Describing the efforts of architects, contractor, and owners to bring the new home of Houston's Texas Heart Institute (THI) to life prompts any number of medical metaphors: the grafting required to...

August 11, 2010

With the continued advancement of glass curtain wall technology, the popularity of these systems has skyrocketed to an all-time high.

Punched-window buildings have...

August 11, 2010

The Californian, a 23-story, $200 million condominium tower that opened last September in Los Angeles, is located in the heart of a seismic zone. Yet with 327,034 sf of residential space, its luxury units (ranging in...

August 11, 2010
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August 11, 2010

Action movies can be shameless about motivating their heroes. Often, the vengeful and breathless lead will turn to the camera and coolly announce, "OK, now it's personal."

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August 11, 2010

When tasked with transforming an early 1920s Italian Renaissance bank building into a fully functional library for the Rhode Island School of Design, the Building Team for RISD's Fleet Library found itself at odds...

August 11, 2010

Last year, we noted that business was good for the great majority of firms in Building Design & Construction's Giants 300. Happily, we can report that the AEC industry outlook should remain positive through the...

August 11, 2010

While Boston Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years between World Series Championships, they at least had Fenway Park all to themselves for every game. But the Celtics and Bruins, legendary Beantown franchises with...

August 11, 2010

Joel Garreau's widely read 1991 book Edge Cities described a phenomenon that has had a profound impact on U.S. development — the advent of fast-growing areas adjacent to major cities. The following stories describe...

August 11, 2010