Condo developers covet churches for conversions

A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects

Multifamily Housing | April 22, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into libraries, restaurants, and with greater frequency condominiums.

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July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ohio became the nation’s first state to roll back renewable energy standards after the state House of Representatives...

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July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New research from a George Washington University research group and LOCUS, a coalition of real estate investors that'...

All renderings courtesy 3XN
July 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm 3XN's design wins competition for a new educational facility for Mälardalen University in Sweden, which w...

Architecture firm principals are the Chief Financial Officers of their firm, whether they want to be or not. For many small architecture firms, principals don't have anyone to guide them for financial and other business matters...

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July 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Design Museum's Design of the Year award has been awarded to Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center. Hadid is not only...

July 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In part three of the exclusive series 'Inside' Western Window Systems, a collaborative design environment fuel...
July 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In this exclusive video series, we have a look 'Inside' Western Window Systems and take you behind-the-scenes...
 

Over the past 110 years of operation, Morton Buildings has been no stranger to environmentally friendly innovations. With a track record for energy efficiency, Morton was a natural fit to partner with an Illinois college for the construction of a zero-energy building.

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July 01, 2014 | Inside Video Series
In part two of the exclusive series 'Inside' Western Window Systems, we explore the creativity behind new prod...
David Benjamin, owner and founder of The Living. Photo courtesy of Autodesk.
June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living, David Benjamin's design studio, has been acquired by Autodesk. Combined, the two will create the Autodesk...

The design vision for Westside Multimodal Transit Center balances mass transit w
June 30, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

The new 90,000-sf development will principally service San Antonio’s growing network of city bus and VIA PRIMO bus ra...

All renderings courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Dam & Partners, and EPO.
June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With around 80,000 sm and a budget of €205 million self-financed by the EPO, the complex will be one of the biggest o...

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June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A neglected Queens landmark that once reflected the "excitement and hopefulness" at the beginning of the Space Age ma...

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June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 million are being complet...

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June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid's design for the Iraq Parliament was selected, despite placing third in the original RIBA-organized compet...

Future of Rail 2050 suggests that automated systems will optimise the running ti
June 30, 2014 | Arup

In its Future of Rail 2050 report, Arup reveals a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urba...

Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.
June 30, 2014 | CGLA Infrastructure

The ASCE estimates that $3.6 trillion must be invested by 2020 to make critically needed upgrades and expansions of n...

The Interlace is a 1,040-unit apartment complex consisting of 31 apartment block
June 30, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The 1,040-unit apartment complex in Singapore has won the inaugural Urban Habitat award from the Council on Tall Buil...

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June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

As a solution to San Francisco’s density and low housing supply compared to demand, local firms Build Inc. and Macy A...

The winning design by Bart Shaw, AIA. Rendering courtesy of AIA.
June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The American Institute of Architects held a competition to solve the farmer's markets' biggest design dilemma: lightw...

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June 30, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

A new report by the American Institute of Architects highlights several emerging trends in the architecture marketpla...

One key to realizing the millennials potential in the housing market is for the
June 30, 2014 | Joint Center for Housing Studies

Although the housing industry saw notable increases in construction, home prices, and sales in 2013, household growth...

June 30, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

It turns out that Generation X, who have the highest incomes of the three generations surveyed, are paying the highes...

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire res
June 27, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

For the Doolittle Maintenance Facility, SAFTI FIRST provided 60 minute, fire resistive wall openings in the...

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June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Program, which plans to op...

Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Photo: Dacoslett via Wikimedia Commons
June 25, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assitant Editor

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of 11 Most Endangered Historical Sites in the U...

Library of Birmingham, designed by Mecanoo. Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Ge
June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The longlist for the 2014 prize includes Foster + Partner...

June 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Glumac consulting engineer CEO Steve Straus and Plum Creek director of real estate Doug Cole join GBI's board of dire...

The 70,000-sf Sun Devil Fitness Complex adds a new contemporary landmark to ASU
June 25, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

No extra time, no extra money, no room to go taller? “No problem,” says nimble Building Team.

Photo courtesy of Adilla Menayang
June 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Chicago's mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plan to hold the Chicago Architecture Biennial in late 2015, intended to rival...

June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution of the office from...

Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mountain View, Calif.,...

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