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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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Developer of curvy glass New York City condo complex sued

Photo: joevare/Creative Commons

Multifamily Housing | December 10, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

One resident says living in the curvy, glass 100 Eleventh Avenue building is like being in a wind tunnel.

AASHE’s STARS tool highlights the university sector’s holistic approach to sustainability

Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture

Greenbuild Report | December 10, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more holistic sustainabili...

Sustainable performance: Hospital systems’ new financial and marketing imperative

Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Central Hospital Medical Center has been designed to consume 30% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. Building Team: CO Architects (designer), KPFF (SE), Arup (MEP), and Hensel Phelps Construction (GC). Courtesy CO Architects

Greenbuild Report | December 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of sustainable design...

HOK collaborates with IFMA on new workplace strategy research report

Photo: Nate Burgos/Creative Commons

Office Building Design | December 09, 2015 | HOK

Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies.

Architecure firms Carry Cooper and The Johnson Group merge

Cleveland Downtown Hilton Hotel, designed by Cooper Carry. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons

Architects | December 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination is expected to bolster each firm’s hospitality-related services. 

Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers

Greenbuild Report | December 08, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand for such features is p...

Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Photo: Adam Jones, Ph.D.

Resiliency | December 08, 2015 | Jim Shelton, YaleNews
Architect Eric Parry unveils design for London’s tallest building

Renderings couresty DBOX, Eric Parry Architects

High-rise Construction | December 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

At more than 1,000 feet, 1 Undershaft will rival The Shard in height.

AEC leaders say the 'talent wars' are heating up: BD+C survey


Industry Research | December 08, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering, and construction f...

All renderings courtesy Jeddah Economic Company and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

High-rise Construction | December 08, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The tower will overtake the Burj Khalifa in terms of height, but how long will it remain king?


Why employee advocacy is key to social media success
Building Team | December 07, 2015 | Steven Burns |

Employee advocacy is key to boosting social media engagement, and employee advocacy is about more than just the promo...

ABC: Continued growth expected for the construction industry

Photo: David Tan/Creative Commons

Market Data | December 07, 2015 | ABC

ABC forecasts growth in nonresidential construction spending of 7.4% in 2016 along with growth in employment and back...

New earthquake rating system released by the U.S. Resiliency Council

Photo: Richard Walker/Creative Commons.

Resiliency | December 07, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Intended for building owners and leasing, finance, and insurance industry.

Handbook for design, construction, maintenance of permeable pavements released

Photo: Yamanaka Tamaki/Creative Commons

Urban Planning | December 07, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Supports sustainable solution to stormwater and urban runoff.

Michigan YMCA receives Universal Design Certification

Photos courtesy Mary Free Bed YMCA

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The 116,200-sf Mary Free Bed YMCA in Grand Rapids is accessable for everyone who uses the facilities.

Compelling conversations about wood: Engineered wood as expressive design
Wood | December 07, 2015 | Karyn Beebe |

This installment features a wide-ranging discussion that reveals how a mix of engineered wood products lend themselve...

The Wolf Creek Library: ALPOLIC® Materials welcomes a community to its new “living room.”

Red and copper tones in prismatic “magma” finish

Cladding and Facade Systems | December 07, 2015 | ALPOLIC

An expansive glass curtain wall frames the forest and lake behind the building, bringing the outside in.

Proposed ASHRAE/ACCA Energy Audit Standard open for public comment

Photo: Matt Brown/Creative Commons.

Energy | December 07, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Would bring order to the ‘Wild West’ of the energy audit industry.

Are long-term apartment rentals Airbnb’s next target?

An Airbnb office in Toronto. Photo: Raysonho/Wikimedia Commons.

Multifamily Housing | December 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are thinking about that possibility, says one West Coast real estate consultant. 

AIA Baltimore holds rowhouse redesign competition

A team of students from Virginia Tech and local architects from Brown Craig Turner submitted the BeMORE Flats design, which won the Most Resilient Design award.

Smart and Resilient Cities | December 07, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Teams competed to provide the best social and environmental design solutions for the city’s existing rowhouse stock. ...

High tech material makes Minnesota Vikings' new stadium's roof light and strong

Rendering courtesy HKS

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 07, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

U.S. Bank Stadium will have an ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pneumatic roof, a durable, flexible material made...

Milwaukee Art Museum opens new atrium designed by HGA Architects

All photos courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum

Museums | December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The lakefront addition gives visitors expansive views both inside and out.

Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi win 2016 AIA Gold Medal Award

Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, London. Photo: Richard George/Wikimedia Commons

Architects | December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The husband and wife architect team—founders of VSBA Architects and Planners—are the award's first joint winners.

National Fire Protection Association drops ban on glass boarding bridges

Photo: Leonard G./Wikimedia Commons

Airports | December 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

U.S. airports can now use more aesthetically pleasing building-to-plane links.


New app visualizes amount of cellular signal and Wi-Fi in an area

The application in action. Screenshot courtesy Architecture of Radio via YouTube

BIM and Information Technology | December 03, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Using data collected from millions of cell towers and Wi-Fi routers, the app makes the invisible visible.

LMN Architects earns the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Vancouver Convention Centre West. Photo: Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons

Architects | December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The firm is known for projects like Vancouver Convention Centre West and the University of Washington’s Foster School...

SANAA’s design selected for Hungary’s new National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Rue Nishizawa describe their design as “an extension of the park." Renderings courtesy SANAA

Museums | December 03, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

After months of deliberation, the Japanese firm ultimately won the tie with Snøhetta.

Herzog & de Meuron unveils renderings of redeveloped stadium for Chelsea FC

Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron (via ArchDaily)

Sports and Recreational Facilities | December 03, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

As many as 264 brick piers will line the perimeter of the stadium and extend to a steel ring perched above the field....

Photo: Deskmag via Wikimedia Commons

December 02, 2015 | Rob Cassidy |

Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a controlled experiment to see i...

Perkins+Will designs headquarters for Seattle brain research center

All images courtesy of Perkins+Will / Hedrich Blessing

Healthcare Facilities | December 02, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The design orients labs like flower petals around a large light-filled central atrium; the effect is like the inside...

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