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High-rise Construction | October 21, 2016 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

Two firms stand well above the others when it comes to the number of tall buildings they have designed.

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Gothic skyscraper planned for New York

New York City's 41 West 57th Street. Renderings: Mark Foster Gage Architects

High-rise Construction | December 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 102-story tower, 41 West 57th Street, will have glass walls, balconies, and a carved stone façade.

Santiago Calatrava-designed museum opens in Rio

The Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photos courtesy Santiago Calatrava Architects and Engineers.


Museums | December 18, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Museu do Amanhã addresses the future of the planet and has an inventive, futuristic design itself.

Sustainable design is the only option for public-sector clients

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computational and Research Theory Facility. Perkins+Will was the designer. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design. Image courtesy Perkins+Will/Drew Kelly

Government Buildings | December 18, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Government projects that feature sustainable practices like high-efficiency LED lighting, improved HVAC systems, and ...

Codes should be updated to reflect lessons learned from recent extreme weather events

Photo: DVIDSHUB/Creative Commons

Codes and Standards | December 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

More can be done to boost resiliency to flooding, extended power outages.

The 2016 Commercial Construction Market: A Contractor’s View

Team Tocci's rendering for the 65 Grove Street Project in Watertown, Mass.

Industry Research | December 17, 2015 | Bud LaRosa, Tocci Building Companies

The CFO of Tocci Building Companies forecasts the outlook for commercial and institutional construction in 2016.

Images courtesy Gensler

Architects | December 17, 2015 | GenslerOn | Joan Meyers

While utilization is an important metric to inform how frequently a space is used, it’s important to consider activit...

Developers respond to demand from tenants for ‘smart’ design

Optimizing the window-to-wall ratio was a design focus for FXFowle (architect) on the 600-unit Crossing at Jamaica Station redevelopment, in Queens, N.Y. Also on the Building Team: ICOR Consulting Engineers (MEP), and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (SE). Image courtesy FXFowle.

Multifamily Housing | December 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A number of green prerogatives are having a beneficial impact on multifamily design and construction.


BIM and Information Technology | December 17, 2015 | Sasha Reed |

Sascha Vesterlund, a VDC Specialist, Design Processer with MT Højgaard, and Nathan Wood, Innovation at DPR Constructi...

Four winners named in NYC sidewalk shed competition

G-Shed by Gensler was one of the winners. Rendering courtesy Gensler

Architects | December 17, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Firms in the Construction Shed Design Competition made designs that are simple to build and use readily-available mat...

John Buck Company to develop CNA’s Chicago headquarters

Renderings courtesy John Buck Company

Office Building Design | December 17, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.


Tokyo down to two finalists for Olympic Stadium design

Design A, from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Images: Japan Sports Council

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Both cost less than the Zaha Hadid proposal that was scrapped over the summer.


Lohan Anderson to close, join Wight & Co.

Lohan Anderson led the renovations to Chicago's Soldier Field. Photo: Mark Watmough/Creative Commons

Architects | December 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Dirk Lohan, Floyd Anderson and eight others will be hired by the Illinois-based Wight & Co. next month.

Architects create commission for diversity advancement

Photo: Sarah Ross/Creative Commons.

Architects | December 16, 2015 | AIA

The 20-member group will assess recent data, set a plan of action, and report on results to the AIA Board of Director...

Plans for new museums meant to stimulate economy in a Berkshires mill town

The Global Contemporary Art Museum in North Adams, Mass. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects

Museums | December 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal is to create a “cultural corridor” between North Adams and Williamstown, Mass.  

Coatings | December 16, 2015 | Jeff Alexander |

Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to represent you and you...

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Architecture Billings Index hits another bump

Photo: Dave Reid/Creative Commons

Market Data | December 16, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.


ULI names Lord Richard Rogers the 2015 J.C. Nichols Prize winner

Rogers designed Senedd, the home to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Ismail Mia/Creative Commons

Architects | December 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Rogers, Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, works on projects that “shine a spotlight on the challenges that...

What can you do about the new off campus provider based facility legislation?

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Creative Commons

Healthcare Facilities | December 15, 2015 | Charles Maggio, Managing Director, CBRE

CBRE Healthcare's Charles Maggio breaks down the impacts of the new legislation, which affects outpatient facilities....

Property owners and developers challenge FEMA floodplain maps

Flooding in New York City. Photo: Pamela Andrade/Creative Commons.

Smart and Resilient Cities | December 15, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agency said to be open to revision requests.

USGBC aims to scaling LEED buildings to 5 billion sf in five years

Photo: David Winship/Creative Commons.

Green | December 15, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plan revealed at UN climate conference.

New LEGO line lets builders construct iconic skylines

All images courtesy LEGO (via ArchDaily).

Architects | December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New York City, Berlin, and Venice are featured in the Architecture Skyline Collection.

Study finds increase in cost-burdened renters

Photo: Tom Ipri/Creative Commons

Multifamily Housing | December 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released its biennial rental housing report, and it found that 21.3 millio...

Date named for announcement of 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Japan Pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, designed jointly by Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto, both past winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Creative Commons

Architects | December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Laureate will be named the morning of January 13.

Greater Fort Lauderdale is enjoying a building boom

A significant construction and development boom is altering Fort Lauderdale's skyline with new high rises. Image courtesy Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.


Hotel Facilities | December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This business-friendly South Florida market has several large hotel and multifamily projects in construction.

Undaunted, Forest City pushes ahead on modular construction

B2 BKLYN. Photo: Field Condition

Modular Building | December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The president of its FC Modular division says new projects are under consideration, even as competitors falter or fal...

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 14, 2015 | Star Building Systems

House of Sports in Ardsley, N.Y., is home to a soccer field on the third floor of a downtown building.  

Sensible sustainability: The new standard for hotels

The 17-story, 206-room Hyatt Place in Chicago is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The Building Team: VOA Associates (architect), Forefront Structural Engineers (SE), KJWW Engineering Consultants (MEP), Eriksson Engineering Associates (CE), Arup (acoustic engineer), and Wolff Landscape Architecture. Photo: courtesy OTO Development

Greenbuild Report | December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Platinum–certified hotel...

Detroit plans massive effort to convert vacant properties to green spaces

Vacant lot in Detroit. Photo: Stephen Harlan/Creative Commons.

Green | December 13, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Effort aims to improve property values, city life.


Los Angeles launches ‘Drop 100′ campaign to reduce water use in commercial buildings

Photo: Ron Reiring/Creative Commons.

Codes and Standards | December 13, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to save 100 million gallons annually.

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