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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Akron Children's Hospital's Ambulatory Care Building and Critical Care Tower exp

Akron Children's Hospital's Ambulatory Care Building and Critical Care Tower expansion is among KLMK's current projects.

November 01, 2013 | CBRE Group

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The St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System is among government buildings to ach

The St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Health Care System is among government buildings to achieve Green Globes compliance designation.

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Green Globes, a LEED rival, was recently declared to be nearly equal with LEED standards by the General Services Administration.

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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October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Portland State University will construct a 40,000 sf green roof research site on the top of a new Walmart store in North Portland, Ore., and compar...

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The proposed new code will increase the mandatory installation of occupancy sensors and daylighting controls to many new types of spaces.

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

Green-building and accessibility are the major themes of the 2013 updates to California’s construction codes that are set to take effect Jan. 1....

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Editors

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the public comment period on its silica-dust exposure rule by 47 days.

October 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In an effort to reduce rent costs, real estate brokerage firm CBRE created its first completely "untethered" office in Los Angeles, where assigned...

Originally designed as faculty housing, the Usonian house will be part of the Sh

Originally designed as faculty housing, the Usonian house will be part of the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center, the fir

October 31, 2013 | Florida Southern College

The Lakeland, Fla., college adds to its collection of FLW buildings with the completion of the Usonian house, designed by the famed architect in 19...

October 30, 2013 | BD+C Editor

The winners of the 2013 Reconstruction Awards showcase the best work of distinguished Building Teams, encompassing historic preservation, adaptive...

October 30, 2013 | MBCI

This AIA/CES-approved presentation provides information regarding proper design to prevent possible infiltration from the roof system into the buil...

October 30, 2013 | Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has been selected by near unanimous jury decision as the winner of the new Culture and Art Center of Qingdao City competitio...

October 30, 2013 | VT Industries

VT is excited to showcase their collection of unique, high performance Architectural Wood Doors on the company’s newly enhanced “Doors by Project”...

October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you should enjoy this overview of the top BIM/VDC top...

October 29, 2013 | KPMG International

After prolonged econom...

A series of three double-level bridges spans the dry dock, serving both as an ur

A series of three double-level bridges spans the dry dock, serving both as an urban connection, as well as providing visitors wi

October 29, 2013 | BIG

BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has completed the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør. By marrying the crucial historic elements with an innovat...

October 28, 2013 | Uponor

Free service provides professionals in the PEX plumbing, fire sprinkler, and radiant heating and cooling industries access to Uponor Technical and...

October 28, 2013 | SimplexGrinnell

Agreement Provides 50,000 Public Entities with Simplified Access to Comprehensive Suite of Products and Services

October 25, 2013 | Hoffmann Architects

The Architect of the Capitol will undertake comprehensive restoration of the 150-year-old cast iron Dome, which has not undergone a complete restor...

The 260,000-sf 901 K Street building is among the green offices in Washington, D

The 260,000-sf 901 K Street building is among the green offices in Washington, D.C., to open in recent years.

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2011, about 33% of new office buildings in the U.S. were built to green standards, but in the nation’s capital that rate has skyrocketed.

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

Changes to LEED in LEED v4 are so dramatic that they will send ripples into other industries and shift expectations on sustainability reporting and...

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Supplement No. 2 to the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) standard Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Mo...

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

In California, there are still hundreds of concrete buildings that need reinforcement to bring them up to the new seismic code.

October 25, 2013 | BD+C Editor

The $3 billion Willets Points plan in New York City that will transform 23 acres into a mixed-use development has gained approval from the City Cou...

October 23, 2013 | AIA
The American Institute of Architects issued a statement on the SEC's recent 5-0 vote to propose rules aimed at letting startups tap large numbers...
Decorative plaster and painted ceilings once again display their original beauty

Decorative plaster and painted ceilings once again display their original beauty in the main sanctuary of Marble Collegiate Chur

October 23, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Helpern Architects, Structure Tone led the Building Team in a multi-phase project. 

October 23, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Norman Foster and Frank Gehry have been selected to design a retail section within the £8 billion redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in Londo...

October 23, 2013 | AIA

AIA's Architecture Billings Index was 54.3 in September, the highest level since February 2013 

October 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 75-story residential building, designed by SOM, features a dramatically rising helix shape for a distinctive addition to the city’s skyline. ...

Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow and Lead Facilitator for the U40 Vision Competition,

Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow and Lead Facilitator for the U40 Vision Competition, talks with some of the winning teams before thei

October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Fifteen teams competed last week in the first annual Vision U40 Competition at BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco. Here ar...

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