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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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...

October 18, 2013 | Technical Glass ProductsEditor's note: This is sponsored content

In the 68-acre Dallas Arts District, the publicly funded Dallas City Performance Hall helps capture the artistic spirit of local drama, dance, musi...

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 18, 2013 | BillQuickEditor's note: This is sponsored content

When an already overbooked Johnson Pace Inc. took on more demanding clients with a slightly thinner staff, they knew they faced a challenge. So how...

A single-slope metal roof supports an efficient rainwater harvesting system. Twe

A single-slope metal roof supports an efficient rainwater harvesting system. Twelve galvanized steel cistern tanks gather water

October 18, 2013 | Star Building SystemsEditor's note: This is sponsored content

The Tucson Water Department decided to create a benchmark for intelligent water use and sustainability when it commissioned a satellite facility to...

October 18, 2013 | BD+C Editors

Smart building technology investments typically pay for themselves within one or two years by delivering energy savings and maintenance efficiencie...

October 18, 2013 | BD+C Editors

With countries not tackling climate change aggressively, cities are in the best position to drive increased sustainability.

October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Associated General Contractors of America and the HR Policy Association are reportedly considering taking legal action over the Labor Departmen...

October 16, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

Architects and fenestration experts are looking for windows and doors for their projects that emphasize speed to the project site, a fair price, re...

A yearlong renovation effort at Liberty Island involved inserting two staircases

A yearlong renovation effort at Liberty Island involved inserting two staircases and an elevator in the statues pedestal struct

October 16, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

While past renovation and restoration work on Liberty Island received more fanfare, the latest update arguably has had a greater impact on the thre...

The project restored the buildings courtrooms and public corridors to their ori

The project restored the buildings courtrooms and public corridors to their original, warm terra cotta hues. It also involved r

October 15, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Recognized as one of the most significant Art Deco courthouses in Texas, the Potter County Courthouse is modernized and restored to its 1930s aesth...

U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi

U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Vision U40 competition. Fifteen teams battled for $5

October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economic, technical, and cultural problems related to the...

October 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC leaders are battling for $5,000 in prizes today at BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco.

Gensler founder Arthur Gensler (right) talked with BD+C Editorial Director Rober

Gensler founder Arthur Gensler (right) talked with BD+C Editorial Director Robert Cassidy at the Under 40 Leadership Summit kick-off event on Wednesday, October 9

October 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The founder of Gensler advises dozens of up-and-coming AEC professionals at BD+C's Under 40 Leadership Summit in San Francisco.

October 10, 2013 | KLMK Group

The Kaufman Cancer Center, located on the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center campus in Bel Air, opened to patients on Monday, October 7, 2013.

October 10, 2013 | Panda Windows & Doors

Panda Windows & Doors LLC., the renowned Las-Vegas-based glass wall systems manufacturer, announces the debut of its new showroom in the Mid-We...

Located adjacent to a regional rail stop and near good roads, Ambler Boiler Hous

Located adjacent to a regional rail stop and near good roads, Ambler Boiler House spent years as an abandoned, dilapidated industrial building. It now offers 48,000 sf of office space in a LEED Platinum facility. Photo: Don Pearse

October 09, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The shell of a 19th-century industrial plant is converted into three levels of modern office space. 

October 09, 2013 | ASHRAE

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The luminous ceilings at the landmark Manufacturers Hanover Trust building in Ne

The luminous ceilings at the landmark Manufacturers Hanover Trust building in New York radiate once again, thanks to a two-year, multi-million-dollar restoration and conversion effort led by the structures original architect, SOM. The project converted the 59-year-old bank building into high-end retail space for a new owner. It required numerous structural upgrades to accommodate a new elevator and the relocation of the escalators. Photo: Eduard Hueber

October 09, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

More than 50 years after SOM completed the Manufacturers Hanover Trust building, the firm is asked to restore and modernize the space.

This photo depicts the athletic center project after construction. The $60 milli

This photo depicts the athletic center project after construction. The $60 million effort, funded by Loblaw Companies and Ryerson University, with help from the Canadian government, converted the landmark area into a mixed-use recreation center and retail and restaurant space.

October 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Using steel reinforcement and massive box trusses, a Building Team methodically inserts four new floors in the landmark arena while preserving and...

October 07, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

The Hallidie Building's glass-and-steel skin is generally recognized as the forerunner of today’s curtain wall facilities. 

The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention aw

The Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., won an honorable mention award for innovative metal detailing.

October 07, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The FDNY Fireboat Firehouse in New York and the Cirrus Logic Building in Austin, Texas, are among nine projects named winners of the 2013 Chairman’...

October 07, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Our roundup of glazing technologies includes blast-resistant, fire-rated, dynamic, and other specialty solutions.

October 07, 2013 | New Millennium Building Systems

This three-part course takes a building owner’s perspective on the range of cost and performance improvements that are possible when using a more d...

October 07, 2013 | AIA

The CORE House, Shotgun Remix, and Resilient House were named the winners of the Designing Recovery competition, which aims to create housing with...

October 07, 2013 |
Value Engineering decisions can often result in negative outcomes. Hear our true story to learn more about choosing the...
October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The One Central Park Tower development consists of two, 380-foot-tall towers covered in a series of living walls and vertical gardens that will ext...

October 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Regulations such as the E-Verify rule and the Affordable Care Act could hinder contractors from hiring additional workers, according to some Florid...

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