Laboratories are the third-most energy-intensive building type. A single fume hood can consume as much energy as three single-family homes. But different types of labs can exhibit wide variations in energy needs,...

August 11, 2010

What's old is new again. Building Design & Construction's 18th Annual Reconstruction Project Awards provide further evidence of the growing trend to extend the life of significant historic landmarks. A...

August 11, 2010

Few people would have taken a look at a century-old cigar box factory with crumbling masonry and rotted wood beams and envisioned stylish loft condos, but Miles Development Partners did just that. And they made that...

August 11, 2010

Designers of an 11-story Seattle office building received an apparently contradictory message when they first discussed the project's requirements with owner Vulcan Inc. The client wanted a "progressive, innovative,...

August 11, 2010



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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