• New York-based architect Perkins Eastman has opened an office in Boston to accommodate increased business in the New England region. The new office will be headed by principal John R.A....

August 11, 2010

Cast a thin brick façade into precast or tilt-up concrete panels by simply snapping plastic holders together on the panel surface, pouring concrete over the brick assembly and stripping the snaps from the face once the concrete...

August 11, 2010

Thick polypropylene panels are molded with scallop or shingle shapes to lend old-world profiles to new-world projects requiring the appearance of wood siding. To enhance the illusion, a woodgrain pattern is added to the...

August 11, 2010

California voters approved a proposition to make it easier for government agencies to give private firms a bigger share of their engineering and design work. In 1997, the California Supreme Court interpreted the state's civil...

August 11, 2010

The University of Chicago started work on its 330,760-sf, 10-story Center for Biomedical Discovery. Designed by a team from the Los Angeles office of the Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, the $162.5 million center...

August 11, 2010

Recognizing that the rehabilitation of existing structures represents approximately half of all U.S. building construction activity, comprehensive codes that deal specifically with this type of project are evolving...

August 11, 2010

Groundbreaking is set for later this month on the new Houston headquarters for the Asia Society Texas Center. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the two-story, 38,000-sf will be located in the city's museum district and...

August 11, 2010

An estimated 7.1 million Americans were employed by the construction industry during June 2001 — 3.3 percent more than at the same time last year. Although the total number of jobs in the nation's construction sector...

August 11, 2010

Already one of the more progressive municipalities in the United States in terms of its support of sustainable design, the Seattle City Council is directing its buildings department to look for ways to further its commitment to...

August 11, 2010

The Milwaukee Public Museum has gone to great lengths to protect its vast collection of butterflies from the harsh Wisconsin climate. Part of a 14,500-sq.-ft., $6.5 million addition to the museum, the new Puelicher...

August 11, 2010