Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

Renderings courtesy Graphite Design Group

Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

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December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Starting January 1, 2014, architects who apply for an occupational license in Texas will have to share their fingerprints with the state.

December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Buildings in tornado-prone areas should be constructed to withstand strong winds just as hurricanes are factored into building codes in coastal are...

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortabl

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortable setting for extended-stay guests to work, soci

December 11, 2013 | Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The extended-stay hotel prototype reduces development costs by 46% for franchisees and enhances the overall guest experience.

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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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traffic in public restrooms, these ideas are noteworthy...

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creat

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creating a functional rainscreen system within the co

December 10, 2013 | Laurie Robert, Vice President, NRB

Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia was the site of a unique display—Pedia-Pod, a modular pediatric treatment room designed and built by NRB, in collab...

Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene

Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for energy efficiency in this $8 million Wyoming, Mich.

December 10, 2013 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come into play, requiring a thoroug...

Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget throu

Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget through renovation of a former residence hall. The Co

December 10, 2013 | Wendell D. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Earl Swensson Associates

In this era of scaled-down budgets, maximized efficiencies, new learning methods and social media’s domination of face time, college and university...

The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structu

The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structural and aesthetic features. All images: Herault

December 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

La Métaphone, a concert hall in Ognies, France, is a 1,980-sm facility with the unique characteristic of being a structural musical instrument. The...

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi

December 06, 2013 | Goettsch Partners

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been named the 2013 Firm of the Year, as conferred by the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of...

December 06, 2013 | Accell

Accell’s Powramid boast easy access to multiple adapter-friendly power outlets, a patented desktop design and innovative safety features.

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Houston, Salt Lake City, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles are five cities that are leading the way on preparing for climate change and extreme weat...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 500,000 sf, 14-story One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is being promoted as "the most environmentally-friendly building in the world."...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The low-lying city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is a world leader in storm resiliency with policies that impact businesses, private homes, and p...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2009, more legislation authorizing design-build project delivery passed than in any year in Design Build Institute of America’s history.

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for states’ codes—has undergone final changes.

December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Philadelphia City Council has held a series of hearings on a bill aimed at boosting the city's safety regulations in the wake of a deadly build...

The new office follows a number of significant projects SmithGroupJJR has design

The new office follows a number of significant projects SmithGroupJJR has designed in China in recent years, including the new 5

December 04, 2013 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR, the oldest architecture and engineering firm in the U.S., has opened an office in Shanghai, China. The firm will focus on several of...

JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to

JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to bring the Dunn Dashboard to the job site. All p

December 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Construction giant JE Dunn is saving millions in cost avoidances by implementing a custom, cloud-based BIM/VDC collaboration platform.

December 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Daytona International Speedway is zooming ahead on the largest renovation in the Florida venue’s 54-year history. Improvements include five red...

December 03, 2013 | Patrick Duke, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

When setting up a capital project plan, it's one thing to have the data, but quite another to have the knowledge of the process. 

December 03, 2013 | AIA

Current federal contracting laws are discouraging talented architects from competing for federal contracts, depriving government and, by inference,...

December 03, 2013 | AGC

An unusual surge in public construction in October pushed total construction spending to its highest level since May 2009 despite a dip in both pri...

Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient

Rooms at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas were designed for universal patient care to allow for future flexibility of healthc

November 27, 2013 | CBRE Healthcare

Pediatric hospitals face many of the same concerns as their adult counterparts. Inpatient bed demand is declining, outpatient visits are soaring, a...

November 27, 2013 | BIG

The winning submission by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and A+ Architecture mixes urban pavement and parkland in a flowing, organic plan, like oil and...

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals reported that revenues had increased this year compa...

November 27, 2013 | Uponor North America

Uponor North America (Uponor) celebrated the fifth expansion to its 230,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Apple...

November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall systems, from a tapered metal wall installation in Okla...

The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high

The dance/rehearsal studio at Indiana Universitys IU Cinema, an example of high-performance reuse. The facility houses a THX-ce

November 27, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the environmental, economic, and market pressures affecting facility planning for universities and colleges...

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