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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Shigeru Ban. Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban. Photo by Shigeru Ban Architects

March 25, 2014 | The Hyatt Foundation

Shigeru Ban, a Tokyo-born, 56-year-old architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris, and New York, is rare in the field of architecture. He designs elega...

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: FEMA via Wikimedia Commons

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the city may consider alternatives to LEED such as Gre...

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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Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia

Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to conform to ANSI. 

Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 196

Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 1969 via Wikimedia Commons/National Park Service

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 14-story tower, one of only two Wright-designed high-rises to be built, has been off limits to the public since its construction in 1950.

March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winding hotel and apartment building will be built between the mountains and the sea in remote Glåpen, Norway.

Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to c

Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to capture the themes of revitalization and change i

March 21, 2014 | Valspar This is sponsored content  

Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with the first use of Valspar’s new Kameleon Color

All renderings courtesy SuperSkyScrapers

All renderings courtesy SuperSkyScrapers

March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper competition invited design teams to explore the possibilities of using bamboo as the dominant material in a high-ri...

March 21, 2014 | IWPR Group

Established in 2003 by the Notre Dame School of Architecture, the $200,000 Richard H. Driehaus Prize is awarded to a living architect whose work em...

Designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the Hotchkiss School's new Biom

Designed by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, the Hotchkiss School's new Biomass Heating Plant was one of 13 projects honored

March 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From bold structural glulam designs to striking textured wall and ceiling schemes, these award-winning building projects showcase the design possib...

Johnsonites Melodia Homogeneous Vinyl Sheet and Granit Safe-T Sheet Vinyl enhan

Johnsonites Melodia Homogeneous Vinyl Sheet and Granit Safe-T Sheet Vinyl enhance this childrens hospital.

March 21, 2014 | Tarkett North America This is sponsored content

A key component of the facility’s interior design is a comprehensive and colorful flooring design, consisting of arcs and curves.

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe

To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rather than build up the base coat. Checking stud ali

March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are among the major culprits of EIFS problems. 

All renderings: Perkins Eastman

All renderings: Perkins Eastman

March 20, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

When complete, the Wharf will feature approximately 3 million sf of new residential, office, hotel, retail, cultural, and public uses, including wa...

The competition is Fast Company's take on March Madness. Image: courtesy Fast Co

The competition is Fast Company's take on March Madness. Image: courtesy Fast Company.

March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Fast Company's Bracket Madness tournament pits 32 designers against each other to see who truly is the world's greatest living designer. 
March 19, 2014 | AIA

 The American Institut...

This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View

This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View

March 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the federal law for years.

March 19, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative (GBI) Vice President for National Affairs Erin Schaffer is participated in an event at the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a partnership to train architects, e

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a partnership to train architects, engineers and builders about the benefits of adva

March 19, 2014 | USDA

USDA's support for wood projects includes training for AEC professionals and a wood high-rise design competition, to launch later this year.

Birmingham (UK) Super Hospital under construction. Photo: Oosoom via Wikimedia C

Birmingham (UK) Super Hospital under construction. Photo: Oosoom via Wikimedia Commons

March 19, 2014 | Steve Higgs and Lora Schwartz, CBRE Healthcare

Because healthcare projects take years to implement, developing a true north charter is essential for keeping the entire team on track and moving i...

In addition to BD+C's two Neal Awards and one finalist, Editorial Director Rober

In addition to BD+C's two Neal Awards and one finalist, Editorial Director Robert Cassidy was named the 2014 G.D. Crain, Jr. Awa

March 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Neal Award is recognized as the "Pulitzer Prize of the business press."

Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

Rendering: Michael Green Architecture

March 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The wood lobby is pushing Canadian provinces to pass “wood first” legislation specifying wood framed structures as the default for mid-rise public...

March 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes a 550-foot residential tower on one end of the block and two podium buildings and a row of townhouses filling the remainder of...

The five-story, 480,000-sf Center for Advanced Care at Froedtert & the Medical C

The five-story, 480,000-sf Center for Advanced Care at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, under construction in Milwa

March 18, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Healthcare facility planning and design experts cite six factors that Building Teams need to keep in mind on their next healthcare project.

Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, Maine, was fulfilled through a three-party

Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, Maine, was fulfilled through a three-party IPD consisting of the owner, MaineGeneral Medic

March 18, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Cutthroat competition and the vagaries of the Affordable Healthcare Act are making capital planning a more daunting task than ever. Our experts pro...

Charles Dalluge will be part of the firms executive leadership team and respons

Charles Dalluge will be part of the firms executive leadership team and responsible for leading and managing operations in DLR

March 18, 2014 | DLR Group

CEO Griff Davenport announces addition of Dalluge to executive leadership team

Tom Ruchalski

Tom Ruchalski

March 18, 2014 | Skyline Windows

Ruchalski, an active CPA, has over 38 years of experience including 18 years in the construction industry.

Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Vmenkov via Wikimedia Commons

March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

China's goal, according to Koolhaas, is to de-incentivize migration into already overcrowded cities. 

March 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

When two builders submitted identical bids for the Gretna (La.) Police Headquarters, the city council decided to choose the winner through a coin t...

Image: EPA

Image: EPA

March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency published a new rule this month that will require the construction, housing, and utility sectors to carry out "...

March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the claim that LEED-certified buildings are less energy ef...

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