Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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B2 rendering, copyright SHoP

B2 rendering, copyright SHoP

April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 32 stories, the B2 residential tower at Atlantic Yards has been widely lauded as a bellwether for modular construction. But only five floors hav...

Archibot, by Han Seok Nam courtesy ArchDaily

Archibot, by Han Seok Nam courtesy ArchDaily

April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Archibot is intended to take technical data and translate it into full-scale physical markings on construction sites.

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons

April 23, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 50.7 in February. This score reflects a decrease in design services.

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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April 23, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is sponsored content

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified SuperLite II-XL 60...

April 22, 2014 | KTGY Group

The new $44 million community is situated on eight acres, directly adjacent to the local Park-n-Ride, and a quick walk from a nearby light rail sta...

April 22, 2014 | Gypsum Association

The Gypsum Association has released GA-227-13, “Recommendations for the Prevention of Ceiling Cracking.” The publication outlines methodologies for...

The terminal is expected to serve 150 million passengers per year. Renderings: c

The terminal is expected to serve 150 million passengers per year. Renderings: courtesy Nordic, Grimshaw

April 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In partnership with the Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, Grimshaw Architects has revealed its plans for the terminal of what wi...

According to DBIA's new report, design-build requires more than a good contract

According to DBIA's new report, design-build requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation. Photo: Ingolfso

April 21, 2014 | DBIA

Design-build requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation, says the DBIA. Everyone from the owner to the subcontractors must...

Embodying the theme little mountains, the 35,000-sf museum will be located in

Embodying the theme little mountains, the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Stud

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory building in the Studenski-grad univer...
The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot

The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Photo: Photogal via Wikimedia Commons

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properties in the BOMA 360 Performance...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treated as distinct and different st...

Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons

April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from the Occupational Safety and Heal...

Courtesy Baker Tilly

Courtesy Baker Tilly

April 17, 2014 | Baker Tilly

Accounting...

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) College, architect MGA Partners reworked the ori

April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution: repair the windows in place, remove and refurbis...

April 15, 2014 | Holcim

The fourth cycle of the USD 2 million International Holcim Awards competition attracted more than 6,000 projects and visions in sustainable constru...

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Maconochie

April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of Steel Construction for excelle...

David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition

David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition. Renderings: courtesy Nobel Center, David Chipp

April 15, 2014 | Nobel Center

The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other finalists in the Nobel Center arc...

The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member cou

The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member countries, 1974 to 2010. TFC = total final consumpt

April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Avoided energy use attributable to energy-efficiency investments has resulted in a contribution outstripping the annual consumption of oil, natural...

April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub, features a latticed exoskeleton enveloping the bui...

ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,

ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark., created from reconstruction of a property built

April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute.

The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Moment

The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Momenta. Rendering: courtesy McCownGordon Construction

April 14, 2014 | McCownGordon Construction

The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environment. 

April 11, 2014 | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Two blocks of offices will be centerpiece of new cultural and lifestyle district in the West Bund Media Port.

Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort

Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort

April 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars.

David Uffelman is the new President of Foulger-Pratt Contracting.

David Uffelman is the new President of Foulger-Pratt Contracting.

April 10, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

Uffelman will o...

April 10, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

CertainTeed Ceilings' campaign strives to bring sound acoustics to workplaces, schools, and healthcare facilities.

April 10, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

April 10, 2014 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam is holding the second annual Bluebeam eXtreme Awards at the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in Hollywood, Calf. 

Paul Erb, VP, will assume responsibility for McCarthy Building Companies' new Si

Paul Erb, VP, will assume responsibility for McCarthy Building Companies' new Silicon Valley office.

April 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

McCarthy Building Comp...

The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River

The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River in Prince Georges County, Md., bordering the n

April 09, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this fast-morphing sector.

Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

April 09, 2014 | PGAV Destinations & Guinness World Records

With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park is considered the world’s lar...

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