Chance encounters and the ‘action’ office: Do collisions spark innovation?

Google is among a handful of tech giants to unveil plans for “action” offices. Rendering courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick

Office Building Design | March 29, 2015 | David Barista

Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Tencent have all unveiled plans for “action” offices designed to get their people moving, interacting, huddling, collaborating—all in the name of innovation.

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The 65,000-sf boarding area houses 10 gates for United Airlines. Photos courtesy
February 06, 2014 | Gensler

The new terminal features a yoga room, award-winning arts program, and an interactive play area for kids.

February 06, 2014 | Bluebeam

This week, Bluebeam® Software, leading developer of PDF-based markup, measurement and collaboration solutions for des...

February 06, 2014 | Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

The space, backed by The Elijah Interfaith Institute, is meant to "bring about world-changing peace and harmony."

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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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February 05, 2014 | Morrissey Goodale

In 2013, consultant Morrissey Goodale observed 168 sales of U.S.-based...

February 05, 2014 | ABM

The award is given annually to a business media editor with a proven career record of product quality and high journa...

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requirements, has opened...

 
The centerpiece of the school is the 11-story Lakeside building, which was built
February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Formerly occupied by IBM, the 11-story Lakeside building is the new home for North Atlanta High School.

February 05, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

Entries open on February 10 for the Brick Industry Association's (BIA) ...

February 05, 2014 | Modular Building Institute

More than 600 developers, contractors, architects, builders, dealers and equipment/service suppliers are expected at...

February 05, 2014 | Hill International

Hill International the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that the company's Board of Direc...

February 05, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries announced that it has created a new library of  building information and modeling (BIM) files, and tha...

February 05, 2014 | CENTRIA

The Versacor Elite Coating System is a premium metal coating system that provides the highest level of protection in...

February 04, 2014 | International Living Future Institute

The Bechtel Environmental Classroom utilizes solar power, composting toilets, and an energy recovery system, among ot...

February 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New...

February 03, 2014 | Hines

The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other...

February 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
The conclusion of "Inside" Valspar illustrates how the company leverages three key values - speed, consistency...
February 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
This episode of "Inside" Valspar focuses on the teamwork required - from the chemistry lab all the way down to...
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEG...

sorg architects, d.c., churches, sorg
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sorg Architects unveiled a design scheme for 40 condos in a six-story building, which will wrap around an existing hi...

January 31, 2014 | NAIOP

new report released today by the NAIOP Research Foundatio...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined documentation and proc...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This McDonald's, which is combined with a fuel station and recreation areas, was awarded the Best Commercial Building...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures, which are used in...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a proposal that would r...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool, and this has pushed...

Photo: conergy.us
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking a...

nbbj, computational design
January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While no one can make that...

Kansas City is among the metros participating in the new City Energy Project, an
January 30, 2014 | City Energy Project / NRDC

Organizers say combined initiative could cut as much climate-change pollution as generated by 1 million cars every ye...

January 30, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the entrance and main sta...

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