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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Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, a vertical forest in Milan will
May 14, 2014 | Arup

Some 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 floral plants have been planted on the terraces of Bosco Verticale, a new hi...

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May 14, 2014 | Gilbane

Construction spending for 2014 should finish 6.6% higher than in 2013, with nonresidential work contributing substant...

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp
May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project sh...

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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The $1.5 billion project is the initial seed of urban development in the area. I
May 13, 2014 | Nadel Architects

In addition to five major sports venues, the Dalian Sports Center includes a 30-story, 440-room, 5-star Kempinski ful...

Ron Knowles, PE, will move from President to Chairman/CEO of the firm.
May 13, 2014 | J. Vinton Schafer & Sons

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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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May 13, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

Foulger-Pratt Contracting, Rockville, Md., has promoted Kevin MacClary to VP.

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will begi
May 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The facility will have two entrances—one facing the city of Richmond, Va., the other toward VCU's campus—to serve as...

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The University of WisconsinMadison teamed up with the Morgridge Institute for R
May 13, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
After Moody’s and other credit ratings agencies tightened their standards a few years ago, universities had to beco...
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May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, have issued a joint s...

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May 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A design team featuring Daniel Libeskind and Gail Dexter-Lord has won a competition with its design for the Canadian...

The Bardessono resort in Yountville, Calif., tops TripAdvisor's list of highly r
May 13, 2014 | TripAdvisor

The ARIA Sky Suites in Las Vegas and the Lenox Hotel in Boston are among the 10 most popular hotels (according to use...

28th Street Apartments, Los Angeles; Koning Eizenberg Architects. Photo:  Eric
May 12, 2014 | AIA

The winners include two dramatic conversions of historic YMCA buildings into modern, affordable multifamily complexes...

In the fall of 2013, architects produced a conceptual and schematic design for t
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On the five-acre site of a former cotton gin, the High Cotton program provides temporary shelter for Lubbock's homele...

May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published in our July 2014 issu...

The Edith ODonnell Arts and Technology Building, known as ATEC, at the Universi
May 11, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Top administrators from five major universities describe how they are optimizing value on capital expenditures, finan...

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Construction of the Las Vegas tower was halted in 2008 after experts discovered faulty steel beams in the structure....

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The New York Public Library's controversial renovation, involving the removal of stacks from the Schwarzman building...

Matt Dumich, AIA, Senior Architect/Project Manager, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill A
May 09, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

BD+C catches up with two past U40 honorees: Matt Dumich of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and David Montalba...

By employing advanced prefabrication techniques, the Building Team for the 840,0
May 09, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Leading AEC firms offer helpful advice for using BIM to pull off prefab for everything from MEP infrastructure to who...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thanks largely to an ambitious program to boost the use of LED lighting in its buildings, Los Angeles is the top rank...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The City of Vancouver’s ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month, has drawn a strong...

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May 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The most resilient cities in the world, including five in the U.S., have attributes that would enable them to recover...

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UK precast concrete maker Banagher, which specializes in precast stadia solutions, has assembled a list of the world'...

May 07, 2014 | Las Vegas SC2 Challenge

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman wants your economic development ideas for remaking four areas within the city, includ...

May 07, 2014 | GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its BIM software solution for architects and designers. ArchiCAD 18 now ha...

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