5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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January 14, 2014 | Sherwin-Williams

Drawing influence from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces colormix™ 2014, which captures colo...

All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect

All photos courtesy Joseph di Pasquale Architect

January 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 33-story Guanghzou Circle takes the shape of a giant ribbon spool, with the floor space housed in a series of boxes suspended between two massi...

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design to

Zahner ShopFloor Engineer Craig Long demonstrates one of the ShopFloor design tools. Photo A. Zahner Company

January 14, 2014 | Zahner

The web-based tool uses the company's factory floor like "a massive rapid prototype machine,” allowing designers to manipulate designs on the fly b...

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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January 14, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

An exclusive survey reveals that Building Teams are doing their part to make the nation’s schools safer in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy....

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

January 13, 2014 | AIA

The American Institute of Architects announced its “punch list” for Congress that, if completed, will ignite the construction economy by spurring m...

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short &

Coventry Universitys Lanchester Library was designed by U.K. firm Alan Short & Associates and completed in 2000. It uses 51% le

January 11, 2014 | Brian E. Trimble, PE, LEED AP, Brick Industry Association

When targeting net-zero energy performance, AEC professionals are advised to tackle energy demand first. This AIA course covers brick masonry's rol...

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

BD+C's exclusive five-part report on K-12 school security offers proven design advice, technology recommendations, and thoughtful commen...

January 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architectural giant Perkins+Will recently surveyed its staff of 1,500 design pros to forcast hot trends in...

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Many of the principles and concepts described in our Special Report on K-12 security also apply to other building types and markets.

Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas

Collin County Sheriff Deputy George White checks a hallway in one of Anna (Texas) ISDs buildings while monitoring two others on

January 10, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

From facial recognition cameras to IP-based door hardware, here are key technology-related considerations you should discuss with your school distr...

Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk

Illustration: Tom Rybarczyk

January 09, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Our experts say no, but it could save lives. In this report, they offer recommendations on security design you can bring to your K-12 clients to pr...

Dan Noble FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, is the new president/CEO of HKS.

Dan Noble FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, is the new president/CEO of HKS.

January 08, 2014 | HKS

H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP,current chairman, president and CEO, named Dan Noble FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, his successor as president and CE...

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Legislation that approved the construction of a new billion dollar stadium for the Minnesota Vikings passed the Minnesota legislature.

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed changes include mandating the insulation of hot water piping in new buildings. 

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living Building Challenge’s Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will be held Feb. 4-5 in San Francisco.

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Gerhard Becker was sentenced to a year in LA county jail after pleading no contest to the manslaughter of a firefighter who died while tr...

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Newer developments include windows made with nano-crystals that control intense heat penetration while lighting living areas from the outside.

January 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Strengthened sprinkler regulations proposed for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) could help a movement to allow midrise wood struct...

January 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthroughs in concrete technology.

January 07, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now moving ahead. Here’s a sampling of nine major mix...

January 06, 2014 | The Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative announced today that it has named Jerry Yudelson as its president to accelerate growth of the non-profit and further...

January 03, 2014 | Foster + Partners

Called SkyCycle, the plan calls for the construction of wide, car-free decks atop the city's existing railway corridors.

January 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Set to open in late 2015, the 46-story Clearpoint Residences condo tower will feature planted terraces circling the entire structure. 

January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new prerequisite in LEED v4 calls for each project to measure whole building energy use, and then share that data with USGBC.

January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, and small ponds.

January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public meeting to allow interested parties to comment on the proposed rule...

January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

City officials in Akron, Ohio want to prevent stormwater from entering its combined sewer system through the use of green infrastructure.

January 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Paseo Verde, a mixed-use, mixed-income community hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last month.

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