Located on a promontory on Staten Island overlooking New York Harbor, 102-year-old Curtis High School stands strong after a $25 million façade restoration effort.

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August 11, 2010

Eat your heart out, James Bond!

With a design that the fictional spy might have expected from Ian Fleming's ever-inventive character "Q," the new $617 million, ring-...

August 11, 2010

Transparent glazing is a shared feature of the curtain walls of the Halo Industries building in Niles, Ill., and the 23-story LVMH Building in New York City.

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August 11, 2010

Most heartening to advocates of sustainable construction are those projects for which commercial viability is the top project criterion. When green design emerges organically in design development — rather than as...

August 11, 2010

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre rises like three crashing waves cresting above Interstate 75 in northwest Atlanta. The $145 million center is the new home of the Atlanta Opera and a symbol of the growth and...

August 11, 2010

When it comes to implementing high-efficiency lighting systems, such as LEDs and T5/T8 fluorescents, first cost and pushback from clients are viewed as the most significant barriers to adoption, according to a...

August 11, 2010

As its name implies, The Gate is the symbolic entryway to a rapidly developing, 100-acre financial district in Dubai, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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August 11, 2010

Six years ago, Kevin Kampschroer, director of research and expert services in the General Services Administration's Office of Applied Research, came up with one of those ideas that people in his profession get paid...

August 11, 2010

Recent reports show surprisingly bright signs that the economy is picking up steam much more rapidly than many expected it would only a few short weeks ago. Construction numbers for September were very strong and...

August 11, 2010

When chemical manufacturer Stepan decided it was time to replace the 24,000-sf roof of the "M" Building at its Elwood, Ill., facility, the A/E firm chosen for the job, Ambitech Engineering, quickly learned how...

August 11, 2010