5 ingredients of successful mall design

Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata

Retail Centers | May 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to making these centers a regular part of customers’ lives.   

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architec...

Centennial Hall is the first new academic building on the UW-Eau Claire campus i
July 11, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Centennial Hall houses the College of Education and Human Sciences and consolidates teacher education. It is the firs...

July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks system.

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on its proposal to eliminate the dual standard...

Photo: Antandrus via Wikipedia
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in Ventura.

Photo: Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC via Wikimedia Commons
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 per 100,000 workers af...

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new Toronto townhome brings cutting-edge design.

All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding mi...

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB
July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems in...

July 10, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain USA

Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment of fi...

July 10, 2014 | Steinberg SF Studio

Grant and Saheba left their previous architectural firms, AECOM and Handel respectively, because they saw the opportu...

July 10, 2014 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allo...

The JW Marriott Hanoi features an unusual cantilevered design, with a curled sha
July 09, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

An international Building Team unites to create Vietnam’s first JW Marriott luxury property.

July 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld...

July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Residents are trying to block developers from destroying historic architecture in Tokyo's Yanaka district, where a re...

July 09, 2014 | Harvard Business School

Expected to open in 2018, the facility will combine the elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance sp...

July 09, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Though New York and Los Angeles are often seen as the sole hubs for design jobs, other design epicenters are scattere...

All renderings courtesy SOM
July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The lightweight and luminous design "responds to its setting and creates a striking infrastructural icon for the city...

The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base.
July 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new...

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese archite...

Photo courtesy National Building Museum
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To...

Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure...

Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can all i
July 07, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal bre...

The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village
July 07, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule...

For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design...

July 07, 2014 | Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Built for quick, easy navigation and with an intuitive content management system, the site features customer-focused...

Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding
July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

To add to Dubai's already impressive portfolio of world's tallest tower and world's largest natural flower garden, Du...

Renderings courtesy SPARK
July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—se...

Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings science to the forefro...

Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
July 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design that is more subtle...

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