A respectful marriage of old and new elements earned a Merit Award in BD&C's 21st Annual Reconstruction & Renovation Awards for a pair of buildings that constitute the first...

August 11, 2010

More than a quarter century ago, the American Institute of Architects called for a single national building code. The benefits were obvious — major developers, designers and contractors would not have to constantly...

August 11, 2010

Jeanne Gang, principal of Studio/Gang/Architects in Chicago, began planning the design of Aqua, her first high-rise project, by examining the way tall buildings relate to their surroundings. Gang's 822-foot, 2.2-million-sf...

August 11, 2010

It was a typical winter day in south central Alaska. Temperatures reached a blustery low of minus 40 degrees F. Wind gusts topped out at 60 mph. And the natives hadn't seen daylight for more than 20 hours....

August 11, 2010

Improper use of vapor barriers is one of the leading causes of moisture-related issues in buildings today.

Vapor barriers, or vapor retarders, are designed to...

August 11, 2010

What happens when you group 600 biologists, clinicians, engineers, chemists, physicists, and computer scientists from nearly two dozen university departments into a giant open lab?

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August 11, 2010

There is a tide in the design and construction of hospitals, which, taken at the flood, could lead to significantly better medical outcomes for thousands of patients. At the same time, this movement...

August 11, 2010

The 107-year-old Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest diversified communications companies, quite literally is returning to its roots as it constructs a new headquarters in Manhattan. The unconventional 856...

August 11, 2010

Silicon Valley has changed the rules, if not the economics, of the workplace: irregular schedules, long hours, air-hockey tables, espresso 24/7 and casual everydays. It is a work environment derived from a...

August 11, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council, which is holding its fifth Greenbuild this month in Denver, is prospering—6,925 member companies enrolled, dozens of highly motivated chapters throughout the country, 4,213 projects...

August 11, 2010