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

If Charles C. Hook were alive today, he'd be beaming like a proud parent about what has become of the tiny North Carolina architecture practice he founded 114 years ago.

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August 11, 2010

The quest for open, integrated building systems has occupied the collective consciousness of the design and construction world for some time now. Leading the charge have been bold owners and designers, private...

August 11, 2010

Built in 1963, the 32,000-sf 200 Fillmore building in Denver housed office and retail in a drab, outdated, and energy-splurging shell—a “style” made doubly disastrous by 200 Fillmore's function as the backdrop for a...

August 11, 2010

Kansas City, Mo., is experiencing tremendous construction resurgence, led in great part by the Internal Revenue Service's inviting new $258 million IRS Pennway Complex. The 27-acre project, which consolidates seven...

August 11, 2010

Two entrepreneurs, David and Douglas Baum of Baum Realty Group, are converting an old lamp-making factory in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood into an exchange building that will house only green-oriented...

August 11, 2010

Tall buildings make the most lasting impression, but low-rise structures are the workhorses of the U.S. office building market. Buildings of six stories or less constitute 82% of the multi-tenant...

August 11, 2010

A design team headed by RoTo Architects, Los Angeles, took a new angle on an old masonry technique to keep outdoor sound from entering the La Jolla (Calif.) Playhouse's newest theater....

August 11, 2010

Make no mistake: The U.S. and global economies face continued challenges in the year ahead. On balance, however, it's reasonable to assume that if at least some things go right, overall economic...

August 11, 2010

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