A persistent drought in Southern California could lead to a water fee for new construction projects in Ventura. Ventura’s City Council is considering a fee of up to $15,000 per acre-foot for any developers who don’t bring water rights with their...

July 10, 2014

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro...

July 10, 2014

Multi-family homes continue to become more popular as demands to rent over buying rises. Though more are being built across North America, not many have innovative design infused in them.

Then in comes the Tree House, a townhome designed...

July 10, 2014

Innovation is brewing in the Bay Area, and it’s not coming from another app development. FLEXLAB, a laboratory dedicated to studying energy efficiency, just opened up at the Lawrence Berkeley...

July 10, 2014
As a Saint-Gobain company, Vetrotech Saint–Gobain innovates when it comes to caring for the environment. Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of fire-rated glazing...
July 10, 2014
Principals June Grant, AIA and Asheshh Saheba, RA revealed the vision and philosophy behind the launch of Steinberg SF Studio. By uniting art, science, data and design, along with an entrepreneurial spirit, Steinberg SF Studio will help clients...
July 10, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allow any user to access aggregated LEED green building project information in the more than 150 countries with LEED projects...

July 10, 2014

The JW Marriott brand holds high standards for its luxury hotels, and the new property in Hanoi, Vietnam, is no different. The 74,384-sm building conveys a distinct Vietnamese flair, with its stylized dragon form inspired by local mythology and...

July 9, 2014

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.’s Northern Pacific Division welcomes Nicholas Sandersfeld as director of business development in Silicon Valley. With 10 years of construction experience in Santa Clara, Calif., Sandersfeld joins a growing team...

July 9, 2014
Oddly enough, a tree has become the center of efforts to conserve traditional architecture in Tokyo's historic Yanaka district. The 90-year-old Himalayan cedar stands on a plot purchased by an Osaka-based real estate agent. Residents are trying...
July 9, 2014