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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April 09, 2014 | Arup 

Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects to the new role, including se...

April 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8th at the ASHRAE High-Performance Buildings conference in San...

April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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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Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Part

Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners. Renderings courtesy

April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-room hotel, and 350,000 sf of ret...

April 08, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University

All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University

April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meetings between researchers.

Wyatt Frantom, Associate and Senior Architectural Designer, Gensler, Los Angeles

Wyatt Frantom, Associate and Senior Architectural Designer, Gensler, Los Angeles

April 07, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Building Design+Construction, 21 make their living in the...

Photo: Feelart via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Feelart via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

April 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard answers such questions as: Should the measurements of a building’s area used in the equation to derive energy use per square foot be t...

Photo: courtesy LBNL

Photo: courtesy LBNL

April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”

April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that other cities including Philadelphia and Detroit hav...

April 04, 2014 | SchenkelShultz Architecture

As the centerpiece of the 45-acre campus, which is its first phase of a planned 215-acre mixed-use development, the 18,000 square foot executive te...

Photo: courtesy CBRE Healthcare

Photo: courtesy CBRE Healthcare

April 02, 2014 | Mike Denney, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

A growing number of healthcare organizations are moving to an integrated real estate model in an effort to better manage costs, respond to regulato...

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C., has turned the national award-winning buildin

April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation tricks recommended by building enclosure experts.

ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workpla

ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workplace that consumes 74% less energy than the nation

April 02, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility takes top honors in R&D Magazine's 48th annual lab design awards. 

April 02, 2014 | Autodesk

The Autodesk InfraWorks 360 family of offerings now includes enhanced roads and highways capabilities, better representations of graphical informat...

April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, specification standards, and ot...

April 01, 2014 | Georgia-Pacific

Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC’s acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division is bigger – but more importantl...

Renderings: courtesy H&S International

Renderings: courtesy H&S International

April 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

When completed, PhoenixMart will be one of the largest single-level trade centers in the U.S. 

April 01, 2014 | USITT
Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center, a prep-school performing arts center on Maui in Hawaii, received the United States Institute for Theatre Techn...
March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest office buildings, 55 Water Street, that can be put up i...

Photo: Wikipedia

Photo: Wikipedia

March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiatives to reach its greenhouse gas emissions objecti...

March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Even before the St. Denys-du-Plateau Church was converted into a library, it was an unusual building, with a towering nave designed to mimic a huge...

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to virtual coordination meetings can greatly improv

March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms are employing to improve BIM/VDC...

Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products

Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products

March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wall that delivers dramatic visual appeal for its res...

March 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram hopes that the temporary installation, once funded, will encourage the public to think about "how we want to use t...

March 27, 2014 | NKBA

Work on multifamily housing projects? Here are the top kitchen and bath design trends, according to a survey of more than 420 kitchen and bath desi...

High Plains Equipment sells and services Case IH agricultural equipment at its n

High Plains Equipment sells and services Case IH agricultural equipment at its new 38,117 square-foot metal building in Devils L

March 27, 2014 | Star Building Systems This is sponsored content

High Plains Equipment, a Case IH dealership in Devils Lake, N.D., constructs a larger facility to better serve its customers.

March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainable design techniques profiled by Callison on its n...

Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun distr

Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun district. All photos: Virgile Simon Bertrand; court

March 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is a blend of park and cultural spaces meant for the public to enjoy.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center's new state-of-the-art laboratories building

March 26, 2014 | Lockheed Martin

The facility will host advanced R&D in emerging technology areas like 3D printing, energetics, thermal sciences, and nanotechnology.

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