Breaking out of the box: Pirbright Institute’s radical approach to biocontainment facility design

Warm materials, splashes of color, pleasing proportions, and lively design elements combine to create an informal, nonscientific aesthetic for the facility. The lab wings are clad in Siberian larch timber articulated by punched windows with colorful surrounds. Photo: © Dan Schwalm, courtesy HDR Architecture

Public Health Labs | January 29, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The novel scheme turns the typical containment lab building inside out, placing the high-containment spaces at the perimeter to provide researchers with daylight and views.

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December 26, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

Cloud-based building automation tools and product disclosure declarations are among the green building mega-trends identified by industry consultan...

All images and video courtesy Santiago Calatrava.

All images and video courtesy Santiago Calatrava.

December 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The government of Qatar has released details of Sharq Crossing, a massive infrastructure project designed by Spanish architect ...

Courtesy SHoP Architects

Courtesy SHoP Architects

December 23, 2013 |

The first modules have been set at B2 residential tower at Atlantic Yards in New York, set to become the tallest modular building in the world.

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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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A ground-level podium will serve as a plinth for two towers in the new Ziraat Ba

A ground-level podium will serve as a plinth for two towers in the new Ziraat Bank headquarters complex. Images courtesy KPF.

December 23, 2013 | KPF

Kohn P...

Photo: Apple's Eyes Studio; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Apple's Eyes Studio; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December 20, 2013 | Kevin Kraiss, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

Despite the lack of clarity regarding many elements of healthcare reform, there are several core tenets that will likely continue to drive transiti...

December 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, PBK, Page Sutherland Page, and Kirksey were among the firms to compete in the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off.

December 20, 2013 | Buro Happold

A new tool from the engineering firm Buro Happold takes into account both energy and economic performance of buildings for a true measure of effici...

December 20, 2013 | Panda Windows & Doors

Panda Windows & Doors, a Las Vegas based manufacturing company that specializes in innovative sliding and folding glass door systems, will be e...

Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Braslia, is one of 10 contempor

Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Braslia, is one of 10 contemporary churches singled out as "spectacular" by Emp

December 20, 2013 | Emporis

German building-information provider Emporis compiles a photographi...

December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 16 enforcement actions for violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair...

December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Green Globes certification program from the Green Building Initiative can be used for the renovation and construction of Department of Defense...

December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

New York City may boost maintenance standards for cranes operating in the city, including the addition of load cycle counters to record data regard...

December 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is raising concerns that the Environmental Protection Agency has not been transparent in drafting energy-efficiency...

Atermath of SuperStorm Sandy, Arlington, Va. Photo: Albert Herring / Wikimedia C

Atermath of SuperStorm Sandy, Arlington, Va. Photo: Albert Herring / Wikimedia Commons

December 19, 2013 | Jones Lang LaSalle

With over fifty percent of the population already living in urban areas, cities must grapple with the potentially catastrophic effects of climate c...

December 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Major revisions for design and measurement of comfortable spaces are included in a newly published ASHRAE 2013 thermal comfort standard.

Photo: Pakorn; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Pakorn; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December 18, 2013 | AIA

After six months of steadily increasing demand for design services, the Architecture Billings Index paused in November, dipping below 50 for just t...

Louisiana State History Museum in Baton Rouge, La. Image courtesy of Timothy Hur

Louisiana State History Museum in Baton Rouge, La. Image courtesy of Timothy Hursley.

December 18, 2013 | American Institute of Architects

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Midrise Mania: According to Tony Rossi, president of RMK Management Corp. and M&

Midrise Mania: According to Tony Rossi, president of RMK Management Corp. and M&R Development, renting will continue to be a pop

December 17, 2013 | Taylor Johnson

According to some of the Chicago-area’s top commercial real estate firms, informally polled by area real estate PR firm Taylor Johnson, much of 201...

December 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab initiative have released the rep...

December 17, 2013 | USGBC

The Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, was named a winner of USGBC's annual award, along with nine other schools, individuals and co...

BBG-BBGM's New York and Shanghai employees join HOK; BBG-BBGM in Washington, D.C

BBG-BBGM's New York and Shanghai employees join HOK; BBG-BBGM in Washington, D.C., continues as BBGM

December 17, 2013 | HOK

HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, announced today that architecture and interior design firm BBG-BBGM's New York a...

December 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Smart classrooms, DNA-based medical care, and wired cities are among the technology-related innovations identified by IBM researchers for the compa...

December 17, 2013 | Kahn

Cobb is the tenth president in the firm’s 118-year history. As President, Cobb is responsible for ensuring that all of the firm’s client issues are...

December 17, 2013 | CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that two of its senior executives, Chris Bodnar and Lee Asher, have been named Healthcare Real Estate Executives o...

December 17, 2013 | AISC

Twenty years ago the Northridge Earthquake shook California and the results surprised designers throughout the U.S. AISC and the steel industry is...

Photo: Ventrilock; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: Ventrilock; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

December 16, 2013 | Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Overall, construction materials prices fell 0.5 percent in November and are up only 1.1 percent year over year, according to the Department of Labo...

December 16, 2013 | AIA

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, was inaugurated as the 90th president of the American Inst...

December 13, 2013 | GRW

GRW is expanding its capabilities through the recent acquisition of Chapman Technical Group, a 36-person West Virginia-based firm.

December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup of new fire and life safety products and technolog...

December 13, 2013 | AIA

The research looks at the health of eight U.S. cities and lays out a path for translating the research into meaningful findings for policy makers a...

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