MIT’s Simmons Hall, designed by Steven Holl
At a time when research- and data-based methods are playing a larger role in architecture, there...read more
The project received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top seven stories of the 19-story building. Renderings: PortLiving
The 232-foot-tall Terrace House luxury condo development will be the tallest hybrid wood structur...read more
Ductless air source heat pump index results for Boston (likely-adopter index). Credit: Meister Consultant Group, Inc. 2017.
More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...read more
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more
The 1,823-foot Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second-tallest building completed in 2017. Courtesy CTBUH
More than 140 skyscrapers were completed across the globe this year, including 15 supertall tower...
On two acres within Detroit’s North End, the Michigan Urban Farm Initiative grows 300 varieties of leafy vegetables that it distributes free to 2,000 families who live within two miles of the farm. Like many urban farms around the country, MUFI has spurred redevelopment in its surrounding communities. Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard
Urban farms have been impacting cities’ agribusiness—and, on some cases, their redevelopment—for...read more
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., designed by SmithGroupJJR. Photo: Bill Timmerman
The LAB2050 initiative digs into the scientific trends, technologies, and economics that will sha...read more
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
These recently completed projects represent emerging trends and design innovations in the multifa...read more
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
The 52-unit development gives hope and dignity to homeless or disabled veterans and others in nee...
How you start a negotiation often will determine where you end up, writes negotiation and mediati...read more
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
Four certified security professionals offer important advice.
Photo: Proving Ground
Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational o...read more
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
Two-and-a-half million Americans are playing the game with the funny name.
Complimentary, building-wide WiFi is more or less a given for marketing purposes in the multifami...read more
Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone
The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report.
AESS steel columns at Lee Hall III, Clemson University, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo: Courtesy SOM / Scott Frances Photography
Advances in R&D are fostering new forms of structural and aesthetic steel.
Renderings courtesy Related Companies
The 33-story tower will be positioned on the High Line with views of the Hudson River and downtow...read more
Bike storage facilities and “bicycle kitchens” are among the most popular mobility amenities in m...read more
Practice, practice, practice, and understanding both sides of the deliberation are critical to su...read more
Infographic: Shepley Bulfinch
A three-month study of science facilities conducted by Shepley Bulfinch reveals key findings rela...read more
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. Photo courtesy JW Marriott
By varying an LED luminaire’s color temperature, it is possible to mimic daylighting, to some ext...read more
Inconvenient meeting spaces, inadequate task seating, and frequent interruptions were among the key takeaways from healthcare designer Carolyn Fleetwood’s observation of a nurse during an eight-hour shift. Photos courtesy GS&P
From the surprising number of “hunting and gathering” trips to the need for quiet spaces for phon...read more
Despite some softness at the high end of the apartment market, demand for apartments will continu...read more
Spaces for games and game simulators top the list of recreation-related amenities in multifamily developments. Photo: Pixabay
The number of developments providing space for physical therapy was somewhat surprising, accordin...read more
As building codes change, existing railings may need to be updated or replaced. Courtesy Hoffmann Architects
Lacking familiarity with current requirements, some owners or managers complete a roof or balcony...read more
Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb
BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...read more
Photo: changeorder via flickr
Logical and well-planned steps to effective negotiation.
The Tidewater Joint-Use Library, Virginia Beach, Va., has an angled “daylight harvester” that runs its length to maximize available sunlight. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/ESTO, courtesy Carrier Johnson+Culture
To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period....
High-security entrance to the new Sandy Hook School, Newtown, Conn. Photo: Katelyn Chapin
Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of saf...read more
The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...read more