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.
Barnes Hall of Science at Franklin College

The Barnes Hall of Science at Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., underwent a complete renovation with a new wing.

June 03, 2020 | DAVID MILLER, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP

David Miller of BSALifeStructures offers technical advice on renovation of college and universi...

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Jennifer Lawrence CICU central lobby

Photos: © Lauren K Davis

June 03, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The CICU is part of a larger redesign project for the entire hospital.

June 02, 2020 | Matt Pearson

COVID-19 hasn’t just upended healthcare delivery, the workplace, and all levels of education –...

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ICONE interior space

All images courtesy Foster + Partners

June 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Foster + Partners designed the building.

Aerial view of soleil lofts with solar panels

All renderings courtesy Soleil Lofts

May 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Each battery is linked to an on-site solar panel array.

Boingo’s Ground Control enables multifamily properties to manage community-wide Wi-Fi securely, timely, profitably from any remote location
| May 27, 2020 |

Boingo’s Ground Control enables multifamily properties to manage community-wide Wi-Fi securely,...

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GrizForm Design Architects designed the 2,007-sf Legal Sea Bar, which opened in Washington D.C.'s Union Station two years ago. As restaurants reopen, they are rethinking such matters as whether bar stools need to be spaced out more. Image: GrizForm Design Architects

May 27, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Three design firms share their takes on what will make customers more comfortable about returni...

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512 West 22nd Street roof terrace

All photos: Bruce Damonte

May 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COOKFOX Architects designed the project.

Majority of multifamily developers still face construction delays, says NMHC

The majority of multifamily developers (53%) said they're still facing construction delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, says the NMHC.

     

May 26, 2020 | NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL

More than half (53%) of multifamily developer respondents reported construction delays in the j...

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Aerial rendering of Apple's under construction Austin Campus

Rendering courtesy Apple

May 26, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

A hotel brand has yet to be announced.

Boxyard RTP will be the first retail complex within the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Rendering: CallisonRTKL

May 22, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Boxyard RTP, made from 38 shipping containers, will serve as a community gathering and social s...

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Photo by Natanael Melchor via Unsplash

The American College of Healthcare Architects surveyed 129 of its members on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the design of hospitals and other medical facilities.

   

May 22, 2020 | AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTS

The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has released the key findings of a survey...

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UConn Student Rec Center Exterior

All photos courtesy JCJ Architecture

May 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project sits at the center of the Storrs campus.

 

Washington Capitals ice with display projected on it.
May 19, 2020 | Dan Goldstein, AVIXA 

Audiovisual systems that turn sports arenas into digital canvasses have become key elements of...

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Clemson's Outdoor Education Center

All photos: Jonathan Hillyer

May 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Cooper Carry designed the project.

 

Cushman Wakefield 6 Feet Office coronavirus

After decades of favoring density, office tenants are now thinking how to better protect their workers from disease transmission. One idea comes from Cushman & Wakefield, whose “6 foot office” concept lays out an office workspace for social distancing, but also requires an agreement among workers and employers to stick to it. Photo courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

   

May 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Making workplaces safer will require behavioral resolve nudged by design.

Platform 16 exterior aerial

Courtesy Plompmozes for KPF.

May 15, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be adjacent to Google's planned eight million square foot transit village and...

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Navien tankless water heaters at West End Asteria Apartments, Boston

Sixteen Navien tankless water heaters were installed at West End Asteria Apartments, Boston.

May 14, 2020 | BRIAN FENSKE, NAVIEN INC.
May 12, 2020 | Amanda Markovic, AIA & Zachary Zettler, AIA, LEED AP

As architects, it has been especially interesting to see how public libraries have deployed the...

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Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., designed by Perkins Eastman

Goodwin House, Alexandria, Va., designed by Perkins Eastman. Nine "small house" communities of 12 residents each share this courtyard, where residents can get outside during the COVID-19 quarantine. Photo: © Sarah Mechling / Courtesy Perkins Eastman

May 11, 2020 | Bradford Perkins, FAIA, and Martin Siefering, AIA

Two nationally recognized experts in the design of senior living facilities offer a 13-point pl...

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Courtesy Pixabay

May 08, 2020 | OZ Architecture 

Report provides design solutions that can help reduce germ transmission in older adult communit...

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Alcove's pool deck

All renderings courtesy Goettsch Partners

May 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners is designing the project.

 

Lakehouse exterior in Denver Colorado

All photos courtesy NAVA Real Estate Development

May 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec and Muñoz + Albin are the project's architects.

 

Lobby of Arbor Terrace at Fulton (Md.), designed by BCT Architects

Lobby of the 86-unit assisted living/memory care community Arbor Terrace at Fulton (Md.), designed by BCT Architects. Photo: Green Sofa Productions

May 05, 2020 | BY PAT CURRY, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Communities in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, and Virginia display excellence in memo...

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Hotel rooftop amenities: Ideas for converting idle rooftop spaces [video]
May 05, 2020 | Base4

From fire pits to infinity pools to urban gardens, hotel design experts with Base4 offer smart...

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BNBMC Temporary Hospital with contractors

All photos courtesy Holt Construction

May 05, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is located in Paramus, N.J.

All photos ©Lawrence Anderson, courtesy of DLR Group.

May 01, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The work finished prior to the 2019 USC season.

DSU Human Performance Center exterior

All photos courtesy Hastings+Chivetta

April 29, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hastings+Chivetta designed the project.

FUll Sail University's Fortress eSports arena

The Fortress eSports arena at Full Sail University. Courtesy Full Sail University.

April 27, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Universities are building dedicated spaces for eSport athletes to pick up the sticks.

PCL Construction rolls out portable coronavirus testing centers

Canada-based PCL Construction, which has focused lately on expanding its prefabrication capacity, has introduced two models for mobile COVID-19 testing centers that can be transported from factories by trailer and positioned on site by forklifts. Rendering: PCL Construction

   

April 26, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The prefabricated boxes offer walk-up and drive-thru options.

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