Architects

Every building starts with a concept and a design. Architects are involved at every stage of the process, even after a design has been finalized, helping other building team members through the snares and missteps in the construction process.
Study finds engineering, architecture among the best entry-level jobs

Photo: Pixabay.

May 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The results balanced immediate opportunity, job growth potential, and job hazards.

 

Notable architects design mini-golf holes for London Design Festival

Architect Paul Smith designed a mini-golf hole using the steps of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy London Design Festival.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Visionaries like Paul Smith, Mark Wallinger, and the late Zaha Hadid all helped in designing the...

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New University of Calgary research center features reconfigurable “spine”

The atrium of the Taylor Institute. Image courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click here for larger view.

April 25, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The heart of the Taylor Institute can be anything from a teaching lab to a 400-seat theater.

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Public-private partnership used to fund Long Beach Civic Center Project

Long Beach Civic Center. Plenary Properties Long Beach LLC (developer), Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate and Clark Construction (contractor), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (architect)

April 22, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Arup served as a lead advisor and oversaw financial, commercial, real estate, design, engineering...

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OMA reveals designs for its first Tokyo skyscraper

Renderings courtesy OMA. Click here to enlarge.

April 20, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The goal is for the Toranomon Hills Station Tower to transform its neighborhood and serve as a hu...

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New HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth

April 20, 2016 | HOK

Hellmuth has been HOK's President since 2005. The firm will be led by a design principal for the...

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AIA announces 2016 Library Building Awards winners

Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch. Photo: © Hedrich Blessing/SOM

April 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Snøhetta’s Ryerson University student center and the Billings (Mont.) Public Library by Will Brud...

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One of the documentaries offered by ACB focuses on the Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser at Saqqara (pictured), the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Photo Credit: Olaf Tausch, Wikimedia Commons

April 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Arts & Culture Bureau YouTube channel offers architectural documentaries about structures...

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Ford begins 10-year plan to centralize Dearborn, Mich., campus

Rendering courtesy Ford

April 13, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The company said that it will rebuild 7.5 million sf of work space over a 10-year period, which w...

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Pixabay

April 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Is the U.S. in an innovative funk, or is this just the calm before the storm?

Multifamily and Special Housing projects honored in 2016 AIA Housing Awards

Cloverdale749. Photo: Lawrence Anderson/LOHA

April 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A San Francisco low-income mixed-use complex, a Los Angeles homeless veterans housing facility, a...

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AIA report analyzes 20 years of the best green projects

Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

April 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...

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UIC campus. Photo: Teresa Grau Ros/Creative Commons

April 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Chicago architect graduated from the school and created a scholarship for aspiring architects...

Photo Courtesy of Forgemind ArchiMedia, flickr Creative Commons. Photo Credit: Simone Cecchetti

March 31, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Often credited as being a pioneer for women architects for her work in a male-dominated field, Ha...

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Photo: Mediterranean Center of Medical Sciences, Flickr Creative Commons

March 31, 2016 | AIA

Firms represented by the projects and initiatives receiving grants include HKS, DO|SU Studio Arch...

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Photo Credit:  Teemu08, Wikimedia Commons 

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Usonian Inn proudly displays many Wright-inspired characteristics, the most prominent of whic...

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Image Courtesy of Sean Gallagher, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

March 30, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Morpholio’s new ScalePen feature dynamically sets line weight depending on the scale or zoom leve...

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Courtesy Steven Holl Architects

March 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The new Rubenstein Commons will be a 20,000-sf structure at the center of the campus for the Inst...

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Waugh Thistleton designs one of the tallest timber office buildings in London

Renderings courtesy Waugh Thistleton. Click here to enlarge.

March 28, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The nine-story Development House has vertical open spaces for light and air flow.

 

A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine

March 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...

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The fire station in Allen, Texas, which opened in 2012, is a prime example of Pro Forma's expertise in designing municipal buildings. Image: Courtesy of PGAL

March 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The merger adds a firm that has specialized in municipal projects.

Bjarke Ingels, Foster + Partners, and Grimshaw all winners in Expo 2020 pavilion design competition

Mobility Pavilion, designed by Foster+Partners. All renderings courtesy Expo 2020 and BIG, Foster+Partners, and Grimshaw

March 15, 2016 | BD+C Staff

BIG designed the Opportunity Pavilion, Foster+Partners submitted the winning Mobility Pavilion, a...

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Washington Redskins tease new stadium model designed by Bjarke Ingels

Photo via Washington Redskins

March 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The location isn't yet determined, but the new stadium will have a moat for kayaking.

German artist recreates brutalist buildings with LEGO blocks

Photo: Arndt Schlaudraff, via Dezeen

March 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Arndt Schlaudraff brings the beauty out of the rugged, linear style of buildings most popular a h...

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Image courtesy Open Architecture Collaborative

March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With a new name, logo, and mission, the Open Architecture Collaborative is seeking a fresh start....

AIA's latest diversity report paints a picture of an industry that still isn't proactively recruiting, developing, or promoting enough women or people of color. Image: Pixabay

March 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Dissatisfaction with “work-life balance” and compensation are cited as reasons why companies’ div...

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Two Houston firms merge to form Method Architecture

Designed by Three Square Design Group, Legacy at Crystal Falls is a 48,400 sf assisted living facility in Leander, Texas. Images courtesy Method Architecture. (Click here for larger photo).

March 09, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

In mid-2016, Architects-Plus and Three Square Design Group will join to make a studio that will d...

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Rendering courtesy Luxigon

March 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The only connection between the complex and the mainland will be a narrow pedestrian bridge.

RMW's Stephanie Silkwood counts the Juniper Networks Headquarters Campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., as one of her projects. Silkwood is one of 12 winners of the 2016 AIA Young Architects Award. Rendering: RMW

February 25, 2016 | AIA

Winners include Amy Kalar and Karen Lu, both with HGA, BNIM's Carey Nagle, and MSR Design's Bob G...

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Westin hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport, Denver. Photo courtesy Gensler

February 22, 2016 | BD+C Staff 

Technology is running wild in Gensler’s 2016 forecast, as things like virtual reality, "smart" bu...

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