Blogs

Cannon Design Blog
If you’ve been following news about workplace design in the popular media, you might believe that the open workplace...
John Negich
Visitors to the Keene Family YMCA in New Hampshire are often surprised by what they encounter. Liz Coppola calls it the...
Rob Cassidy
I've received several requests from BD+C readers who design and build K-12 schools about the 3-part series we ran in...

The Conrad New York was recently created through adaptive reuse of an existing hotel. Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, Monica Ponce de Leon Studio, and Deborah Berke Partners. Photo: Michael Moran.

Julie S. Higginbotham
If your company is involved in designing, building, or operating hotels or resorts, we'd love to hear your opinions as...

Methodist University's 1960s student union was originally built for a student population of 600. The school now has over 2,000 students.

Sasaki Ideas
Most colleges and universities feel pressure to offer the latest amenities in order to attract and retain the best and...
GS&P Dialogue
"Open office" has been a major buzzword for decades, and like any buzzword, some of the novelty has worn off. I don't...

The William Jefferson Clinton Childrens Center (WJCCC) in Port-au-Prince is designed to replace an orphanage severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. HOKs Thomas Knittel took inspiration from the kapok tree, a native Caribbean species that stores water internally and sheds its leaves in times of drought.

Life at HOK
It’s not enough to copy nature. Today’s designers need a deeper understanding of environmental nuance, from the biome...
Gabe Savely
Every year brings changes. This one won’t be any different. We’ll see growth in some areas, declines in others. Here’s...
Allen Hurtz
What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building. Metal is no longer easily...

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Steven Burns
After visiting over 200 architecture firms, I was aghast that so many of them were committing these costly sins of...
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