Through a unique partnership between a public media organization and a performing arts...

August 11, 2010

Fewer libraries were constructed last year than in any year since 1985. But while the total number, 226 — 195 public and 31 academic — was down, a number of prominent and astoundingly eye-catching libraries appeared...

August 11, 2010

Since its founding in 1945 by John D. and Will A. Cannon, Cannon Design (originally known as Cannon Corporation) has evolved into a leading architecture and engineering firm in the areas of healthcare (which accounts...

August 11, 2010

Today's buildings are more transparent than ever. Advancements in glazing technology have allowed designers to open up both interior and exterior walls. Offices and hotels, for instance, are being designed with grand...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

Think about this: If you were asked to identify the one building type that needed the highest-quality indoor air, the lowest levels of toxic off-gassing, the greatest access to daylighting and outdoor views for...

August 11, 2010

U.S. corporations often underestimate the importance workplace design and layout has on their employees, and as a result productivity—and profits—suffer, according to the U.S. Workplace Survey, commissioned by...

August 11, 2010

More than 77 million passengers traveled through Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in 2006, according to the Airports Council International, which once again ranked the airport as the second busiest in the...

August 11, 2010

Slow to catch on in the 1990s, water-free urinals are finally making their way into the mainstream building market. An estimated 50,000 units are installed in U.S. buildings, and the number of manufacturers has more...

August 11, 2010

Window film has become one of the most cost-effective methods for cutting energy usage in existing buildings, especially in warm, sunny climates like Florida, California, and Arizona. By blocking large amounts of the...

August 11, 2010