Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub, features a latticed...

ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, according to a report by the...

The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Moment
April 14, 2014 | McCownGordon Construction

The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environmen...

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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April 11, 2014 | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Two blocks of offices will be centerpiece of new cultural and lifestyle district in the West Bund Media Port.

Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort
April 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars....

David Uffelman is the new President of Foulger-Pratt Contracting.
April 10, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

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April 10, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

CertainTeed Ceilings' campaign strives to bring sound acoustics to workplaces, schools, and healthcare facilities....

April 10, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

April 10, 2014 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam is holding the second annual Bluebeam eXtreme Awards at the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in Hollywood, C...

Paul Erb, VP, will assume responsibility for McCarthy Building Companies' new Si
April 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

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The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River
April 09, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this...

Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
April 09, 2014 | PGAV Destinations & Guinness World Records

With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park...

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted w...

April 09, 2014 | Arup 

Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects...

April 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8th at the ASHRAE High-Performan...

April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub in Macau, features a...

Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Part
April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-roo...

April 08, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University
April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meeting...

Wyatt Frantom, Associate and Senior Architectural Designer, Gensler, Los Angeles
April 07, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Building Design+Construction...

Photo: Feelart via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
April 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard answers such questions as: Should the measurements of a building’s area used in the equation to derive e...

Photo: courtesy LBNL
April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”...

April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that other cities includin...

April 04, 2014 | SchenkelShultz Architecture

As the centerpiece of the 45-acre campus, which is its first phase of a planned 215-acre mixed-use development, the 1...

Photo: courtesy CBRE Healthcare
April 02, 2014 | Mike Denney, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

A growing number of healthcare organizations are moving to an integrated real estate model in an effort to better man...

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation tricks recommended by bui...

ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workpla
April 02, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility takes top honors in R&D Magazine's 48th annual lab design awards. 

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April 02, 2014 | Autodesk

The Autodesk InfraWorks 360 family of offerings now includes enhanced roads and highways capabilities, better represe...

April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, s...

April 01, 2014 | Georgia-Pacific

Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC’s acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division i...

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