The General Services Administration's great architectural awakening came 10 years ago, with the implementation of its Design Excellence Program. In recent years, sustainable design has become a primary component of...

August 11, 2010

SmithGroup has a rightful claim to the title of the country's oldest architecture/engineering firm. Sheldon Smith founded the firm in Ohio in 1853 and moved to the emerging town of Detroit, Mich., in 1855. Upon his...

August 11, 2010

By almost any measure, the design and construction of Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., must be judged a remarkable achievement. Despite its almost gargantuan physical properties — a total of 342,000 sf, with...

August 11, 2010

As Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Administration, Edward A. Feiner, FAIA, oversees an inventory of more than 350 million sf of Federal space for courthouses, office buildings, national laboratories,...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

With 3,700 legal advisers in 28 offices in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, Clifford Chance holds the distinction of being the world's largest law firm. For its one-million-sf Canary Wharf...

August 11, 2010

Earlier this year, New Millennium Building Systems surveyed architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and developers to determine which issues were top-of-mind going into 2008. To drill deeper into the...

August 11, 2010

When Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) regulating water-flow rates for plumbing fixtures, engineers and building teams were left to determine how to meet the new water-conservation codes while avoiding such...

August 11, 2010


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Windows are among the most...

August 11, 2010

Spiraling energy costs, energy conservation efforts and the beneficial effects of daylight exposure on worker productivity have spurred development of technology that enables natural light to be brought into areas of...

August 11, 2010