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2018 outlook: Economists point to slowdown, AEC professionals say ‘no way’

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November 28, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Multifamily housing and senior living developments head the list of the hottest sectors heading i...

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At North Shore Medical Center, all state-of-the-art hybrid OR equipment was designed and installed for ceiling-mount suspension and functionality.

November 28, 2017 | Stephan K. Gartman , RA, LEED AP

To help strike that delicate balance between the human and the high-tech, we must first have an i...

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November 17, 2017 | Paul Westlake

About 90% of the time prospective clients are not aware of historic tax credits.

| November 16, 2017 |

Many small AEC firms don’t feel they have the time to focus and create clear marketing messages....

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore.

Anthem House is a new $100 million lifestyle community on a three-acre abandoned industrial site in the Locust Point section of Baltimore. Photo: Ray Cavicchio

November 15, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

These recently completed projects represent emerging trends and design innovations in the multifa...

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Van Alen Institute competition
November 09, 2017 | Van Alen Institute

Multidisciplinary student teams were challenged to redefine the traditional “hour city” radius, p...

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No place like home: LA’s The Six provides permanent supportive housing for veterans

The project team for The Six, led by architect Brooks + Scarpa, carved massive holes into three sides of the building to cross-ventilate the courtyard and adjacent community room on the second-floor podium level. “This provides light, air, and defensible space for tenants, while opening it up to the community,” says Lead Designer Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA. Photo: Tara Wujcik

November 08, 2017 | Pat Curry, Contributing Editor

The 52-unit development gives hope and dignity to homeless or disabled veterans and others in nee...

How to start a negotiation: Begin as you mean to continue

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November 06, 2017 | Brenda Radmacher

How you start a negotiation often will determine where you end up, writes negotiation and mediati...

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October 31, 2017 | Sean Joyner

People are enigmatic and inherently complex, which can make it difficult to design for a larger p...

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The Yard at Shakespeare

Photo courtesy of ©James Steinkamp

October 31, 2017 | AIA

The program honors projects that highlight collaboration between design and construction teams to...

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October 30, 2017 | Joe Pobiner

What do we think the future will look like 30 years or so from now? And what will City: 2050...

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Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo.

Early days at Isle of Palms. J.C. Long is at left in photo. Except as noted, all images courtesy 
The Beach Company

October 29, 2017 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Spanning four generations, The Beach Company continues to expand its development footprint across...

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October 25, 2017 | Douglas King, Senior Associate, Stantec

Children often accompany parents or grandparents in medical settings; what can we do to address t...

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| October 18, 2017 |

The CDC targets the bathroom as the most dangerous room in the house. Architects can use principl...

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People running through a mixed-use waterfront community in San Francisco

Perkins+Will has written the design controls for the redevelopment of a 28-acre surface parking lot in San Francisco into a mixed-use waterfront community called Mission Rock, which would have a mesa running through it to handle sea levels that are projected to rise as high as 66 inches by 2100, compared to 24 inches today. Courtesy Perkins+Will. 

October 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming m...

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A nurse station in a hospital with integrated artwork
October 10, 2017 | Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, LEED, AP, EDAC

With many hospital projects, art can be a construction-phase afterthought.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes.

Interconnected systems (such as the Schlage Control lock shown here) are being used in multifamily complexes, student housing, and senior-living communities. Photo courtesy Schlage

October 09, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four certified security professionals offer important advice. 

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system

The Dero Decker two-tiered bike parking system.

October 09, 2017 | MFDC Editorial Staff

Bamboo wall panels, an adaptable prep sink, and a two-tiered bike parking system are among the pr...

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How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

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October 06, 2017 | Nathan Miller

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational o...

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| October 03, 2017 |

Generally speaking, millennials want to be where the action is.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Action at last November’s USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Ariz., which attracted 774 players from 36 states for 2,088 matches in a weeklong tournament. Photo courtesy USAPA/Tom Gottfried

September 27, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.

September 25, 2017 | Chris Groesbeck, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

The four-part mission of a garden of scientific research helped drive the design for the Beijing...

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Design giants merge: FKP joins CannonDesign

FKP-design projects: (left) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, and (right) Nemours’ A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Photos courtesy FKP

September 22, 2017 | BD+C Staff + CannonDesign

The deal strengthens CannonDesign’s pediatric healthcare expertise, establishes presence in Texas...

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Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By BD+C Staff

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

Laura Crane, AIA, NCARB, Associate, Project Architect with bKL Architecture, Chicago

September 21, 2017 | By Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor, John Caulfield, Senior Editor, and David Barista, Editorial Director

These AEC stars are making their mark in business, philanthropy, and in their communities.

A newly developed waterfront space in London

London is creating and redeveloping spaces with strong cultural offerings. Image © Mike Stezycki.

September 19, 2017 | Hiro Aso

What does Good Growth mean and how do we set about achieving it?

A rendering of the Chicago Architecture Center

Rendering courtesy CAF

September 08, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed space will open in summer 2018.

A full bathroom
| September 07, 2017 |

It is easier than ever today to design commercial projects with accessible spaces that look as go...

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Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifamily arena.

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September 05, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...

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September 01, 2017 | Karl Feldman, Account Director, Hinge

Not to be confused with the branding of your firm overall, your employer brand is defined by your...

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