The modus operandi was clear. Design a dumbbell-shaped 2 million-sq.-ft. mall in the Dallas suburb of Frisco that entices shoppers to both ends while blending with the high-tech appearance of the surrounding region....

August 11, 2010

New design and construction technologies are seldom used unless they can be economically justified. Private-sector building projects, in particular, have little room for technological innovation purely for the sake...

August 11, 2010

A confluence of psychographics (values and beliefs), demographics (age and income), and economics (price and value) is driving resort design, says Howard J. Wolff, SVP of hospitality specialist Wimberly Allison Tong...

August 11, 2010

Say good-bye to the simple wooden lectern and table. Today's college students (and the laptops they bring with them to class) are forcing classroom furniture designers to keep up with technology. The Society for...

August 11, 2010

Structural engineer Ron Klemencic got more than he asked for a few years back when he was called in by architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz on its One Rincon Hill condo project in San Francisco. Klemencic, co-founder of Seattle-...

August 11, 2010

Founded in 1969, the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University spent 35 years growing enrollment, building a notable library collection, and developing an innovative...

August 11, 2010

One of the more compelling arguments for charter schools is their theoretical ability to streamline decision making. Eliminate all those layers of bureaucratic fat that clog the arteries of most public school systems...

August 11, 2010

The information era has filled nearly every crack and crevice of office buildings with miles and miles of low-voltage communication cable, whether for phones, fax machines, IT networks, or high-speed Internet. As...

August 11, 2010

When the 1.6 million-sf office tower at 55 East Monroe Street in Chicago was completed in 1972, the 50-story skyscraper quickly gained a reputation as one of the city's premier business addresses. More than three...

August 11, 2010