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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The 130,000-sf Great Hall in the central terminal at Seattle-Tacoma Internationa
August 12, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

The recent evolution of airport terminals has been prompted largely by different patterns of passenger behavior in a...

Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes two endless ramps, ris...

Renderings courtesy ALL Design
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

South London's riverfront will soon be graced by one of Will Alsop's eccentric designs: a curved apartment tower on p...

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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Photo courtesy BC Hydro
August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buil...

All photos courtesy LEGO
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder...

The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoyin
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Window of Guangzhou project will consist of three towers forming the number sequence "001."

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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Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor
August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale reconstruction continue...

Rendering: Epstein
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million-sf, $300 million mixed-use project in Chicago’s Illi...

August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project delivery was introduced in...

The issue came to the fore during a discussion of preliminary plans for the plan
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certification on new coun...

Map: USGS
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California reinstituted an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could rest...

SuperSecure II-XLS with Level III Ballistic/Grade 2 Attack in SAFTIfire Ballisti
August 08, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST  

When the designers at L. R. Kimball looked for an all-in-one clear, wire-free glazing solution that protects against...

Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi
August 07, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The adage “doing more with less” has become a byword for many businesses since the Great Recession, and clients are t...

Renderings courtesy of BIG
August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bjarke Ingels’ firm is looking to improve the 1960s-designed Givskund Zoo in Denmark by giving the animals a freer ra...

Renderings courtesy of Jaja Architects
August 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With snaking staircases and a rooftop playground, the Park'n'Play will double as a neighborhood attraction.

August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Architecture for Humani...

August 06, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owne...

August 06, 2014 | BD+C

With vegetated balconies reaching the full height of the 100-meter tower, the One More residential development aims t...

PHOTO: PAUL WARCHOL/RTKL
August 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Here's a roundup of top AIA CES Discovery courses from BD+C University. All courses are free and worth at least 1.0 A...

SkyHouse Orlando is a 23-story, 320-unit residential tower located adjacent to a
August 06, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Multifamily housing construction is expected to remain relatively strong throughout 2014. Starts picked up in 2013, w...

Photo: digidreamgrafix via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
August 05, 2014 | Peter Lufkin and Luca Romani, CBRE Whitestone

Using well-known risk analytics applied to pre-existing facility data, risk scanning can provide a much richer view o...

August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After 18 month of planning and construction, the museum will open its new Shigeru Ban-designed facility to the public...

August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an explosive attack. 

August 05, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

Anirban Basu, Kermit Baker and David Crowe provided a collaborative economic forecast combining their expert economic...

Low-rise structures and pedestrian streets characterize the new Henderson-Hopkin
August 05, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

After a long period of anemic performance, with growth mostly driven by renovations and additions, the K-12 sector is...

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

El-Gamal's plans has been dubbed controversial by many industry professionals.

August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This app and stylus offer numerous writing utensils, including an ink pen, bold marker, watercolor brush, thick ink p...

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is back...

Urban and TOD projects like the CitySet Cherry Creek retail center in Glendale,
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Despite the rapid growth of online shopping, the 'bricks and mortar' retail sector is faring quite well, headed by po...

Rendering: courtesy www.miamiworldcenter.com
August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A long-delayed $1.5 billion mixed-use development in Miami moved ahead after city planners approved the project’s fir...

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