Designing and building structures that minimize greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste, air and water pollution, and other environmental impacts will soon be as easy as a click of a button, thanks to a new life cycle...

August 11, 2010

The national office vacancy rate increased two points last year to 16.8% by the end of 2008, according to Property & Portfolio Research. Office rental rates fell 2% last year, and office building asset values tumbled by at...

August 11, 2010

Firm announcements

First he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive-game streak, now long-time baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. will test his hand at designing professional ballparks. Ripken has...

August 11, 2010

Green Armitage is a new market-rate residential project with first floor commercial space and eight, 1,200- to 1,300-sf residential units. Project developer The Sanders Company is stressing energy efficiency in the...

August 11, 2010

A 16-page brochure offers information about sustainable design and environmentally sound flooring practices for hardwood flooring to vinyl composition tile.

Armstrong World...

August 11, 2010

Foster and Partners of London, in collaboration with Vancouver, B.C., architect Walter Francl, has designed Jameson House, a 37-story curvilinear mixed-use tower with 77,000 sf of commercial space and 131 housing...

August 11, 2010

Packed with everything from a bowling alley to a pub to an art gallery, the University of Wisconsin, Madison's $82 million replacement South Campus Union will aim to please the school's diverse student base....

August 11, 2010

Construction has started on Portland Place, a $22 million, six-story condominium project in downtown Phoenix. The post-tension concrete structure will be clad with standing-seam metal, glass, plaster, and masonry....

August 11, 2010

In renovating its landmark Exchange Street Parking Garage, the University of Akron (Ohio) wanted a design that reflected the campus's "new look." Architect Braun & Steidl designed four translucent towers to add a vertical...

August 11, 2010