Facebook opens Gehry-designed headquarters: ‘The largest open floor plan in the world,’ says Zuckerberg

One of its attractions is a nine-acre rooftop park, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, which includes a half-mile looping walking path. More than 400 trees were planted on what Wired magazine calls “a garden-roofed fantasyland.” Photo courtesy Facebook 

Office Building Design | April 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Employees have started moving into Facebook’s new headquarters, a 435,555-sf building in Menlo Park, Calif., whose famed architect Frank Gehry describes as “unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective.”

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The University of British Columbia Earth Sciences Building, by Perkins + Will, i
May 29, 2014 | reThink Wood

The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

Photo: Branko Radovanovi? via Wikimedia Commons
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highlighting a building’s...

Tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Thilo Parg via Wikimedia Commons; Lice
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., believes toughen...

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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CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within the built environment...

May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Sernecke's competition to design Sweden's tallest skyscraper, five finalists have been selected: Manuelle Gautrand...

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May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink in size and lose val...

 
Customers want continuity, so the look and feel of every channel, from mobile to
May 29, 2014 | JLL

In pursuit of enhanced customer experiences, retailers are using Big Data, interactive technology, and omni-channel s...

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SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce that t...

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May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank, is inspired by the...

The lobby and staircase use thousands of lengths of repurposed timber. Photo cou
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The recently opened NewActon Nishi apartment complex in Canberra, Australia, features one of the more unique lobby sp...

May 28, 2014 | B.R. Fries

Occupying the building’s entire second floor, the male-centric center is honeycombed with examination and consultatio...

Renderings: courtesy Safdie Architects
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Moshe Safdie's latest project, a pair of 38-story luxury residential towers in Singapore, will be linked by three "sk...

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new
May 28, 2014 | The Architectural Team

First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housing conditions. Now t...

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a highly sustainable lab building, recently opene
May 27, 2014 | BD+C staff

ZGF Architects' La Jolla building for genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter and his nonprofit research organization aims t...

One World Trade Center, courtesy Cushman & Wakefield
May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sluggish economy and lackluster leasing force developer The Durst Organization and the Port Authority of New York and...

Fireframes Designer Series doors in Grim Hall
May 27, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For the renovation of Lincoln University’s Grim Hall life sciences building into a state-of-the-art computer facility...

May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The two data center facilities totaling almost 430,000 sf for owner Digital Realty Trust will use the company's TK-...
Barnsworth Exhibition Center, Location / Plano, Ill. Photo: Dave Burk, Hedrich B
May 23, 2014 | AIA Chicago

Winning projects include an events center for Mies van der Rohe's landmark Farnsworth House and a new boathouse along...

May 23, 2014 | NeoCon

Tech-friendly furniture, “live walls,” sit-stand desks, and circadian lighting are among the emerging trends identifi...

May 23, 2014 | Ryan Schultz & Timothy Connor, SPARCH

Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Realty.

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/cold-aisle configura...

Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulatio
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s where AEC firms and owners are getting the most bang for the buck when using BIM/VDC to coordinate data center...

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May 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The publication provides guidelines on interface requirements between chilled-water systems and technology cooling...
May 23, 2014 | BD+C Editors

The Niobrara Data Center Energy Park project in Colorado will be the first data center to be fully self-contained wit...

Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data center infrastructur...

May 22, 2014 | The International Living Future Institute

The Living Building Challenge, a built environment’s performance standard from the International Living Future Instit...

The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 millio
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, opened in 2012 to much fanfare. But cracks recently began to appear th...

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Team BlackSheep—devotees of filmmaking with drones—has posted a fun video that takes viewers high over the city for s...

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum-designed buildings...

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the...

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