Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG is reinventing the zoo. The typical approach would be to design the space as a place where humans walk freely and the animals have smaller areas where they are displayed during open hours.

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August 6, 2014

If the film industry has its Razzie awards, architecture will have its Dead Prize, created by Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair to recognize projects that actively harm the planet.

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August 6, 2014
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, the award-winning projects were...
August 6, 2014

Loudoun County, Va., supervisors may do away with a county policy that requires LEED Silver certification on new county buildings. At a recent meeting, county supervisors questioned whether LEED certification is a cost effective policy.

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August 6, 2014

The Illinois Medical District Commission approved a 1.16 million sf, $300 million mixed-use project in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District. The decision is an important step for the IMD Gateway Center project, a scaled-up version of an earlier $...

August 6, 2014

A bill intended to encourage the federal government to use two-phase design/build project delivery was introduced in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) introduced the Senate version of H.R. 2750, the Design-Build Efficiency and Jobs Act, S...

August 6, 2014

Ground has been broken on the "One More" residential tower in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, at the front row of the Art Museum Park. The tower is designed to establish a relationship between the residents and nature, using its simplicity to maximize...

August 6, 2014

WORKPLACE DESIGN: Make Way for the MILLENNIALS! Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of people born between the early 1980s and 2000, today’s workplaces are evolving. Examine appropriate design strategies,...

August 6, 2014

Multifamily housing construction is expected to remain relatively strong throughout 2014, according to Freddie Mac (http://bit.ly/TJvZ8R). Starts picked up in 2013, with completions...

August 6, 2014

In 2009, we met with Senior Facility Managers of four U.S. national laboratories to discuss a major limitation in the way they summarized their capital needs. As with most large organizations, they expressed capital needs in terms of deferred...

August 5, 2014