouds an otherwise positive economic outlook among 59 middle market constructi...

All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture for the city of Chengd...

All renderings courtesy Shimizu Corp.
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design centers around a floating, 500-meter-wide sphere linked to a resource center on the ocean floor via a 15-k...

Renderings courtesy OMA
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Initially, the design included six slim towers to be set on the Miami shoreline, but the cylinders have been nudged i...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and main...

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November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The zoning policy shift could produce the biggest transformation of North New Jersey’s downtowns since the arrival of...

Photo: U.S. Army
November 24, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An independent review panel of military specialists met with healthcare leaders Nov. 12 to consider whether construct...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's Building Team Awards is the industry's only recognition program to honor projects that achieve excellence in b...

Photo: Joe Ravi, CC-BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The multifamily sector is now outpacing the peak construction rate in the previous housing cycle, in 2006, according...

November 21, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This represents Nelson’s fifth merger or acquisition in 2014, during which the firm’s net fee revenue has increased b...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For her latest addition to the I Am a Monument furniture series, designer and architect Naihan Li recreated, in metic...

Jerry Yudelson, President of the Green Building Initiative, with Grant Seiffert,
November 21, 2014 | GBI

The STEP Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmarks for sustainabilit...

November 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his 10-minute TED Talk, Japanese architect Takaharu Tekuza discusses his oval-shaped Fuji Kindergarten project....

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November 21, 2014 | FMI

There are a number of reasons for optimism among respondents of FMI's quarterly Nonresidential Construction Index sur...

November 21, 2014 | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The architecture profession continues to grow along with a gradually recovering economy, based on the results of the...

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