Facebook opens Gehry-designed headquarters: ‘The largest open floor plan in the world,’ says Zuckerberg

One of its attractions is a nine-acre rooftop park, designed by CMG Landscape Architecture, which includes a half-mile looping walking path. More than 400 trees were planted on what Wired magazine calls “a garden-roofed fantasyland.” Photo courtesy Facebook 

Office Building Design | April 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Employees have started moving into Facebook’s new headquarters, a 435,555-sf building in Menlo Park, Calif., whose famed architect Frank Gehry describes as “unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective.”

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February 27, 2014 | WAC Lighting

Well-layered, warm ambient illumination is achieved with WAC Lighting’s new Slice and Dice LED flush mounts. These hi...

February 27, 2014 | Metal Construction Association

Two Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), one for Metal Composite Material Panels and one for  Roll Formed Steel...

February 27, 2014 | Bluebeam Software

The latest version of the company’s flagship solution better enables users in document-intensive industries to digita...

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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PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three
February 27, 2014 | PocketCake

The company's Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly is three times more powerful than the average high-perfor...

February 26, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR Senior Vice President Phil Tobey, FAIA, FACHA (and a long-time member of BD+C's Editorial Boar...

February 26, 2014 | Allegion

Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced its 2014 lin...

 
February 26, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops”...

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologica...

February 26, 2014 | PocketCake

Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectu...

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadiu...

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University
February 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

Hudson Spire
February 25, 2014 | MJM + A Architects

Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper....

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides practical guidance for building and sustaining an effective online pres...

February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation,...

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides an overview of the properties of color and light, along with practical...

February 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will take advantage of the region's prevailing breezes to cool the spaces. 

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons
February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years was made official on...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged by policies from lo...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Obama Administration wants to boost fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks for models made in 2019 and...

The building's owner says the structure's mechanical visor has never worked beca
February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Famed architect Santiago Calatrava must pay 2.9 million euros due to faulty design work on the Palacio de Congresos p...

The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a
February 21, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpie...

Photo: Structurlam
February 20, 2014 | Kris Spickler

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material....

February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The desk is built from plywood and one continuous sheet of resin, and can serve all 145 office employees at once. ...

February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Guinness World Records verifies the concrete pour as the largest ever

February 19, 2014 | AIA

After consecutive months of contracting demand for design services, AIA's Architecture Billings Index inched up nearl...

February 19, 2014 | Sefaira

Sefaira, the leader in software for high performance building design, today announced that its performance based desi...

February 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The robots build by observing thier environment and then obeying a set of traffic rules programmed by researchers....

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