Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex

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Office Building Design | January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200 sf of office space.

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Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons

November 21, 2014 | FMI

There are a number of reasons for optimism among respondents of FMI's quarterly Nonresidential Construction Index survey, including healthier backl...

November 21, 2014 | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

The architecture profession continues to grow along with a gradually recovering economy, based on the results of the 2014 Survey of Architectural R...

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Photo: Pfree2014 via Wikimedia Commons

November 21, 2014 | Lora Schwartz, Principal Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

Healthcare organizations are under extreme pressure to reduce costs, writes CBRE Healthcare's Lora Schwartz. Tools like Lean Led Design are helping...

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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November 20, 2014 | BQE Software

BQE Software Inc. announced today that it will provide two free licenses of ArchiOffice Online, a cloud-based office and project management softwar...

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Photo: Victor Grigas via Wikimedia Commons

November 20, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the past five years, making renewables more cost-competi...

November 20, 2014 | American Standard

Document Released to Raise Awareness, Share Work Being Done to Save Lives by Providing Safe Sanitation Facilities in Developing Countries

Photo credit: Andrew Worssam

Photo credit: Andrew Worssam

November 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The fluid brickwork of the new Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, is comprised of 320,000 pieces made by hand....

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Photo: Rob Aylward/U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

November 19, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The construction industry, whose workforce was decimated during the last recession, is slowly getting back on its feet. However, in certain markets...

Renderings courtesy Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup, Squint/Opera

Renderings courtesy Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup, Squint/Opera

November 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The surfing pool would offer 98-foot-wide waves that would run the length of the 500-foot-long enclave.

November 19, 2014 | U.S. Census Bureau

About 4.2 million households, or 3% of all households, contained both grandchildren under 18 and their grandparents in 2012. More than 60% of these...

UC Boulder, Coors Event Center  290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions

UC Boulder, Coors Event Center 290.44 kW. Photo: Panasonic Eco Solutions

November 19, 2014 | Panasonic Eco Solutions Sponsored Content

A historically progressive campus known as a leader in climate and energy research, the University of Colorado Boulder is always looking for new wa...

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Photo: Dave_7 via Wikimedia Commons

November 19, 2014 | AIA

Headed by the continued strength in the multifamily residential market and the emerging growth for institutional projects, demand for design servic...

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to

An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to provide clients with insights into where the bu

November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the risk climate of municipalities across the U.S.

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, and more than 150 million annually after project c...

November 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Backed by billionaire Barry Diller, the $170 million "floating park" is planned for the Hudson River, and will contain wooded areas and three perfo...

November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a way for 3D printed metals to be produced with an un...

Photo: AAMA

Photo: AAMA

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and building owners for specifying types of systems and servi...

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the

525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the Patriots Place Complex adjacent to the Gillette

November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a document that examines the roofing-related provisions...

One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate pan

One of the largest PV installations in the country, thin-film solar laminate panels on the roof of South Carolinas 1.2-million-

November 17, 2014 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last as long as possible, and how to properly retrofit o...

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs

Vermonts state-of-the-art public safety facility includes unique biosafety labs that rely on complicated mechanical systems to

November 17, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The laboratory will be used to perform a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and radiological threats to the heal...

November 17, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The triangular shape of the 44-story tower ensures that all bays receive southern light and views of the Yellow Sea.

November 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The winning scheme by Seoul-based Designcamp Moonpark features a dramatic folded facade that takes visual cues from the landscape.

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill utilized voids n

November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy use and increase in occupant comfort. Engineers from...

Water infiltration testing of an installed window prior to installation of adjac

Water infiltration testing of an installed window prior to installation of adjacent cladding. Testing building enclosure systems

November 17, 2014 | Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger's Emily Hopps and Peter Babaian offer strategies to help Building Teams sort through the various building enclosure co...

November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago, Charlotte, Nashville, and San Diego. FreemanWhit...

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Photo: Leeotong via Wikimedia Commons

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is today focused on making new construction in China more energy efficient by working with leaders to u...

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the

San Francisco, photographed northwards from the Coit Tower with Alcatraz in the background. Photo: Even Thorbergsen via Wikimedi

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

California’s comprehensive new water use plan makes conservation a priority, reinforcing a 2009 plan to reduce statewide per capita water consumpti...

Map: U.S. Army

Map: U.S. Army

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planners are prepared to expand the nine-part demonstrati...

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high ceilings to optimize overhead storage space, extr

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habits and preferences of today's students, and how tho...

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