NCARB survey indicates continued growth of U.S. architects

Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.

Architects | May 20, 2016 | NCARB

The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year.

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CBRE: Workplace wellness on the rise

Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)

Office Building Design | March 09, 2016 | Craig Beam, CBRE Healthcare

As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluating options to improv...

Seismic Design Working Group calls for participation in peer review process

Seattle. Photo: sama093/Creative Commons.

High-rise Construction | March 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Research at an advanced stage.

Yotel, New York City. Photo: JasonParis, flickr creative commons

Hotel Facilities | March 09, 2016 | Rob Cassidy | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Hotels are going for a new minimalist look to attract younger guests, but some older business travelers don't like th...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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Warehouses | March 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

As online shopping becomes more popular, many retailers are rushing to build big box warehouses to store and ship ite...

Weston Williamson designs vertical neighborhood with ‘kissing towers’ in Hong Kong

Image: WestonWilliamson+Partners, via Dezeen. (Click here to enlarge)

High-rise Construction | March 08, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The towers will connect between the 21st and 25th floors. The entire complex will sit above a high-speed rail line....

New Toronto office is Thornton Tomasetti's first in Canada

Construction of Edmonton's Rogers Place in the summer of 2015. Thornton Tomasetti is the building's structural engineer. Photo: WpgJets4Life/Wikimedia Commons.

Engineers | March 08, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The global engineering firm already has a history of working with Canadian architects and developers.

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Cultural Facilities | March 08, 2016 | Sasaki Ideas | Gina Ford, ASLA

What would it look like if achieving universal accessibility was an inspiring point of departure for a project's desi...

WiredScore offers developers competitive advantage in marketing

Construction on the 150 N. Riverside building in Chicago. Photo: Hyperion924/Wikimedia Commons.

AEC Tech | March 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designates best-in-class Internet connectivity.

 

Rendering courtesy Luxigon

Hotel Facilities | March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

Experts pessimistic on Chicago’s $650 million McCormick Place expansion

The new DePaul Arena at McCormick Place Event Center. Courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Events Facilities | March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Developers and city officials envision $250 million of annual growth, but the figure assumes that a new arena will lu...

Can "active" building designs make people healthier?

The staircase at the GS&P-designed Methodist Olive Branch Hospital helps promote an active lifestyle. Renderings courtesy GS&P

Healthcare Facilities | March 07, 2016 | GS&P Dialogue | Terrance Perdue, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The new high-performance Kaiser Permanente facility in Anne Arundel County, Md., uses the built environment to improv...

Russian architect Vasily Klyukin unveils design for Asian Cobra Tower

Renderings courtesy Vasily Klyukin (click here for larger view).

High-rise Construction | March 07, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The skyscraper, which can change colors and would house a nightclub in its "mouth," is the latest idea from an unconv...

Multi-family developers face steep costs for violating Fair Housing Act

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Multifamily Housing | March 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Designers without previous multifamily experience could overlook key provisions.

Fire-Rated Products | March 07, 2016 | SaftiFirst

SaftiFirst’s custom curtain wall complied with all the seismic requirements while still blending in seamlessly with b...

Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office

Market Data | March 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces. 

The interior of the Oculus structure of the World Trade Venter Transportation Hub is pictured during a media tour of the site in Manhattan, New York City, March 1, 2016. Reuters/ Mike Segar

Transportation & Parking Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

Designed to look like a dove being released from a child's hands, the Oculus structure, the hub's focal point, is a s...

Building a home where Alzheimer’s patients can thrive

Abe’s Garden was designed to feel as home-like as possible, with three family-sized households themed around arts and lifelong learning; connecting to nature; and music and movement. Photo: Skanska (larger image here).

Healthcare Facilities | March 04, 2016 | Constructive Thinking Blog | Jeff Elpers

Skanska recently completed Abe’s Garden in Nashville, Tenn., a memory care community designed to improve the lives of...

U.S. Supreme Court lets San Jose affordable housing law stand

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Codes and Standards | March 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Law attempts to alleviate Silicon Valley’s high housing costs.

 

HOK’s Hertsmere House will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower

Renderings courtesy HOK/Greenland Group

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Recently approved for development, the 67-story building will have more than 900 units.

Image courtesy OUE Skyspace LA

High-rise Construction | March 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The glass slide, part of a $50 million renovation project, will stretch 45 feet along the exterior of the building....

How museums engage visitors in a digital age

Museums such as the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum are exploring new ways to engage with audiences by investing in technologies to make the experience more interactive. Photo courtesy Gensler

Museums | March 03, 2016 | GenslerOn | Marina Bianchi

Digital technologies are opening up new dimensions of the museum experience and turning passive audiences into active...

Scott P. Evans Architect & Associates P.C. designed the modern Carbon County Courthouse & Administration Building using ARRIS.tile Renaissance® Units.

Insulation | March 02, 2016 | Arriscraft

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BIM and Information Technology | March 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The most detailed model ever for a city this size will help Boston meet its long-term energy use goals.

Spiral forms dominate SWA’s planned mixed-use complex in China

The Performing Arts and Entertainment Center in Chengdu, China. Renderings courtesy SWA

Mixed-Use | March 02, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 1 million-sm development is expected to serve as a destination for Chengdu, Southwest China’s largest city.

HDR's redesigns Twin Cities' studio to have coffee shop vibe

Images courtesy HDR

Office Building Design | March 02, 2016 | HDR BLiNK | Mike Rodriguez

With open spaces, huddle rooms, and a design lab, the firm's new digs are drastically different than the old studio,...

WELL standard offers multiple benefits for owners, says real estate executive

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Codes and Standards | March 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Could be a recruiting tool for occupant companies.

 

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Office Building Design | March 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, instead, created somet...

ABC: Nonresidential spending regains momentum in January

Construction of the SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell in Miami in February, 2016. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons

Market Data | March 01, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 2.5% on a monthly basis and 12.3% on a yearly basis, totaling $701.9 bi...

The 5 most questionable college and university rankings of 2015

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., claimed the number one spot The World University Rankings. Photo: Todd Van Hoosear/Creative Commons

University Buildings | March 01, 2016 | SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog | David Lantz

SmithGroupJJR's David Lantz identifies five of the most flawed higher education rating systems, including ones with a...

Buckling restrained braced frame debuts in the Northeast at Bronx health center

Rendering and photos courtesy STV

Building Tech | March 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Faced with building a mid-rise structure on a site with poor soil conditions, a structural engineering team turns to...

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