Facebook opens Gehry-designed headquarters: ‘The largest open floor plan in the world,’ says Zuckerberg

One of its attractions is a nine-acre rooftop park, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, which includes a half-mile looping walking path. More than 400 trees were planted on what Wired magazine calls “a garden-roofed fantasyland.” Photo courtesy Facebook 

Office Building Design | April 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Employees have started moving into Facebook’s new headquarters, a 435,555-sf building in Menlo Park, Calif., whose famed architect Frank Gehry describes as “unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective.”

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April 22, 2014 | Gypsum Association

The Gypsum Association has released GA-227-13, “Recommendations for the Prevention of Ceiling Cracking.” The publicat...

The terminal is expected to serve 150 million passengers per year. Renderings: c
April 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In partnership with the Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, Grimshaw Architects has revealed its pla...

According to DBIA's new report, design-build requires more than a good contract
April 21, 2014 | DBIA

Design-build requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation, says the DBIA. Everyone from the own...

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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Embodying the theme little mountains, the 35,000-sf museum will be located in
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory buildin...
The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properti...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treate...

 
Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from th...

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution: repair the windows...

April 15, 2014 | Holcim

The fourth cycle of the USD 2 million International Holcim Awards competition attracted more than 6,000 projects and...

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of...

David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition
April 15, 2014 | Nobel Center

The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other fin...

The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member cou
April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Avoided energy use attributable to energy-efficiency investments has resulted in a contribution outstripping the annu...

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...

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...

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