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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Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects

Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects

November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The education center will be set in a landscape that includes small ponds and plantings intended to mimic an assortment of marine ecologies and cre...

Renderings courtesy Hines

Renderings courtesy Hines

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop that will respect the neighborhood’s h...

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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Photo: Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons

November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Demountable structural steel assemblies would be a greener way to make use of steel in the construction industry than recycling.

The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, tw

The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, two of which are two stories, which extend like fi

November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting features enhanced security measures—some...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The century-old power plant will be converted into a recreation facility with a coffee shop, lounges, club rooms, a conference center, lecture hall...

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

WSP is expanding its national presence by acquiring ccrd, a national MEP engineering and commissioning firm.

Thornton Tomasettis computational modeling and R&D incubator, CORE Studio, has

Thornton Tomasettis computational modeling and R&D incubator, CORE Studio, has developed numerous digital tools since its found

November 05, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Without a common language linking BIM/VDC software platforms, firms seek out interoperability solutions to assist with the data transfer between de...

Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent corresponding via email or conference call, accord...

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons

November 05, 2014 | ACEC

According to the latest ACEC Engineering Business Index, which charts the health of the engineering industry, U.S. engineering firm CEOs reported h...

November 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary designs for the $300 million George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have been unveiled, and it looks like a futuristic, curvy pyramid....

Two separate metal gym buildings accommodate a total of four full-size basketbal

Two separate metal gym buildings accommodate a total of four full-size basketball courts or six volleyball courts. The structure

November 05, 2014 | Star Building Systems Sponsored Content

The Fieldhouse Sportscenter in Springfield, Mo., serves as a community center for basketball and volleyball leagues and tournaments. 

Photo: SOHO China
November 04, 2014 | SOHO China

Sky SOHO is the third in a trilogy of SOHO China developments designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

November 04, 2014 | Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers

The park will feature a 160-foot-long pavilion that will serve as an anchor for the development and frame views of the lake and the lush gardens th...

November 04, 2014 | HOK

Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park provides facilities to support innovative research and industrial prototyping. HOK designed...

Illustration: KONE

Illustration: KONE

November 04, 2014 | KONE

The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction progresses, speeding construction of tall towers. ...

November 03, 2014 | AISC

These prestigious awards recognize outstanding achievement in engineering and architecture on structural steel projects across the country. 

Iber Camargo Foundation. Photo: Ricardo Rmx via Wikimedia Commons
November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron's iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., is one of two winners of the $50,000 architectural prize....

Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture

November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The solar canopy will shade green rooftop terraces and sky villas atop the nine-story structure.

November 03, 2014 | ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has signed on as a platinum sponsor of Safe and Sound, an organization founded by families...

The Pacific Northwest College of Arts new home base, renovated from an space th

The Pacific Northwest College of Arts new home base, renovated from an space that once was a post office, includes a new mezzan

November 03, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About seven years ago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, the oldest art college in Portland, was evaluating its master plan with an eye towards...

November 03, 2014 | AISC

Chia-Ming Uang, Ph.D., professor of structural engineering at the University of California, San Diego is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious T.R....

November 03, 2014 | Hill International

Hill International announced that the company has been recognized with two national Project Achievement Awards by the Construction Management Assoc...

Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons

November 02, 2014 | David Gibney, LEED AP, M+W Group

M+W Group's David Gibney offers his top lessons learned from coordinating dozens of large LEED projects during the past 13 years.

Dubai, High Rise, World's Tallest, Tower
October 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a new project containing two towers that will top the charts in height, making them the world’s tallest tow...

Rendering courtesy Dallas Cowboys and Gensler

Rendering courtesy Dallas Cowboys and Gensler

October 31, 2014 | Dallas Cowboys

The Omni property will be one of the only full-service upscale hotels in the area, and serve as a cornerstone of the mixed-use development, which w...

October 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction on the 87,000-square-foot building will begin in March 2015, and is set to open for the fall 2016 school year. The property is fenced...

Photo: www.wallties.com via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: www.wallties.com via Wikimedia Commons

October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The reorganized document is organized from an engineer’s perspective. The requirements flow more intuitively and have fewer cross-references for im...

Photo:  BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: BrokenSphere/Wikimedia Commons

October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, s...

October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which features increased rigor and mult...

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