5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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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

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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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...

March 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 58-story DC Tower 1 is the first of two high-rises designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture for Vienna's skyline.

March 13, 2014 | KTGY Group

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Technical Academy instructor Marc Ilgenfritz, center facing, invites installers

Technical Academy instructor Marc Ilgenfritz, center facing, invites installers to remove the backing from nora dryfix adhesive

March 12, 2014 | nora systems, Inc.

Program marks six years of hands-on installation training with 2014 class schedule

March 12, 2014 | Meyda Custom Lighting

Contemporary, fun, transitional and elegant, Meyda Custom Lighting’s new Crinkle Fused Glass Pendants are custom crafted with hot glass sculpted in...

March 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Advisory Committee of the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland 2014 Conference is accepting proposals for presenters and topics through this...

Image credit: Copyright CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

Image credit: Copyright CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

March 12, 2014 | New London Architecture

The vast majority of high-rise projects in the works are residential towers, which could help tackle the city's housing crisis, according to a new...

Photo: Dorma

Photo: Dorma

March 12, 2014 | BD+C Editors

From a high-tech classroom lockdown system to an impact-resistant wide-stile door line, BD+C editors present a collection of door and door hardware...

Image: bplanet via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: bplanet via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

March 12, 2014 | AIA

The National Design Se...

March 12, 2014 | CannonDesign

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance issues, and systematically justifies prudent expen...

Credit for all images: International Interior Design Institute (IIDA)

Credit for all images: International Interior Design Institute (IIDA)

March 11, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The seven winners of the 41st Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Will Ching Design Competition include projects on four...

Illustrations: courtesy Federico Babina.

Illustrations: courtesy Federico Babina.

March 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In his latest collection, graphic artist Federico Babina reimagines fine art as architecture.

March 11, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The Freelon Group concentrates on museums, libraries, universities and other civic and institutional clients; Perkins+Will plans to incorporate thi...

March 10, 2014 | KieranTimberlake

Tally provides AEC professionals with insight into how materials-related decisions made during design influence a building’s overall ecological foo...

Completed in 2012, a 2,100-sf custom metal building serves as a maintenance and

Completed in 2012, a 2,100-sf custom metal building serves as a maintenance and storage facility for Bastoni Vineyards in Sonoma

March 10, 2014 | Star Building Systems  

Bastoni Vineyards replaces a wooden barn with an efficient metal building used for maintenance, storage, and hosting events.

Caterpillars Cat B15 rugged smartphone

Caterpillars Cat B15 rugged smartphone

March 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The B15 is billed by Cat as “the most progressive, durable and rugged device available on the market today.” 

Photo: iBackFlip Somersault

Photo: iBackFlip Somersault

March 10, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

BD+C readers share their most trusted smartphone and tablet cases. The editors select some of their faves, too. 

Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College

Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College

March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hangar, housing a sculptural, glass-and-aluminum base b...

SketchUp 2014 features major enhancements to SketchUps 3-D Warehouse, the world

SketchUp 2014 features major enhancements to SketchUps 3-D Warehouse, the worlds largest repository of free, high-quality, 3D

March 07, 2014 | Trimble

SketchUp 2014 features new tools that improve the classification of design objects and tighten interoperability with other products used in Buildin...

The Guyon Hotel made the Chicago's 7 list for the second straight year. Photo: A

The Guyon Hotel made the Chicago's 7 list for the second straight year. Photo: Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia

March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 2014 edition of Preservation Chicago's annual Chicago's 7 list includes an L station house, public school, theater, manufacturing district, pow...

The Rombald team

The Rombald team

March 06, 2014 | BQE Software

By replacing spreadsheets with BillQuick, this growing consulting firm has greater visibility into its project financials. 

Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All render

Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All renderings: Greg Miller

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fans of the show can now explore a virtual 3D model of the iconic New York residence, thanks to one Web designer's painstaking effort.

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)

Photo of Montreal by Dickbauch (via Wikimedia Commons)

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The issue was raised in the wake of a tragic fire at a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte. 

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