Ball State University Master Plan. Rendering: Michael Bostic, courtesy SmithGroupJJR.

SmithGroupJJR's Perspectives blog
Decision-making at higher education institutions can be difficult, but SmithGroupJJR's Michael Bostic writes that ...
Why corporate bathrooms stink and how good design can fix this

Bathrooms in hotels, restrooms and even airports tend to carry a touch of class that bathrooms in corporate offices so often lack. Pictured: a ladies room in SFO Terminal 2. Image: Bruce Damonte, courtesy Gensler.

Despite their importance, bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to building design. Gensler's Johnathan Sandler...

University of Florida Health Jacksonville. Images courtesy GS&P.

GS&P Dialogue
GS&P's Corie Baker shows how to design and orient a building to efficiently collect or dissipate solar radiation...
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Cary Barger
A report by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) found that 55% Al-Zn coated low-slope steel standing seam roofing...
Can you make a new building as cool as a warehouse?

Warehouse Office Community Space. Images courtesy Cannon Design

Cannon Design Blog
CannonDesign's Robert Benson insists that the industry needs to start looking at traditional office spaces differently.

Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

David Barista
Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation, at least when...

All images courtesy Proving Ground.

Nathan Miller
In creating a roadmap for computation, Proving Ground's Nathan Miller likes to consider investing in the right people,...
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On New York City’s bulletin on lot line requirements – and how it applies everywhere else

1 hour curtain wall adjacent to a parking area in a private office in Valley Stream, NY. Products used: SuperLite II-XL 60 with PPG Starphire Low-Iron insulated with Low-E in GPX Curtain Wall Framing; Architect: RPF; Glazier: AMG Contracting

Bill O'Keeffe
Determining when fire rated requirements apply, the type of fire rated glazing allowed, how much fire rated glazing can...
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Altara Shopping and Lifestyle Center in Honduras

Jeff Alexander
From prismatic coatings with mica flakes to graffiti-resistant coatings to coatings with a crinkle finish, Valspar...
How HDR used computational design tools to design Omaha's UNO Baxter Arena

The new Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb. Photo: Dan Schwalm, courtesy of HDR Architecture, Inc. Click here to enlarge.

Three years after writing a white paper about designing an arena for the University of Nebraska Omaha, HDR's Matt...
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