Creating an environment where students want to succeed

Four panelists discussed how the decline of motivation in many of the country's education systems affects students. Image: Perkins+Will

K-12 Schools | April 28, 2015 | Tinka Rogic | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

According to a 2014 Gallup poll, our school system not only kills children’s creativity, but also takes its toll on their motivation, writes Perkins+Will's Tinka Rogic.

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data center infrastructur...

May 22, 2014 | The International Living Future Institute

The Living Building Challenge, a built environment’s performance standard from the International Living Future Instit...

The Allen Independent School District will not open its high school's $60 millio
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 18,000-seat Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas, opened in 2012 to much fanfare. But cracks recently began to appear th...

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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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Team BlackSheep—devotees of filmmaking with drones—has posted a fun video that takes viewers high over the city for s...

Getting to net zero: How do we power an existing building with all renewable ene
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 73-page report breaks down the incremental cost premiums for transforming three LEED Platinum-designed buildings...

UT Dallas 74,000-sf Student Services Building, the first academic structure in T
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary DOE analysis shows that the ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 energy efficiency standard contains energy savings over the...

 

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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Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Federal disaster policy should shift its focus toward mitigation in order to reduce future disaster costs, the Nation...

520 West 28th Street. Rendering courtesy of Related Companies and Zaha Hadid Arc
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The High Line, New York City's elevated park created from a conversion of rail lines, is the organizing principle for...

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179 mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter c
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The legislation focused on energy efficiency standards such as water heaters with smart meters and cheaper heating an...

IKEA Headquarters in lmhult, Sweden. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Due to open next year, the museum is expected to attract 200,000 people annually to rural Älmhult, Sweden, home of th...

Lenfest Hall, one of the museum's two principal public entrance spaces, will be
May 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Museum of Art and BD+C Staff

Gehry's final design reorganizes and expands the building, adding more than 169,000 sf of space, much of it below the...

A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin
May 21, 2014 | B.R. Fries

The new East Coast office for the Internet radio provider is housed on two interconnected floors of the classic 125 P...

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons
May 21, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 49.6, up slightly from a mark of 48.8 in March, but still below the growth threshold of 50. ...

May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consultants, and engineer...

Rendering: Gensler
May 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Called "The Legal Office of the Future," the pop-up demonstration project made its debut this week at the annual conf...

Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter
May 20, 2014 | Emporis

Eight other high-rise projects were named Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, including DC Tower 1 by Dominique Perraul...

Photo: Jonrev via Wikimedia Commons
May 20, 2014 | JLL

Despite emerging structural challenges and newly-announced store closings, such as those of Radio Shack and Office De...

Photo: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia by ToNToNi via Wikimedia Commons
May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A judge has ordered the left-wing political party Esquerra Unida to pay €30,000 to Santiago Calatrava because of "ins...

Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw
May 19, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today’s workplaces are ch...

Photo: Ben Aveling via Wikimedia Commons
May 19, 2014 | BD+C staff

The improved economy has boosted construction starts, but a shortage of experienced trade workers has led to more on-...

Photo: New York National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
Smart and Resilient Cities | May 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Massive storm surge barriers would be too costly for the potential benefit to protect New York City from violent stor...

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons
May 16, 2014 | USGBC

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable housing in North Am...

Neville Willsmore (left) and Thomas Christian have joined Harley Ellis Devereaux
May 16, 2014 | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Neville Willsmore, Thomas Christian join leadership team for Harley Ellis Devereaux.

May 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Ito and other Japanese architects cite excessive costs, massive size, and the project's potentially negative impact o...

May 16, 2014 | Carl Bass, Autodesk President and CEO

The design of the printer, as well as Autodesk's new Spark 3D printing software, will be open and publicly available...

May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this round up of new offeri...

May 15, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to new a ...

Part of the World Trade Centers original foundation, this wall was built to kee
May 15, 2014 | 9/11 Memorial Museum and BD+C Staff

The 110,000-sf museum is filled with monumental artifacts from the tragedy and exhibits that honor the lives of every...

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to build concrete dome...

May 14, 2014 | UC Berkeley

People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with their workpl...

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