Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having slanted roofs or spires. Most high-rises in the city have flat-topped roofs due to a decades-old rule meant to boost fire safety by requiring...

October 2, 2014

The building enclosure (envelope, skin, etc.) represents one of the highest risk elements of construction. Water intrusion, air leakage, and increased energy consumption are common consequences of poorly designed and constructed building...

October 2, 2014

Today’s buildings come with multi-million dollar price tags. As if that’s not hefty enough, many famous projects go over budget—and by a whopping margin. Montreal's Olympic Stadium, for instance, ended up 1,990% over budget.

Architecture...

October 2, 2014

From the Parthenon and the ancient Al Khazneh to the One World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa, a new infographic and poster from Pop Chart Lab...

October 2, 2014

NAC|Architecture and Osborn, friendly competitors for years, announce that they have merged to provide a greater depth and breadth of services to a wider range of clients and projects.  With offices in California, Washington, and Colorado,...

October 1, 2014

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange has two retained architectural firms, Johnson Fain (with a focus on the Cathedral building itself) and Rios Clementi Hale Studios (with a focus on the exterior spaces), to create a design plan that addresses...

October 1, 2014

Can you guess what enables groundbreaking medical procedures, instruction of our future leaders, and meeting space for energy exploration professionals? 

The answer is modular space solutions. From energy to healthcare, education,...

October 1, 2014

As iPhone 6 mania continues to sweep around the globe this week, and people are newly focused on how mobile technology will transform their lives, I’m thinking about the data centers that underpin our computing systems. When our use of technology...

October 1, 2014

EYP and WHR Architects, two internationally recognized design firms, have merged to better serve today’s most pressing public and private building infrastructure needs: education,...

October 1, 2014
The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles has announced the first ten grants for significant modern buildings as part of a major new philanthropic initiative focused on the conservation of 20th Century architecture around the world. Called Keeping It...
October 1, 2014