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AIA releases summary of the 2016 Design and Health Research Consortium

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia. Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital/Creative Commons.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Consortium members discussed how architects, designers, and health professionals can best apply d...

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Floating sauna, mobile dental trailer, and Christmas market huts among this year's best small projects

The wa_sauna functions as a boat that can be taken out on open waters. Photo: Kevin Scott, courtesy AIA.

June 30, 2016 | AIA

AIA chose the 2016 recipients of the Small Project Awards. Every entry cost less than $1.5 millio...

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Chicago contractor found guilty of fraud on city’s requirement on minority-owned businesses

Construction in Chicago. Photo: Paul Morgan/Creative Commons.

June 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Alleged to have been sham business in bid to win city public works contract.

 

AIA: Healthy demand for all building types signaled in Architecture Billings Index

A parking garage was being built in SeaTac, Wash., in June 2016. Photo: SounderBruce/Creative Commons.

June 29, 2016 | AIA

Recent client interest could signal resurgence for institutional market. May's ABI score was the...

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The chart above shows year-over-year (Q1 2016 v. Q1 2015) changes in regional construction backlogs. Most contractors are satisfied with the amount of work they have currently. But bigger firms with more robust workforces can expand their backlogs. Image: Associated Builders and Contractors

June 21, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Large companies that can attract talent are better able to commit to more work, according to a na...

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Feds publish framework for evaluating public-private partnerships

A 371,160-sf office building in Frankfort, Ky., is being constructed through a public-private-partnership. Photo: Steve Beshear/Creative Commons.

June 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No single factor determines whether a project yields stronger benefit as a P3.

 

Steel rods. Photo: PortlandBolt/Creative Commons.

June 16, 2016 | ABC

Nonresidential construction price gains were largely driven by iron and steel prices and steel mi...

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Design Thinking makes its way into Yale School of Management

Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. Photo: Nick Allen/Wikimedia Commons

June 15, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The school will introduce Design Observer co-founders Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut as facul...

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Pulse, in Orlando, Fla., where a terrorist attack killed 49 patrons. Could better design and engineering—like more exit doors—have mitigated the carnage? Image: EuroNews via Google 

June 15, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic...

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Outfront Media, Gensler, and MAK's Sunset Strip Spectacular billboard concept. Click here to enlarge.

June 14, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The concepts are curvy, sleek, and multidimensional, and feature sharp digital displays.

VERTICAL INTEGRATOR: How Brooklyn’s Alloy LLC evolved from an architecture firm into a full-fledged development company

Jared Della Valle, President of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Alloy LLC

June 14, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Led by an ambitious President and a CEO with deep pockets, Alloy LLC's six entities control the e...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

Inaugural 2.5-day event will convene 125+ leading AEC women in Dana Point, Calif., November 9-11,...

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Conquer computational design: 5 tips for starting your journey

HDR design team members utilize computational design tools to collaborate on façade treatment strategies for one of the firm’s arena projects. Courtesy HDR

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Data-driven design expert Nathan Miller offers helpful advice for getting your firm ready to use...

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A project team at HDR collaborates on design solutions for a sports facility project with the help of data-driven design tools. The firm has been using CM tools for several years. Photo courtesy HDR

June 07, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Rapid prototyping, custom plug-ins, and data dashboards are among the common applications for com...

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Photo: Pixabay

June 07, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The good news: the length and value of disputes in the U.S. fell last year, according to latest A...

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JLL Report: Retail renovation drives construction growth in 2016

Construction of the Sky 19 Plaza in Bismarck, N.D. in 2016. Photo: Consolidated Construction/Creative Commons

June 03, 2016 | JLL

Retail construction projects were up nearly 25% year-over-year, and the industrial and office con...

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ABC: Nonresidential construction spending down in April

Construction in Cleveland's Public Sqaure in April 2016. Photo: Erik Drost/Creative Commons.

June 02, 2016 | ABC

Lower building material prices, a sluggish U.S. economy, and hesitation among private developers...

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The redeveloped Central Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will have 35 gates. Construction of this $4 billion project started officially on June 1, as its public-private development partnership signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Rendering: LaGuardia Gateway Partners

June 01, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The development consortium has secured financing for the $4 billion project, and signed an operat...

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Office building and multifamily tower revitalize Philadelphia cathedral

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, with the 3737 Chestnut building in the background. Courtesy BLT Architects. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director  

The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral capitalizes on hot property to help fund much needed upgrade...

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Central utility power plant takes center stage

UCSD Medical Center Central Plant in La Jolla, Calif. Photo: Kevin Turner. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

An undulating roof, floor-to-ceiling glass, and façade scheme give visual appeal to a plant that...

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JLG Architects acquires Minneapolis-based Studio Five Architects

Studio Five Architects worked on the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis. Rendering courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians/Cannon Design

May 31, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Led by Linda McCracken-Hunt, SFA is one of Minnesota’s oldest woman-owned architecture firms.

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Gonzaga's new student center is bustling social hub

The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. Click here to enlarge.

May 31, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new J...

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Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority - B.T. Brown Water Treatment Plant. Image courtesy of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.

May 27, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Stevenson & Palmer Engineering brings a half-century of experience and relationships to the t...

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A mock environment at the NYC Police Training Academy mimics a subway station, minus the grime. Photo: Eric Laignel/Eric Laignel Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 27, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The Police Training Academy in Queens, N.Y., consists of a 480,000-sf academic/administration bui...

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Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 26, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...

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New health center campus provides affordable care for thousands of Northern Californians

The clinic’s vibrant exterior is reflective of the staff’s energy for its patients. Colorful tilt-up concrete construction was used for its durability and low cost. Photo: Donald Satterlee, Satterlee Photodesign. Click here to enlarge.

May 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 38,000-sf, two-level John & Susan Sobrato Campus in Palo Alto is expected to serve 25,000...

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Rendering Courtesy of Lissoni Architettura and Arch Out Loud

May 24, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

NYC Aquatrium was selected from among 178 proposals from 40 countries as the winner of Arch Out L...

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Los Angeles bus depot squeezes the most from a tight site

Perforated panels and purple photovoltaic assemblies distinguish the building from the surrounding urban concrete during the day. LED “stripes” and a glowing lantern make the facility pop at night. Photo: Chang Kim Photography. Click here to enlarge.

May 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Building Team for the MTA Division 13 Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility fit 12 acres’ w...

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'Greenest ballpark' proves a winner for St. Paul Saints

A berm in left field provides a picnic-like setting for up to 1,000 fans at CHS Field. Brick warehouses highlight the setting in the Lowertown arts district. Photo: Paul Crosby Photography/Courtesy Snow Kreilich Architects. Click here to enlarge.

May 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Solar arrays, a public art courtyard, and a picnic-friendly “park within a park" make the 7,210-s...

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NCARB survey indicates continued growth of U.S. architects

Cincinnati's skyline. Photo: Robert S. Donovan/Creative Commons.

May 20, 2016 | NCARB

The number of U.S. architects surpassed 110,000 in 2015, a 2% increase from the previous year....

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