Building Types

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.

The main reading room in the Chicago Public Library's new West Loop branch. Image: Tom Harris

January 18, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters co...

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Mullin Automotive Park rendering
January 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners is designing the facility.

A rendering of an office lobby that is produced by Vantis, which combines design and offsite manufacturing for interior construction. Image: Vantis

January 14, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Vantis is positioned to integrate design with offsite customized fabrication.

Amazon's fulfillment centers use robots, made by its Amazon Robotics division, that scoot under bins of merchandise to move them to its warehouse workers. Image: Amazon via YouTube 

January 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

More warehouse operators and retailers are supplementing their workforces with AI-informed machin...

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Students in the new Grace Church School expansion

Courtesy Francis Dzikowski

January 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects designed the addition.

Lakeyard District's infinity pool and outdoor amenity space

Courtesy BGO Architects.

January 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BGO Architects is designing the project.

Google building

Courtesy brionv, flickr

December 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 1.7 million-sf campus will expand the company’s New York City presence.

Courtesy FIFA

December 17, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium will be at the center of an entirely new city.

University Building
December 17, 2018 | SCUP

There is a wide variability between how campuses accommodate the needs of breastfeeding mothers....

Caldera House exterior

All photos courtesy Carney Logan Burke Architects

December 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carney Logan Burke Architects designed the building.

Employees in green space at apple's current Austin location

Apple's current Austin location. Courtesy Apple.

December 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company will also build smaller expansions in six other U.S. cities over the next three years...

LSB South facade exterior

All photos courtesy Kevin Scott

December 12, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the facility.

The 22,000-sf, 12-bedroom Almost Home Kids facility in Peoria, Ill., provides transitional care for children with complicated health conditions. Images: Ballogg Photography

December 12, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its newest location is positioned as a prototype for national growth.

ARO's metal grid pattern

Courtesy CetraRuddy

December 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CetraRuddy designed the building.

A 38,000-sf dining hall, bookended by two residence halls with more than 1,200 beds, are under construction on the North Dartmouth, Mass., main campus of the University of Massachusetts. Image: Suffolk

December 10, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is the first phase of a large construction/renovation plan for the school’s main campus.

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Barrier Free Living facility exterior in Manhattan

Rendering courtesy JCJ Architecture

December 06, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The non-profit’s new facility will provide housing and support services for survivors of domestic...

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Cutaway rendering of the lower floor of the Thrive Rec Center under construction in Lewisville, Texas, show how the building breaks down into three sections: fitness, water, and community. Image: Barker Rinker Seacat, courtesy of the city of Lewisville, Texas

December 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Taxpayers and other investors accept the economic and social value in these complexes.

| December 05, 2018 | Unilock

Hubbard Place is a 44-story, 450-unit apartment community in Chicago’s River North neighborhood,...

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Aerial rendering of Oakland A's new stadium, designed by BIG

Rendering courtesy BIG

December 04, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team will also redevelop the Coliseum site.

Tech startups are vying for rent-free office space, with access to full amenities, for 24 consecutive months on the 3rd and 4th floors of Wells Fargo Center in downtown Los Angeles, which is also in the process of making its massive atrium more attractive to workers in the building and the surrounding neighborhood. Image: Brookfield Office Properties

December 04, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This is part of a larger campaign to burnish the image of L.A.’s Wells Fargo Center. 

Avera eCARE, the telehealth program of Avera Health, operates a 34,000-sf virtual hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., as well as satellites in three other states. The program handles up to 18,000 patient ”visits” in a typical month. Image: Avera Health

November 30, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Guidelines emphasize maintaining human interaction.  

Gran Destino exterior at night

All renderings courtesy Disney

November 29, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reservations for Gran Destino Tower began on Nov. 27.

Nautical theme at Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

Courtesy Salah Foundation Children's Hospital

November 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska USA built the project.

The largest eSports stadium in North America opens in Arlington, Texas

Photo: Ross Stewart, courtesy Populous 

November 27, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was a design-led design-build collaboration between Populous and Shawmut Design and C...

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Yarn Works interior

The $24.2 million Yarn Works renovation provided 29 one-bedroom, 58 two-bedroom, and nine three-bedroom apartments. Photo: © Andy Ryan

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

111-year-old mill becomes a mixed-income multifamily community.

Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

The 41-story Ko'ula residential tower is part of a 60-acre waterfront redevelopment in downtown Honolulu. Image: The Howard Hughes Corporation

November 20, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Studio Gang pays homage to sugarcane plants that were once prevalent in this area.

Aerial view of 76&Park

Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu

November 14, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building spans 270,000 sf.

Ryan Companies, Cadence Living and an affiliate of Starwood Captual recently announced a new 135-unit senior living community, Accoya Scottsdale Troon in Arizona, whose construction should be completed by mid 2020. A new report by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that seniors will have a hard time affording housing in the future. Image: Ryan Companies.

November 14, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The study foresees a significant segment of seniors struggling to buy or rent on their own or wit...

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