In the minds of many Americans, the civil rights movement died on April 4, 1968, when a shot rang out from a bathroom window in the rear of a run-down Memphis boarding house, killing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,...

August 11, 2010

It's one thing to build a new hospital on a nice, clean, unobstructed site. It's quite another to consolidate two healthcare facilities at one location, even adding a new structure atop one of the existing buildings...

August 11, 2010

The hope was that a complete restoration and modernization would bring life back to three neoclassic beauties that formerly served as Phoenix Union High School—but time had not treated them kindly. Built in 1911, one...

August 11, 2010



Opened in 1933, the observation deck at Rockefeller Center was designed to evoke...

August 11, 2010

Ever since an anthrax attack shut down the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2001, state public health laboratories have been gearing up for their new role as America's first line of defense against...

August 11, 2010

With the growth of the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, no longer is it viable to merely install recycled carpet and label a building "green," or...

August 11, 2010

Insulated concrete forms, developed in the mid-1960s as a method for forming more energy-efficient concrete foundation walls for the residential market, are gaining acceptance as a viable alternative to light-gauge steel...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

For all the praise green buildings receive these days, many of these projects fall woefully short of expectations when it comes to acoustical performance. Why?

In...

August 11, 2010

In Las Vegas, the late 1980s saw the advent of the high-end, themed mega-resort, such as the Mirage and Excalibur, accompanied by a move toward Disneyfication, with gaming operators seeking to turn Sin City into a...

August 11, 2010