"Audacious curves." "Cool coatings." "Vibrant colors."

These are not phrases typically attributed to metal roofs. But they represent a new look to an industry that is...

August 11, 2010

The first baby boomers entering retirement this year mark the start of an inevitably skyrocketing demand for "active" senior communities. Developers — many of whom have slowed expansion of existing communities...

August 11, 2010

In 1885, the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pa., and its associated courthouse were crowning glories of architect Henry Hobson Richardson's career, which spawned the Richardsonian Romanesque school of...

August 11, 2010

A dramatic theater addition in Hartford, Conn., and an innovative new aquarium and wildlife museum in Springfield, Mo. — although different in many respects, share a common trait — their design and construction...

August 11, 2010

Two thousand six has been a banner year for publicizing the threat of global warming and other issues near and dear to those in the green building movement. It started in January at the Sundance Film Festival with...

August 11, 2010

In the multifamily housing business, the key to success is delivering what homebuyers want as fast and as cheaply as possible. While this simple equation can fatten the pocketbooks of owners and...

August 11, 2010

Riding a new wave of necessity, educational construction is trying to keep pace with rapidly rising enrollments throughout the country. But rather than simply constructing K-12 schools as quickly and inexpensively as...

August 11, 2010

Picture yourself a student at the newly renovated and expanded Deer Path Middle School in Lake Forest, Ill.: First thing in the morning, your music teacher ushers you down the hall into the school theater. You walk...

August 11, 2010

1450 Bricknell Office Tower

35 stories, 580,000 sf

$240 million

Rilea Group (D);...

August 11, 2010