Government Buildings

The halls of lawmakers, judges, and politicians demand a mix of functionality and awe-inspiring design. For an oasis of productivity on behalf of your nation’s people within the government’s budget, thinking outside the box is a requirement.
May 08, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When embarking upon a roofing renovation project, one of the first decisions for the Building Tea...

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May 03, 2013 | USGBC

The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration, officia...

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May 01, 2013 | AIA

More than 350 companies urge rejection of special interest efforts to gut key parts of Energy Ind...

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For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High Scho

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team specified

April 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kate Steel of Steel Consulting Services offers tips and advice for choosing the correct code-comp...

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 Michael Green Architecture

Michael Green Architecture

April 30, 2013 | DesignBoom
April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...

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Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo:

Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo: Tim Griffith

April 23, 2013 | AIA

The AIA's Committee on the Environment selected its top ten examples of sustainable architecture...

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April 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill's whimsical Dancing Dragons tower in Seoul is among the compelling h...

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April 16, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these...

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April 02, 2013 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

If you do hotels, schools, student unions, office buildings, performing arts centers, transportat...

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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport, courtesy Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

WTTW Chicago, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians, has produced "10 Buili...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.

March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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Frank Gehry's model for the Eisenhower Memorial.

Frank Gehry's model for the Eisenhower Memorial.

March 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

AIA opposes House bill cutting Eisenhower Memorial funding.

March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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March 13, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

From folding façades to colorful LED displays, these fantastical projects show off the architectu...

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Photo: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy GSA.gov

Photo: U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y./courtesy GSA.gov

March 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The March 2013 report from RSMeans offers construction costs per square foot for four building ty...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.

Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of a hydroponic farm.

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick

A view of Loring Park, Minneapolis. Credit: Dan Wick

February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Charlotte, Denver, and Milwaukee are among 10 U.S. cities ranked recently by the conservation org...

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To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail statio

To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail station in Seattle, general contractor Turner Construc

February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

To speed construction of the $110 million Capitol Hill Station light-rail station in Seattle, gen...

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This hospital at Virginia's Fort Belvoir recently achieved LEED Gold.

This hospital at Virginia's Fort Belvoir recently achieved LEED Gold.

February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff
Clever engineering helps create design excellence

Clever engineering helps create design excellence

February 04, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in...

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RSMeans cost comparisons: parking structures, town halls, community centers

RSMeans cost comparisons: parking structures, town halls, community centers

January 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction market analysts from RSMeans offer construction costs per square foot for four build...

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Photos by Dave Huh, courtesy of Dewberry

Photos by Dave Huh, courtesy of Dewberry

January 22, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Virginia State Police begins driver training at a new $27.4 million complex near Fort Pickett...

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December 09, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

Most economists say the U.S. is slowly emerging from the Great Recession, a view that was confirm...

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The 15,000-sf 911 facility in Morris, Ill., designed and built by Wight & Co. fo

The 15,000-sf 911 facility in Morris, Ill., designed and built by Wight & Co. for the Grundy County Public Building Commission.

November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Public sector remains a bastion of sustainability

October 12, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The project will establish a center for training in a variety of security disciplines within the...

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City Hall, as viewed through historic City Hall Park . Designed by architects Jo

City Hall, as viewed through historic City Hall Park . Designed by architects Joseph Franois Mangin, a French migr, and John

October 04, 2012

New York's City Hall last received a major renovation nearly a century ago. Four years ago, a Bui...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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