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.
AIA: Continued growth expected in nonresidential construction

Construction of Urban Union in Seattle in 2015. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons

February 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The American Institute of Architects’ semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast indicates a gro...

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Nicole Dosso, a director in the technical group in SOM’s New York office and a 2016 AIA Fellow, worked on the One World Trade project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

February 11, 2016 | AIA

AIA Fellowship recognizes significant contributions to profession of architecture and society....

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Architect faces 21-month to 6-year prison sentence for VA medical center contract conspiracy

Photo: Pixabay

February 09, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Admits to using inside information to gain VA contracts in Cleveland

 

London’s ’shadowless’ towers

Developed by NBBJ’s London office using design computation techniques, the No-Shadow Tower is a dual-tower scheme that utilizes the façade from one tower to effectively “erase” the shadows created by the second tower by redirecting sunlight. All renderings courtesy NBBJ

February 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Editor

Using advanced design computation, a design team demonstrates how to ‘erase’ a building’s shadows...

Photo Credit: Mike Tuell, Tom E. Lutz, AKBD

February 01, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charging stations, built-in coffeemakers, and pet stations—these are among the top kitchen design...

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Rendering courtesy of World War One Centennial Commission

January 28, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Joe Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard were selected from among five finalists and over 350 entri...

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2015 was a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the AE industry [infographic]

Domestic deals were up, while international deals were down. Source: Morrissey Goodale

January 28, 2016 | Morrissey Goodale

Consulting firm Morrissey Goodale tracked a record 234 sales of U.S.-based A/E firms last year....

Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
January 28, 2016 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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NCARB to rename the Intern Development Program

Aspiring architects can learn from Santiago Calatrava, the man who designed L'Hemisfèric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Photo: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons.

January 27, 2016 | NCARB

This June, the program designed to guide aspiring architects through the early stages of their ca...

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HOK promotes Bill Hellmuth to chief executive

Along with Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK designed the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), a facility that has won numerous architectural awards. Photo: Jay Stewart/Creative Commons.

January 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hellmuth is set to replace Patrick MacLeamy, who will remain as the firm’s chairman.

Rendering: Millerhare

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...

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Rendering: Nike

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...

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Photo: Pixabay

January 20, 2016 | AIA

While volatility persists, architecture firms reported healthy performance for 2015.

EHDD’s Monterey Bay Aquarium wins AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Photo: © Bruce Damonte

January 18, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The aquarium set new technical standards for the building type, which still influence today, such...

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Photo: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons

January 15, 2016 | AIA

Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Economists continue to debate whether the U.S. economy will be more resilient than other nations and thrive, or limp along for the next several years. Image courtesy Pixabay

January 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Strong job growth and dwindling consumer debt give rise to hope.

‘Socially engaged’ architect Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Alejandro Aravena. Photo by Cristobal Palma

January 13, 2016 | The Hyatt Foundation and BD+C Staff

Known for his inventive social housing initiatives in his native Chile, Aravena epitomizes the re...

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Shepley Bulfinch develops elegant design solution to address behavioral issues in emergency departments

Floor plan: Shepley Bulfinch

January 06, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

ED scheme allows staff to isolate unruly patients and visitors in a secure area.

Majority of AEC firms saw growth in 2015, remain optimistic for 2016

Courtesy Pixabay

January 05, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

By all indications, 2015 was another solid year for U.S. architecture, engineering, and construct...

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Four winners named in NYC sidewalk shed competition

G-Shed by Gensler was one of the winners. Rendering courtesy Gensler

December 17, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Firms in the Construction Shed Design Competition made designs that are simple to build and use r...

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Lohan Anderson to close, join Wight & Co.

Lohan Anderson led the renovations to Chicago's Soldier Field. Photo: Mark Watmough/Creative Commons

December 16, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Dirk Lohan, Floyd Anderson and eight others will be hired by the Illinois-based Wight & Co. n...

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Architects create commission for diversity advancement

Photo: Sarah Ross/Creative Commons.

December 16, 2015 | AIA

The 20-member group will assess recent data, set a plan of action, and report on results to the A...

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Architecture Billings Index hits another bump

Photo: Dave Reid/Creative Commons

December 16, 2015 | AIA

Business conditions show continued strength in South and West regions.

 

ULI names Lord Richard Rogers the 2015 J.C. Nichols Prize winner

Rogers designed Senedd, the home to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff. Photo: Ismail Mia/Creative Commons

December 15, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Rogers, Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, works on projects that “shine a spotlight on...

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New LEGO line lets builders construct iconic skylines

All images courtesy LEGO (via ArchDaily).

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New York City, Berlin, and Venice are featured in the Architecture Skyline Collection.

Date named for announcement of 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Japan Pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, designed jointly by Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto, both past winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Creative Commons

December 14, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Laureate will be named the morning of January 13.

Architecure firms Carry Cooper and The Johnson Group merge

Cleveland Downtown Hilton Hotel, designed by Cooper Carry. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons

December 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination is expected to bolster each firm’s hospitality-related services. 

AEC leaders say the 'talent wars' are heating up: BD+C survey

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December 08, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

A new survey from Building Design+Construction shows that U.S. architecture, engineering...

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Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi win 2016 AIA Gold Medal Award

Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, London. Photo: Richard George/Wikimedia Commons

December 04, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The husband and wife architect team—founders of VSBA Architects and Planners—are the award's firs...

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