4 ways cold-climate cities can make the most of their waterfronts

Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image: Chris Foyd courtesy Perkins+Will

Smart and Resilient Cities | May 28, 2015 | Noah Friedman | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

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HOK's proposal for the Obama Presidential Library integrates the facility into a
June 20, 2014 | HOK

Proposal would locate the library in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, aiming for urban revitalization as...

The architects have said that the design is meant to transcend the original purp
June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In a competition to design a "Learning Hub" for students at Nanyang University in Singapore, London-based firm Heathe...

The preliminary CBECS report provides general data about the size and number of
June 20, 2014 | U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal survey project shows that commercial-building floorspace has grown 22% since 2003; energy-use data will be re...

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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June 20, 2014 | Batson-Cook

Rygiel will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining the contractor's business relationships in the state of Fl...

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The development's wavy and groovy design promises unobstructed views of the Marmara Sea for every unit.

June 19, 2014 | C.W. Driver

As an expert in design-build projects, Kirby is currently directing several projects, with new and existing clients,...

 

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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Chatham Park plan, courtesy Pittsboro.gov
June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Pittsboro, N.C., Board of Commissioners approved the master plan for Chatham Park, a massive residential and comm...

Old Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. Photo: Karen Apricot via Wi
June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Senate reached a compromise deal combining elements of two competing Veterans Administration reform bills th...

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
June 19, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Department of Commerce tentatively agreed to assess tariffs of up to 35% on solar equipment, a move that cou...

Diagram: KarenW via Wikipedia
June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS systems with recommend...

June 19, 2014 | NCARB

A new report from NCARB shows that the median age of people at initial licensure is at a 10 year low.

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The high-rise development will have a 24,638-sf vertical garden, breaking a Guinness World Record.

Rendering courtesy Walsh Construction
June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Orchards at Orenco, a 57-unit affordable housing complex in Hillsboro, Oregon, is the first of a three-phase, three-b...

June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads, according to a new s...

Photo: Sarah Mechling/Perkins Eastman
June 19, 2014 | Perkins Eastman

A new white paper from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Perkins Eastman details best design practices for re...

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His 26-plus year history with BSB Design paired with his client relations skills and operational and organizational a...

Photo: Pedro Lopez via Wikimedia Commons
June 18, 2014 | USGBC

In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six Wor...

The tower, called Polstjrnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenburg,
June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
The skyscraper, which will reach 230 meters and is named Polstjärnan, or "The Pole Star," is to be built in Gothenb...
New School of Medicine and Health Sciences Building, University of North Dakota,
June 18, 2014 | JLG Architects

Construction boom fueled by 'shale gale' brings rapid growth to North Dakota firm.

June 18, 2014 | Consigli Construction

The $60 million facility built in honor of King Rama IX of Thailand is the largest Thai Buddhist temple outside of Th...

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
June 18, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects reported that the May ABI score was 52.6, up sharply from a mark of 49.6 in Apri...

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe
June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slash the carbon footpri...

June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From Miles Davis to Björk to Manu Chao to Bach, Babina visualizes how these sounds will look like if they were visibl...

All renderings courtesy of Foster + Partners.
June 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design organizes offices, labs, and social spaces into five "fingers," putting different work spaces parallel to...

June 17, 2014 | Suffolk Construction

Exec with eight years of Florida experience will head regional team.

Photo: Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons
June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 35.9 million people moved between 2012 and 2013, meaning that 11.7% of the U.S....

Renderings: courtesy Chetwood Architects
June 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Phoenix Towers are expected to reach 1 km, the same height as Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's Kingdom Tower, but w...

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool spaces.”

Photo: Peter Haken via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
June 16, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A bipartisan proposal from U.S. Reps. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., would make roof replacement cost l...

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