Innovation districts + tech clusters: How the ‘open innovation’ era is revitalizing urban cores

The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler

Mixed-Use | August 26, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers are teaming to form innovation hot pockets.

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Midtown from Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Mark Jaroski. Licensed under Creative Commo
September 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Earlier this year, New York City's Department of Buildings began auditing thousands of architectural plans for new an...

Translated Geometries, shape memory polymer
September 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students in Barcelona have created a composite material using shape memory polymers that can deform and return to the...

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston. Photo: Farragutful via Wikimedia Comm
September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Brasfield & Gorrie, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest religious sector design and c...

Weather conditions during transit can often cause signs of rust to appear on your steel. By tarping the material and protecting it from exposure, this can be minimized. Here’s what you need to know.

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September 09, 2014 | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Effective January 1, 2014, Ralph Lotito and Brett Paloutzian have merged BFHL, comprising 15 healthcare architects, w...

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September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A Los Angeles-based startup added augmented reality technology to a hardhat, creating a smart helmet.

September 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed chapel was made possible (and affordable) thanks to 3D printing.

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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September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed to be the world’s most sustainable airport, the plan uses a single, compact terminal scheme in lieu of a clu...

The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is one of Gehry Technologies' latest projects. Re
September 08, 2014 | Trimble

Trimble and Frank Gehry announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the co...

Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia
September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state government design and constru...

Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons
September 08, 2014 | Megan Donham, Associate Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

The underlying variables and tools used to manage collaboration between teams is ultimately the driving for success w...

Photo: Tanya King courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Balfour Beatty, Fluor, and HDR top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest military sector design and construction fi...

September 08, 2014 | AIA Show Report
Jill Betters and Dawn Decker of CertainTeed talk about the company's newest initiatives - the Academy of Continuing...
To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the
September 07, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resilience—the evaluation...

Renderings courtesy of Zaha hadid via Gizmag
September 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid's latest project in Australia is a complex of three, tapered residential high-rises that have expansive gr...

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Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the manifold is available in 1" and 1¼" sizes in 2 through 8, 10 and 12...

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The award recognizes the company for excellence in leveraging advanced Internet-connected technology to deliver smart...

September 05, 2014 | AIA

The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a...

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach, Calif. Architect: AECOM; cont
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fentress Architects, Tutor Perini, and AECOM top BD+C's rankings of design and construction firms with the most reven...

The Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine, in New York, a winner in t
September 04, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Healthcare construction will continue to feel the effects of radical changes in the delivery of care, according to he...

Steel curtain wall entry with heat-mirror glass. Image: TGP
September 04, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In this the new facility, middle school and high school classroom wings flank either side of the auditorium and media...

September 04, 2014 | Gilbane Building Report

While construction spending for 2014 will finish the year 5.5% higher than 2013 and the unemployment rate in construc...

City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

STV, HOK, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest local government design and construction firms, as r...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A key change is a requirement that buildings over 75 feet tall have sprinkler systems throughout the structure. Exist...

September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough wants Quebec's housing authority to speed up its plan to publish constr...

Rendering: courtesy Panoramic Interests
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Micro-apartments are gaining acceptance in nearby Boston and in places such as San Francisco and New York, but Weymou...

The consolidation would strengthen WSP's position in the U.S. transportation seg
September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The deal, which has been approved by the boards of WSP and Balfour Beatty, has an enterprise value of $1.243 billion,...

Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P
September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during the project review p...

Pilkington Profilit wave with TGP ProColor in bronze metallic
September 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

For design professionals seeking glazing with a durable and colorfast appearance, Technical Glass Products now offers...

September 03, 2014 | Adolfson & Peterson

Whitney succeeds interim CEO Steven Pinney, who has held the interim role since CEO Doug Jaeger stepped down in Decem...

Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi
September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construction firms. 

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