5 ingredients of successful mall design

Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata

Retail Centers | May 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to making these centers a regular part of customers’ lives.   

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Renderings: courtesy SPARK
August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700 square-foot mixed-u...

August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Melo Group has launched sales for Aria on the Bay, its new 647-unit luxury condominium in Miami. The bayfront condo w...

Narrow fire-rated aluminum framing system
August 17, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

The precision engineering of TGP’s Fireframes Aluminum Series creates narrow profiles and crisp sightlines at Johnson...

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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The Ysios winery, also designed by Calatrava, also has had design flaws that res
August 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Valencia High Court has requested documents detailing how Calatrava was hired in private, without any publicity,...

Renderings courtesy RMJM
August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tower's fish-jumping gesture is meant to symbolize the prosperity and rapid transformation of Zhuhai, China.

Renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architekt
August 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Polish architect Adam Wiercinski designs a public toilet with a periscope mechanism that gives visitors unobstructed...

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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Rendering: RMF Engineering
August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

There are many hurdles to overcome when completing a life cycle cost assessment. RMF Engineering’s Seth Spangler offe...

Rendering: RMF Engineering
August 14, 2014 | Seth Spangler, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP

A life cycle cost analysis helps a school district decide which HVAC system to use in $198 million worth of future bu...

Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will
August 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Museo Maya de América in Guatemala City will be the world’s largest museum of Mayan history and culture, at 60,00...

August 13, 2014 | AIA

The International Union of Architects, representing approximately 2.3 million architects worldwide, has unanimously a...

August 13, 2014 | ADD Inc. and Stantec

The deal, which helps Stantec strengthen its capabilities in the buildings business on the East Coast, is expected to...

August 13, 2014 |

Hosted by AISC and its members and partners, SteelDay offers free events throughout the country for AEC professionals...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Vietnamese design firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the building will be made up of stacked concrete blocks...

August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The boost to apartment construction suggests that job gains are encouraging the creation of households.

 Santiago Calatrava, LLC
August 12, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers 

The $60 million structure is wrapped in a bright-white, aluminum pergola for dramatic effect and solar shading.

Renderings courtesy of NBBJ
August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Developed by architects at NBBJ, Sunbreak uses a unique three-hinged shade that morphs from an opaque shutter to an a...

August 12, 2014 | The City of St. Petersburg

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., invites firms to submit their ideas for a new and improved pier for Florida's fifth...

Photo credit: Lord Mauleverer, Wikimedia Commons.
August 12, 2014 | American Council of Engineering Companies 

More than two in three U.S. engineering firm leaders say the current business climate is better than last year at thi...

The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa
August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a...

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes two endless ramps, ris...

Renderings courtesy ALL Design
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved apartment tower on p...

Photo courtesy BC Hydro
August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buil...

All photos courtesy LEGO
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder...

The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoyin
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Window of Guangzhou project will consist of three towers forming the number sequence "001."

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor
August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale reconstruction continue...

Rendering: Epstein
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use project in Chicago’s Illi...

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project delivery was introduced in...

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certification on new coun...

Map: USGS
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could rest...

SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution that protects against...

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