Doughnut restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a certification process that identifies if a Dunkin’ Donuts retailer’s building is green or not.

The certification program was designed to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-...

December 12, 2014

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship building in Herzogenaurach, Germany. It beat out 29 other teams, including REX and Zaha Hadid. 

The roof of COBE's diamond-shaped building...

December 12, 2014

A striking image of One World Trade Center captured at sunset by photographer Gerry Padden is the winner of a public photo contest hosted by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM). Based in New York City, Padden typically photographs urban...

December 12, 2014

One of the most exciting new buildings to open its doors this year is the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Salt Lake City, Utah. This $125 million, 335,000-sf facility blends sustainability and resiliency under one roof.  It is the...

December 11, 2014

When it comes to designing parking garages, providing vision and transparency might not be the priority due to fire rated code requirements – but keen architects with grand visions see opportunities rather than restrictions, thanks to the...

December 11, 2014

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has voted for Ehrlich Architects to receive the 2015 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The firm will be honored at the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta. Ehrlich Architects is...

December 11, 2014

The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted to award the 2015 AIA Gold Medal to Moshe Safdie, FAIA, whose comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched...

December 11, 2014

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto wants to transform the city Bureau of Building Inspection into a new Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.

The intention of this effort is to streamline the department and make issuing permits and...

December 11, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed major investments to retrofit older buildings to make them more resilient to earthquakes. The ambitious program would focus on some apartment buildings built before 1978 and concrete buildings...

December 11, 2014

New York State’s building code is outdated and is hampering the recruitment of high-tech employers, according to a coalition of construction, fire safety, and insurance industry groups.

The variance process slows down the process of...

December 11, 2014