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When it comes down to it, all buildings have things in common: the need for great design, engineering, construction, and management, when the structure is completed. Harmonizing those elements is a skill that translates to any building project you might have on your hands.
K-12 sector adjusting to ‘new priorities’

The Corgan-designed 106,000-sf Argyle ISD West Elementary School, completed in July 2019, supports a new agrarian development in Argyle, Texas. The PreK through 5th-grade facility accommodates 850 students and includes a linear park that stretches the length of the development. Photo courtesy Corgan


October 23, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Health and safety now rank with security for design and construction criteria.  

The wing-like exterior design of the Student Union is inspired by birds in flight and is meant to convey the school’s mission for innovation and discovery. All photos: Brad Feinknopf.

October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University takes home a Silver Awa...

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Facade and ground level with cars in front

Photo: Albert Vecerko/Esto

October 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The New York Presbyterian David H. Koch Center wins a Silver Award in BD+C’s 2020 Building Team...

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The Weekly show: Universal design in multifamily housing, reimagining urban spaces, back to campus trends
October 22, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning, LS3P, and Omgivning...

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Courtesy Pixabay

October 22, 2020 | Jane Dedering, Vice President and Senior Designer, HGA

In the following, HGA Vice President and Senior Designer Jane Dedering discusses her passion fo...

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Banner University Medical Center exterior

All photos: Jeremy Bittermann / Joel B Sanders Agency

October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Tucson’s Banner University Medical Center is honored with a Gold Award in the 2020 Building Tea...

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City Tech auditorium with people

The 1,000-seat theater, which sits atop a basketball court, required early planning to manage front- and back-of-house circulation, accessibility, infrastructure, and the integration of building systems. All photos: Andrew Rugge/Perkins Eastman

October 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The CUNY New York City College of Technology Academic Building wins a Gold Award in BD+C’s 2020...

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Pierre Bottero media library exterior

All photos: Dominique Coulon & Associés

October 21, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Pélissanne.

The $1.4 billion Chase Center in San Francisco sits on 11 acres and encompasses an arena, broadcast studio, retail stores, two office buildings, plazas and an underground parking garage. The complex will soon add a hotel. Photos: Jason O'Rear/Chase Center

October 20, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Chase Center, is honored with a Gold Award in...

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Co-op Live Arena in Manchester

Renderings courtesy Populous

October 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous is designing the project.

Rhythm exterior in Austin

All photos: Mark Batista

October 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Charlan Brock Associates and Britt Design Group designed the project.

Una Residences tower

Images courtesy OKO Group/Cain International

October 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

AS+GG designed the tower.

The design for a new art museum on the main campus of Princeton University would open up the building, and display its permanent collection in a unique way. Image: Adjaye Associates

October 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building would double the size of the existing museum.

Pico Eleven, with 32 apartments (11 rent controlled), takes it cue from the beach houses of Santa Monica. The reclaimed oak siding will weather to gray. Photo: Nico Marques Architectural Photography



KFA Architecture has hitched its wagon to Los Angeles’s star for more than 40 years.

Bank of America Tower exterior

Photos courtesy Bank of America

October 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

October 14, 2020 | Jamie Myers & Zachary Zettler, AIA, LEED AP

With COVID-19 putting additional pressures on budgets and shutting down or restricting campus a...

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The Elephant Museum in Thailand sits on 5,400 sm in Surin Province. Images: Spaceshift Studio

October 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The complex, in Surin Province, was built with 480,000 clay bricks.

Miami Beach CC facade

Photo: Robin Hill

October 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Fentress Architects designed the project.

Harlem Headquarters is expected to fill a void in Class A office space in New York's East Harlem neighborhood. Renderings: Gensler

October 09, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Big floor plates will accommodate tenant customization.

October 08, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The October 8 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

October 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Chesterfield is developing the project.

National Medal of Honor Museum exterior rendering
October 07, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rafael Viñoly Architects designed the project.

First-Place Winner: BANIYA, The Green Gateway, designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

October 06, 2020 | Fentress Architects

Winning projects reimagine airport mobility in the year 2100 for one of the 20 busiest airports...

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PGA of America Headquarters

Courtesy Page

October 06, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Page is designing the project.

Wi-Fi 6 boosts speed, performance, and satisfaction at multifamily properties

A Q&A with Boingo SVP Michael Zeto about the newest generation of Wi-Fi technology

Shirley Ryan Therapy Gardens

Therapy Gardens at the SHirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR | Gensler in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects, a 2020 recipient. Photo: Dave Burk

October 02, 2020 | AIA

Awards program highlights trends in healthcare facility designs.

Skeleton firepit, Chicago 2020 Halloween

Skeleton fire pit, Chicago 2020 Halloween. Photo: © 2020 Marsha F Cassidy


Skeleton fire pit in Chicago, October 2020

With revenues drying up, colleges reexamine their student housing projects

BSB Design has developed a three-level, purpose-built boutique student housing prototype for schools that are looking to limit their building’s occupancy and practice social distancing. BSB Design


October 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Shifts to online learning raise questions about the value of campus residence life.

Viewrail railings installed at The Ave

Viewrail railings were installed at The Ave, a 300-unit rental community in Columbus, Ohio.

October 01, 2020 | VIEWRAIL

Vision Communities chose Viewrail railings for the main entrance of The Ave, a 300-unit rental...

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September 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Eric Colbert & Associates designed the building.

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