Harwood K. Smith would be proud of the tiny architecture practice he founded 70 years ago, in Dallas. In the intervening years, HKS, Inc., has grown into the third-largest A/E firm in the U.S. (BD+C Giants 2008) and...

August 11, 2010

For nearly 90 years, the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, N.J., has stood as a somber reminder that if you break the law, justice will be served.

From the nine...

August 11, 2010

The construction materials price index for nonresidential buildings fell 0.6% in March extending the decline since the September peak to 12.8%. Materials prices are back to the January 2008 level before the 14% jump...

August 11, 2010

Douglas Ducate laughs when he recalls how simple the convention center industry used to be, when all cities had to do was throw up a "box with some docks" to become a viable destination.

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August 11, 2010

"Integration" is the key to the new Regenstein Center for African Apes in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. "Usually when a zoo building is designed, architects look at the animals' needs or the visitors' needs but they...

August 11, 2010

Seemingly worlds apart in inspiration and execution, the two Grand Award winners in the fourth annual "Building Team" awards program are actually linked, say esteemed members of our jury (below). Both projects are...

August 11, 2010

When a company's business is insuring the financial futures of individuals and companies around the world, it knows the benefits of planning ahead. That's why when St. Paul, Minn.-based Minnesota Life needed to...

August 11, 2010

Can the design of a hospital or healthcare facility actually help patients heal better?

The idea may seem preposterous, yet hospitals around the...

August 11, 2010

In the early 19th century, the solitary confinement doctrine embodied by Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary attracted the interest of criminologists around the world. An estimated 300 prisons based on Eastern...

August 11, 2010