Julie S. Higginbotham

Senior Editor

Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor of Building Design + Construction, has more than 20 years of experience writing about the built environment. Previously she was editor of Laboratory Design newsletter, and a member of the editorial team at School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, Building Supply Home Centers, and American Nurseryman. She is a recepient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

Posted on February 05, 2014 by Julie S. Higginbotham
According to survey data and anecdotal reports, hotel construction and reconstruction will be one of the hottest commercial market sectors of the year. If your company is involved in designing, building, or operating hotels or resorts, we'd love to hear your opinions as we plan coverage of this...
Posted on November 27, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
The retail construction category, long in the doldrums, is roaring back to life. Consumer confidence and economic recovery are showing considerable regional variation, with urban cores expected to exhibit the best growth in the sector according to recent research by Jones Lang LaSalle. ...
Posted on August 16, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
This year’s AIA National Convention kicked off with a rock band, inspirational speeches, and a film lauding the collegial values of 2013 Firm Award winner Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. With its focus on team excellence, the plenary symbolized a work ethic where interaction rules.  We...
Posted on July 23, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
"Obamacare" implementation will add thousands of people to the ranks of the insured, including many who formerly sought primary care in emergency rooms. Now, these patients will have coverage that allows them to more easily access the typical treatment channels—and that means greater demand for...
Posted on May 07, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, which upholds sustainability as a cornerstone of academic and campus life, now has a new six-story residence hall that serves as a shining example of sustainable design and construction. The new Suites@201 has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and...
Posted on May 02, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
Our May issue will be published soon, bringing the stories of this year's "40 Under 40" honorees to your mailbox, desktop, or preferred mobile reading device. I had a great time learning about these outstanding young professionals, and I know you'll enjoy "meeting" them, too.  This year's...
Posted on April 15, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
BD+C Contributing Editor C.C. Sullivan recently penned a thought-provoking essay on whether there's such a thing as architecture that helps protect occupants from gun violence. Gated communities like the Idaho enclave The Citadel constitute one response; hardening walls, cladding, and other...
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
  The Los Angeles Unified School District South Region High School No. 9 (LAUSD No. 9) in South Gate, Calif., designed by the Los Angeles office of international architecture and engineering firm LEO A DALY and built by Turner Construction Company, has been completed. The new high school,...
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
  Suffolk Construction recently completed construction of the $400 million Albert Sherman Center, a 512,000 square-foot biomedical research and education facility located on the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art...
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Julie S. Higginbotham
   HMFH Architects, a firm focused on the design of innovative learning environments, announced that it has completed renovations to Van Meter Hall, a freshman residence at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) campus. Van Meter Hall is a First Year Living and Learning...

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