The University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Building (at left) puts science on display. Its exterior cladding is made from terra cotta strips whose colors mesh with other buildings on campus. Design by Ennead Architects and SmithGroup. Photo Bruce Damonte
The science and technology (S+T) sector is arguably the industry’s most complex because it caters...read more
Dane Stokes, a Design Technology Specialist with ZGF Architects, shown with floor sensors that were used to capture occupant circulation data for one of the firm’s projects. Photo: ZGF
Computational design lets ZGF Architects see patterns that renderings and even models can’t show....
The lobby of the National Science Foundation headquarters, Alexandria, Va., links two towers, one 19 stories tall, the other 14. WDG Interiors designed the interiors for the LEED Silver project. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie
Office space consolidation and workplace upgrades will keep project teams busy, according to ...read more
What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory
A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...read more
The most important benefit of offsite construction, when done right, is reliability.
Photo courtesy Perkins+Will
A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exter...read more
Modular carries a potential cost savings of up to 20%, but there is a risk of up to a 10% loss if delivery or material costs spike, the report says.
Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastica...read more
Lamar Johnson Collaborative and BatesForum were the designers on Fulton West in Chicago. Image: Courtesy of Clayco
Lamar Johnson Collaborative adds BatesForum.
More than 150 AEC professionals attended the Women in Design+Construction conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif., last November. Photo: BD+C See a photo slideshow from the 2018 WIDC event.
The 2019 Women in Design+Construction event will take place November 11-13, 2019, at the Fairmont...read more
This is the first in a series by Lance Hosey, FAIA, on how automation is disrupting design and co...read more
Design firms know that just having a website and a blog aren’t enough, but social media complicat...read more
A 21-foot-long shipping container houses a mobile additive manufacturing “toolbox” that includes two Panasonic robots that can 3D print, weld, cut, and polish. The unit’s transportability to jobsites could make it ideal for producing bespoke spare parts in the field. Courtesy of Autodesk
Prototype mobile 3D printing shop aims to identify additive manufacturing applications for constr...read more
The Johnson Controls headquarters-Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China, is designed to encourage collaboration among departments and employee well-being. Image: Gensler
Its report spans the globe for trends that are impacting virtually every type of building.
New research from the SMPS Foundation explores the known principles and most recent research surr...read more
The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.
The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.
Chinese acquisitions and investments in the U.S. fell 92% in the first five months of this year, according to consulting and research firm Rhodium Group. Photo: Pixabay
The construction industry is already feeling the effects of the recent tariffs, not only with hig...read more
Analysis of 15 major metros shows the average rent in central business districts was $43.48/sf fo...read more
The Summit, a 426,000-sf hotel in Cincinnati, is the first to be designed from scratch by its owner-operator, Dolce Hotel and Resorts by Wyndham. Its nine-story atrium, surrounded by glass elevators, allowed the Building Team to redistribute the building’s weight loads and give the hotel more height. Photo: Mike Howard Photography
The Summit hotel and conference center is a converted parking garage that was once a factory....
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
The aptly named Vu at MacDonald Highlands, Henderson, Nev., provides a stunning view of the Las Vegas strip, 15 miles to the northwest. KTGY Architecture + Planning mounted 102 luxury townhomes on a hilly site in the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community for Christopher Homes. The Vu has already received two major honors this year, a BALA Award and a Nationals Award. Photo: © Studio J Inc.
KTGY Architecture + Planning keeps pushing the boundaries of multifamily housing design in the U....read more
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more