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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.
Plaza Hotel at Pioneer Park in El Paso, Texas

The $78 million renovation of the 131-key Plaza Hotel at Pioneer Park in El Paso, Texas, was completed in June. The team, which included Cooper Carry and Forrest Perkins, reimagined the 1930s hotel with an eye toward establishing the facility as a regional destination. The lobby includes an intimate library (pictured). Photo courtesy Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park

    

August 05, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Modular and prefab construction are already more prominent.

Shenzhen Children's Hospital aerial at night

All images courtesy B+H Architects

August 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

B+H Architects is designing the project.

Mountain View 100% affordable rental community

Courtesy Alta Housing

August 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Van Meter Williams Pollack is designing the project.

A community space in Clark Nexsen’s renovations to Edens Quad Residence Hall at Duke University.

August 03, 2020 | Peter Aranyi

Clark Nexsen’s Student Life practice leader, Peter Aranyi, discusses the benefits of renovation...

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Claire Dakhlia, LEED GA; Rob Cassidy, BD+C; Scott Shell, Duda|Paine Architects; Dr. Ben Perlman, Emory Student Center

Clockwise from top left: Claire Dakhlia, LEED GA, Emory U alumna; Rob Cassidy, BD+C; Scott Shell, Duda|Paine Architects; Dr. Ben Perlman, Emory Student Center Director.

August 02, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

R&D hubs, modular-built hotels, and an award-winning student center on the August 6 “The We...

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Ellison Bronze door at 520 Park Ave NYC, designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects

One of seven Ellison Bronze doors at 520 Park Ave., New York, N.Y., designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and SLCE.

August 02, 2020 | ELLISON BRONZE, INC.
17 West, Miami Beach, Fla., designed by Stantec

17 West, designed by Stantec, has 23 residential units, ranging from one to three bedrooms, as well as a pooltop deck and first-floor retail space.

August 02, 2020 | STANTEC

Stantec-designed 17 West mixed-use development completed, with first Trader Joe's in Miami Beac...

VistaPro Architectural Railing Solutions launches new website

VistaPro Architectural Railing Solutions serve the multifamily and commercial design and construction sectors.

July 31, 2020 | VISTAPRO ARCHITECTURAL RAILING SOLUTIONS

VistaPro Architectural Railing Solutions launches new website.

Circa Resort and Casino exterior

All renderings courtesy Circa

July 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The resort is slated to open in late 2020.

Retail design trends report 2020 - The future is a numbers game for retail and restaurants

CallisonRTKL designed Canada’s first 5G-ready store, Rogers 302, a technology retail hub and flexible event space that allows for immersive, digitally enabled experiences. Photo: Richard Caden Photography, courtesy CallisonRTKL

    

July 30, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Brick-and-mortar retailers, already gasping for air under pressure from ecommerce, were dealt a...

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Multifamily construction proposal activity sees modest rebound in Q2 2020

Photo courtesy Pexels

   

July 29, 2020 | Jerry Guerra, Principal, The JAGG Group

Among the firms that work in the multifamily sector, 31% said that proposal activity increased...

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Millennium Tower in San Francisco

Photo Courtesy SGH

July 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger will be the engineer-of-record for the fix.

This year, Proper Hospitality is scheduled to open a 148-room hotel in an upgrade of the historical 1920s-era venue in downtown Los Angeles that previously had served as a private club and a YMCA.  Image: Proper Hospitality

July 29, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Los Angeles tops five metros that accounted for 15% of the country’s pipeline.

Guadalajara Airport Terminal 2 interior space

All renderings courtesy CallisonRTKL

July 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Guadalajara Airport Terminal 2 will be designed from the ground up.

A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education - university architecture

Arup and Suffolk Construction are part of the Building Team for Northeastern University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering complex, whose second phase is currently in the works. A new pedestrian bridge spanning five subway and rail lines provides a key link to the campus. Photo: Evan Patten

   

July 24, 2020 | By John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

Universities reassess current assets to determine growth strategies.

CO Architects worked with Frederic Zernhausern, a professor at the University of Arizona, to fit out a half-floor of a building on campus. Custom labs designed to the specifications of star researchers help research universities attract and retain valued talent. Image: Bill Timmerman

July 24, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

CO Architects is among a handful of firms that caters to this trend.

Cal Poyl Pomona residence halls and dining hal

Photo: Lawrence Anderson

July 23, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HMC Architects designed the project.

1100 apex exterior

Photos courtesy McShane Construction

July 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kimmich Smith Architecture designed the project.

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, .

This week's guests: Mitch Dalton, Core Spaces; Andrew Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers; and Geoffrey Ax, Populous.

July 20, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

Experts from Core Spaces, Bala Consulting Engineers, and Populous were interviewed in the July...

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Kennedy Middle School Administration/Family Center

All photos: Tim Maloney courtesy HED

July 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HED designed the project.

Parnassus Aerial

Parnassus Aerial

July 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hospital is part of UCSF’s academic medical center.

Cal Poly Frost Center exterior

All renderings courtesy ZGF Architects

July 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZGF Architects is designing the building.

Courtesy Cornell College

July 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plan will reduce the college’s energy usage by 20%.

The Garage exterior

Photo: © Neil Alexander

July 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Wisznia | Architecture+Development designed, developed, and is managing the project.

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July 10, 2020 | THE EDITORS OF BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

“The Weekly,” a new streaming program for the commercial design and construction industry, to f...

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Florida Gators Ballpark

Courtesy University of Florida

July 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Populous and Walker Architects designed the project.

Atlassian HQ at night

All renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and BVN

July 09, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SHoP Architects, in collaboration with BVN, is designing the project.

The Plus aerial

All renderings courtesy BIG

July 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is nestled in the middle of the Norwegian forest.

Barbizon East Facade

All renderings courtesy AEMSEN

July 07, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept has been created for the redevelopment of the lots on the Barbizonlaan in Capelle a...

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Infection control in healthcare facilities amid COVID-19 Callison - UCSD_CFSH_3_F.jpg

At UC San Diego Medical Center, CallisonRTKL designed a teaching facility that offers medical simulation training. It includes several design elements that combat infection control, such rounded corners, stepped ceilings, and encased light fixtures for easier cleaning, as well as solid surfaces with chemically bonded seams to remove gaps and cracks. Photo: Brian Henniker

   

July 01, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Caught off guard by COVID-19, healthcare systems take stock of the capacity and preparedness....

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