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.
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
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
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
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
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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The $65 million Westminster (Calif.) Police Department Headquarters. The 91,000-
September 20, 2012 | By Tom Klemens, PE, contributing editor

With a huge building stock at their disposal, state and local governments can be attractive clien...

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Leap, by artist Lawrence Argent, at Sacramento International Airport. A key co
September 20, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ranking the leading firms in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

The new outer envelope of the A.J. Celebrezze Federal Building serves as a therm
September 17, 2012 | By Charles Young

An aged federal building gets wrapped in a new double wall glass skin.

USDA officials want their headquarters to be a model facility for others wishin
September 12, 2012

After installing 20 high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers in restrooms throughout the USDA hea...

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Fairfaxs new building will house behavioral healthcare services of the Fairfax-
September 07, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Designed by Noritake Associates of Alexandria Virginia, the project is LEED-registered, seeking L...

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The North Bergen Municipal Court is a high volume operation, and with the recent
August 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The project consisted of a $4 million renovation to a 2-story building totaling 13,000-sf.

The 100,000-sf Robeson County Department of Social Services, Lumberton, N.C., de
August 03, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

But the size of the pool keeps shrinking for the Top 25 AEC firms in the Government Sector.

August 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Included in the Washington Business Journal list for the second year running.

The Gaillard Center project includes the addition of a 1,800 seat multi-purpose
July 25, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Seeking LEED Silver certification, the project will begin in August and is slated for completion...

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Fort Knoxs energy consumption analysis of all Disney Barracks complex facilitie
July 17, 2012

U.S. Army Fort Knox: Using the Earth for space heating and cooling. The U.S. Department of Energy...

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The $54 million, 203,000-sf AFRC facility in Middletown, Conn.
June 27, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The construction phase was completed in just 16 months.

June 19, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Part of Better Buildings Initiative, Centers Will Focus on Energy Efficiency Workforce Developmen...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

The Acadia Gateway Center administrative and maintenance facility is the first p
May 29, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Project receives LEED Gold certification.

The 2010 interior renovation transformed an existing 1980s library into a dynami
May 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The design challenges included creating an entry sequence to orient patrons and highlight service...

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Metal tiles were used in the physical therapy gymnasium to give the space a more
May 07, 2012 | By Nicole Bowling, Associate Editor

How a Building Team created a high-tech rehabilitation center for wounded veterans of the conflic...

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Ken Drake
May 03, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Drake’s more than 30 years of diversified design and project delivery experience spans a broad ra...

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May 03, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The AIA reported the March ABI score was 50.4, following a mark of 51.0 in February; greatest dem...

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Howard S. Turner
May 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

A founding member of the Turner Construction Co.

Village Green was primarily funded by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
May 02, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Sustainable design achievable without having to add significant cost; owner and residents reap be...

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A group photo of 14 students from Century High School in Santa Ana participated
April 25, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

High school students from the ACE Mentoring Program tour the new CHOC Children’s Patient Tower in...

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