Facility Managers

Once the project is completed, the building must be managed by someone, or it cannot live up to its full functionality. Owners and facility managers are the unsung heroes of many iconic works of architecture, making sure that buildings remain in good condition and are utilized to their fullest potential.
On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects

On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill utilized voids n

November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy us...

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November 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The centerpiece of the proposed plan is the revitalization of the iconic Smithsonian castle.

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell a

In a video announcement released by Haskell, three business leaders at Haskell and FreemanWhite discuss the acquisition (l. to r

November 14, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The combination expands Haskell’s geographic presence by adding FreemanWhite’s offices in Chicago...

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A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high c

A student bedroom at the College of Wooster (Ohio) capitalizes on 12-foot-high ceilings to optimize overhead storage space, extr

November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

In a recent workshop with 62 college students, architects from Little explored the changing habit...

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Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemeets the strictest environmental standards. Photo

November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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November 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

David Chipperfield and Valentiny are among the finalists for a new concert hall being built to co...

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Renderings courtesy RPBW

Renderings courtesy RPBW

November 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been granted planning approval for its residential building at...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea

At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Team took advantage of the sites natural coastal g

November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s

While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, some areas of dropped ceiling may be necessary to

November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow probl...

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November 10, 2014 | NCARB

The architecture programs at Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University have been s...

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Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron

Renderings courtesy Herzog & De Meuron

November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The library’s new home will be a completely new building in Jerusalem, and will combine the funct...

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A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. P

A Marriott hotel in Orlando, Fla. Marriott is leading the U.S. hotel pipeline. Photo credit: Timjarrett, Wikimedia Commons

November 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The hotel construction pipeline hit a five-year high in the third quarter, clocking in at 3,516 p...

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The exterior design of the 21-story, LEED Silver MassArt Tree House was sugges

The exterior design of the 21-story, LEED Silver MassArt Tree House was suggested by Gustav Klimts Tree of Life. The 145,60

November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Many states have cut back funding for higher education in recent years, and securing money for ne...

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Precast units from Coreslab Structures (left) being put in place at Valparaiso (

Precast units from Coreslab Structures (left) being put in place at Valparaiso (Ind.) Universitys new student residence. A bath

November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Few colleges or universities have embraced prefabrication more wholeheartedly than Valparaiso (In...

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Students chill in a lounge at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The $

Students chill in a lounge at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The $52 million, 493-bed residence hall in downtown B

November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

University students want more in a residence hall than just a place to sleep. They want a space t...

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Photo: Sardaka via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Sardaka via Wikimedia Commons

November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Jean Nouvel-designed tower tops the list of 88 entries in the 13th annual Council on Tall Bui...

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Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects

Marine Education Centre in Malm, Sweden. Renderings: Nord Architects

November 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The education center will be set in a landscape that includes small ponds and plantings intended...

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Renderings courtesy Hines

Renderings courtesy Hines

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’...

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Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects

November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The century-old power plant will be converted into a recreation facility with a coffee shop, loun...

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Thornton Tomasettis computational modeling and R&D incubator, CORE Studio, has

Thornton Tomasettis computational modeling and R&D incubator, CORE Studio, has developed numerous digital tools since its found

November 05, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Without a common language linking BIM/VDC software platforms, firms seek out interoperability sol...

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Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent...

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November 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Preliminary designs for the $300 million George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art have been unveiled,...

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Photo: SOHO China
November 04, 2014 | SOHO China

Sky SOHO is the third in a trilogy of SOHO China developments designed by Zaha Hadid Architects....

November 04, 2014 | HOK

Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park provides facilities to support innovative...

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Iber Camargo Foundation. Photo: Ricardo Rmx via Wikimedia Commons
November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron's iconic 1111 Lincoln Road parking garage in Miami Beach, Fla., is one of...

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Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons

November 02, 2014 | David Gibney, LEED AP, M+W Group

M+W Group's David Gibney offers his top lessons learned from coordinating dozens of large LEED pr...

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Dubai, High Rise, World's Tallest, Tower
October 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emaar Properties has unveiled plans for a new project containing two towers that will top the cha...

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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia

October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

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Photo courtesy Postoak/Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy Postoak/Wikimedia Commons

October 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum is slated for an early 2018 completion, and will include a hall of fame, theater, reta...

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