5 ingredients of successful mall design

Westfield Galleria at Roseville, near Sacramento, Calif., features an expanded indoor/outdoor promenade that became a centerpiece of a multimillion renovation led by architect Gensler and Westfield Design. That renovation increased the mall’s annual traffic by 46% and created a “brand” that more shoppers could relate to and want to frequent. Photo: Gensler/Sherman Takata

Retail Centers | May 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Entertainment, dining, and leisure components, plus the latest technology, are now crucial to making these centers a regular part of customers’ lives.   

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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...

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 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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May 08, 2014 | Banagher Precast Concrete UK

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

 

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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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...

Screen shot from "Beyond: Memoirs In A Time Lapse," by Beno Saradzic
May 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Seven-minute video offers a time-lapse trip through the built environments of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The Triple Five Group has now signed an agreement with the Bergen County Buildin
May 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a decade of false starts and mishaps, the American Dream mall in the Meadowlands may finally get built.

Photo credit: Melissa Lukenbaugh Photography, courtesy of KSQ Architects
May 06, 2014 | KSQ Architects 

Creating a dining experience for the modern millennial requires not only a deep knowledge of good design, but also an...

May 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Some of the apartments in the new River City development will protrude from the building at different lengths, crea...
Federal Center South Building 1202, Seattle, Wash. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider,
May 05, 2014 | U.S. General Services Administration

Seattle's Federal Center South Building 1202 and the U.S. Courthouse in Austin are among the 2014 GSA Design Award wi...

May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Introduced in August 2013, the proposal would lower allowable levels of crystalline silica in all workplaces, standar...

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May 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

California’s recent revisions to Title 24 contain ambitious performance goals: all residential buildings must be Zero...

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May 03, 2014 | Curtis Skolnick and Charles Black, CBRE Healthcare

Money continues to be scarce, yet U.S. health systems need to invest and re-invest in their physical future. Healthca...

Fire-rated glass floor system study area. Photo: courtesy TGP
May 03, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

In implementing Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill design, Flad Architects faced the challeng...

May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction giant will pay a $55 million forfeiture after pleading guilty to a charge of arranging inflated subcontr...

The Tree, on Bergen, Norway's, waterfront, will consist of wood structural modul
May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A 14-story luxury apartment block in central Bergen, Norway, will be the world's tallest timber-framed multifamily pr...

Vegetables, hops and herbs will be grown on the outside of the building, then ha
May 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

France has presented its design for Expo Milano 2015 in Milan—its representative building will be covered in gardens...

May 02, 2014 | USGBC

The list of the top 10 countries for LEED reflects the global adaptability of the world’s most widely used and recogn...

This 20-foot fixture, billed as the world's largest outdoor chandelier, is the c
May 02, 2014 | BD+C staff

Streetscape project includes monumental gateway portals, LED signage, and a new plaza, fire pit, sidewalk café, and a...

The new University Student Union at California State University San Marcos featu
May 01, 2014 | PCL Construction

The new 89,000-sf University Student Union at CSUSM features a massive, open-air amphitheater, student activity cente...

The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,
May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the 2014 AIA TAP BIM Aw...

May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Clei Ecooking kitchen, recently rolled out at Milan's Salone de Mobile furnitur...

The Hive-Inn was designed as an entry in the 2014 Radical Innovation Awards comp
April 30, 2014 | Lynne Fort, Associate Digital Editor

Hong Kong-based OVA envisions a shipping-container hotel, where rooms could be removed at will and designed by advert...

The GSA Regional Office and Cotton Annex in Southwest Washington, D.C., is being
April 30, 2014 | GSA

The GSA has issued an RFQ seeking developers who can provide construction and development services in exchange for th...

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April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Army would see the sharpest cuts on a percentage basis, with a $578 million, or 52% reduction in FY 2015.

The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design
April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD architects as a mode...

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