The three-story, 58,000-sf Pennovation Center, as it’s being called, will be at the heart of Pennovation Works, a blend of offices, labs, and production spaces situated within 23 acres along the Schuykill River and adjacent to the university’s main campus in Philadelphia. Renderings courtesy HWKN
The new Pennovation Center will provide collaborative and research spaces for educators, scientis...read more
Students use a quiet zone at Falcon Virtual Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., a $1.2 million adaptive reuse of an aging manufacturing warehouse. Home-schooled students, working students, and transitional students can use spaces within the facility when they need to work together on projects or seek instructional support from teachers. DLR Group designed and planned the 20,000-sf facility for 400 students of Falcon School District 49. Photo: ©Ed LaCasse
How the latest design, construction, and teaching concepts are being implemented in the next gene...read more
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The intent of ASHRAE Standard 90.4P is to create a performance-based approach that would be more...read more
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Nonresidential construction spending fell 2% in January, which is the largest setback to spending...read more
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When school districts demand the latest and greatest, they need to think about how those choices...read more
This rendering shows the inside of the proposed Charleston South building looking west. Within the canopy, building segments operate like furniture—light, tactile and reconfigurable. These segments form small villages where employees can work or relax. Renderings courtesy Google, BIG, Thomas Heatherwick
The master plan by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will wrap highly flexible office blocks i...read more
Using a technology developed at Delft Technical University, the windmill generates energy by harnessing the movement of charged water droplets in the wind. Renderings courtesy Dutch Windwheel Corporation
The 571-foot structure will house apartments, a hotel, restaurants, even a roller coaster.
Antinori Winter by Archea Associati in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy. Photo by Pietro Savorelli
Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and the Ravensburg Art Museum by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei...read more
Wrestling room doubles as safe room at a Wichita, Kan., school. Photo: FEMA
Many school districts continue to resist mandating the inclusion of safe rooms or storm shelters...read more
The 11th high school in Houston’s Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District will be part of a 179-acre, 592,000-sf “educational village” that eventually will include middle and elementary schools. The project is one of dozens of new K-12 campuses being planned throughout Texas to keep up with the population growth. Rendering: PBK Architects, courtesy Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
Many districts are struggling to have new construction and renovation keep pace with student popu...read more
Natural light floods the interior spaces. All photos: copyright Joseph Romeo
The 280,000-sf school achieved 91 points, out of 100 base points possible for LEED, making it the...read more
The complex will be filled with terraces and gardens where children can learn basic biology. All renderings courtesy Adam Wiercinski Architecture.
Forget the retrofit of a shipping container into a building for one moment. Designboom showcases...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
Design plans for the Freezeway include setting up skate rentals in nearby metro stops and using buildings as windbreaks. Renderings courtesy Matthew Gibbs
If the new Edmonton Freezeway is constructed, residents will have an 11-km course that winds thro...read more
Food Port will feature expanses of agricultural space to support local farmers and the agricultural industry. Renderings courtesy of OMA
The $460 million Food Port project will define a new model for the relationship between consumer...read more
With hotel occupancy rising, office vacancy falling, and demand for data climbing exponentially, a number of key private segments are positioned for rapid growth in construction spending this year, says ABC's Chief Economist Anirban Basu. Photo: Hydrogen Iodide via Wikimedia Commons
Despite a quarter-over-quarter decline, the U.S. construction backlog ended the year at 8.7 month...read more
Great Hall, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: @Lawrence Anderson
The annual Giants 300 Report ranks the top AEC firms in commercial construction, by revenue....
The rendering above depicts a 3D laser scan of a performing arts theater atrium in greyscale format. This viewing method is preferred in low-light environments. Rendering: JE Dunn
JE Dunn’s National BIM Director, Trent Nichols, offers tips and advice for mastering the art of l...read more
Across the cultural grid, from food to retail to transportation, America's urban areas are alread...read more
Engineering and construction executives that comprise the NRCI panel are strongly optimistic about both the economy and their businesses. Photo courtesy of Vhanepfu/Wikimedia Commons.
Construction companies face the challenge of having enough people to keep up with increasing back...read more
What does a green building look like? How would you know one if you saw one? Maybe a trivial ques...read more
The Bickman Fitness Center expansion at Clark University, completed in September 2013, provides space for an expanded cardio fitness program, with additional room for equipment storage and multipurpose events. Photo: John Horner Photography / courtesy Perkins+Will
Adopting facility layouts from Asian and European models, today’s sports and recreational buildin...read more
Security experts contend that camera surveillance loses its effectiveness if the images are not continuously monitored, as shown here in the University of Pennsylvania’s public safety command center. Penn is experimenting with using cameras to remotely identify people entering buildings. Photo: John Caulfield, BD+C
In 1996, the University of Pennsylvania’s sprawling campus in Philadelphia was in the grip of an...read more
The proposed site is a 168-acre parcel at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of the 405 freeway and Del Amo Boulevard. Renderings courtesy of Scott Boehm/Manica Architecture.
Two rival teams may bring the NFL back to Los Angeles.
The 2.4-acre park is the brainchild of billionaire mogul Barry Diller and his wife, the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Renderings courtesy Heatherwick Studio
The developers envision the 2.4-acre space as a major performance arts venue.
Overall, there were 21 mega deals last year, totaling $127 billion. The greatest number of deals took place in Asia and Oceania. Image courtesy of MorgueFile/hotblack
Worldwide engineering and construction industries closed 218 M&A deals in 2014 worth more tha...read more
Last year, the 340,000 multifamily units started represented the highest level of construction since the 1980s. Photo: Uploader via Wikimedia Commons
Contractors are pushing full speed ahead, but CoStar Group thinks a slowdown might be in order th...read more
Construction input prices were down in January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Prices for other materials were also down on both a monthly and yearly basis.
The decline in oil and petroleum prices finally showed up in the produce price index data, accord...read more
Architecture from nowhere. Illustrations courtesy of Feredico Babina.
The illustrator imagines architecture where past, present, and future intertwine.
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Research at Case Western Reserve University has found that buildings that rock during an earthqua...read more