Median profit margins on net revenue have been on the upswing in the past three years, hitting 11.4% and 13.0% in the 2013 and 2014, according to PSMJ.
Operating profits of AE firms have reach their highest level since 2009, according to a new repor...read more
Image: Zaha Hadid
Prominent architects who submitted a total of 23 napkin doodles were Zaha Hadid, Cesar P...read more
Carbon 3D has developed a 3D printing method, continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), that uses UV light to trigger photopolymerization, and oxygen as an inhibiting agent. By balancing this interaction, CLIP “grows”objects from a pool of resin. Photo: Carbon 3D Inc.
The 3D printer industry keeps making strides in technology and affordability. Machines can now pr...read more
Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay
Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...read more
Google CEO Larry Page believes that focusing on innovation for cities is an opportunity to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
The search engine giant is yet again diversifying its products. Google has co-created a startup,...read more
TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP
London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.
The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.
Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.
The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG
The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...read more
The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...read more
In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog
As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...read more
The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A
The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.
Photo: Sean MacEntee via flickr
Nonresidential construction is up by a solid 8.8% over the past year, consistent with ABC's forec...read more
The Coltlite natural louvered ventilator provides buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire.
BD+C’s roundup features colorful sprinklers for offices, hotels, museums; a fire-rated curtain wa...read more
On April 23, the Board of Directors of the Destination Medical Center Corporation formally adopted the development plan for Destination Medical Center, which would be comprised of six districts spread across 550 acres.
The 20-year plan would also be a boon to Mayo Clinic, this city’s best-known address.
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
There are up to 620 pieces for walls, windows, and furniture. Renderings courtesy Arckit
Arckit, as the system is called, was designed to a 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models ac...read more
Rolling Shelter, designed by Eduardo Lacroze, AIA, Lacroze-Miguens-Prati Arquitectos, was chosen as the winner of The Pop-up Project competition called "A Safe Place." Images: AIA
The winning design from the AIA's "A Safe Place" competition was built at the AIA convention in A...read more
As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. Photo: Wholetone/Wikimedia Commons.
Regional business conditions continue to thrive in the South and West
Keene (N.H.) State College hopes to meet the high standards of the AIA Architecture 2030 Challenge with a planned 350-bed living/learning residence hall, currently under design by Perkins+Will. Colleges and universities are using their construction projects to make important statements about their institutional goals and aspirations. Rendering courtesy Perkins+Will
Building Teams that want to succeed in the higher education market have to help their clients fin...read more
Prep spaces in Niagara County Community College’s Niagara Falls Culinary Institute provide future chefs with experience needed to operate foodservice venues. The institute is housed in a converted shopping mall. Photo: Tim Wilkes Photography
With capital budgets strained, renovation may be an increasingly attractive money-saving option f...read more
The west entrance of the main campus of the University of Kansas with the Chi Omega Fountain. Photo: Quasselkasper via Wikimedia Commons
The P3 concept is getting a tryout at the University of Kansas, where state funding for construct...read more
The orientation of each unit softens sun exposure, while the façade material reflects the sun's rays. Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid's scheme was inspired by the Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
“This issue has been fraught with controversy,” said Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB’s President, during a press conference at the AIA Show in Atlanta. Photo: NCARB
The Council is urging state licensing boards to come up with a substitute for the pre-licensure t...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
A new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the construction industry added 45,000 jobs in April. Image: Pixabay
The construction industry saw an increase in jobs during the month of April after losing approxim...read more
The Design-Build Institute of America released a full set of bonds for design-build projects. Image: Pixabay/jingoba
The documents are the first of their kind to be coauthored by designers and builders.
According to research from George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, apartments contribute more to the New York metropolitan area’s economy—$111.5 billion annually—than in any other market. Screen shot: WeAreApartments.com
The groups claim that there are more than 37 million Americans—12% of the population—living in ju...read more
The newest Construction Econmic Update from ABC revealed that nonresidential fixed investments declined during the first three months of the year. Image: Pixabay
This is the first time that nonresidential fixed investment declined since the first quarter of 2...read more
The 2015 Research Fellowship with Safdie Architects will battle the challenges of dense urbanism. Image: MBS Digital
The program, which features a theme of “dense urbanism,” encourages participants to tackle the ch...read more