Office Building Design
Floor-to-ceiling glass floods the interior spaces with daylight and provides scenic views of the wooded areas that surround the property. Photo: Warren Patterson Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Lean construction techniques were used to build 275 Wyman Street during a winter that brought mor...read more
A recent survey of 1,003 U.S office workers finds a high percentage of them are pretty happy about their jobs, in terms of their own productivity and success. Image: Adobe's “Work in Progress” report.
But most employees still see their companies falling on the dull side of the cutting edge.
The ground floors of Oceanwide Center's two towers will be lifted up five stories to create an “urban room” with pedestrian crossings. Image: Foster + Partners
One of Oceanwide Center’s buildings will be the city’s second tallest.
Photo Courtesy of Personal Comfort Systems
Not only can the Hyperchair reduce heating and cooling costs and maximize employee comfort, but i...read more
A sculpture by the Italian artist Giovanni Balderi stands in front of a travertine curtainwall in the lobby of 601 Massachusetts Avenue, a mixed-use building in Washington, D.C., designed by Duda|Paine Architects, which encourages clients to consider the inclusion of art in their new buildings. Image: Courtesy Duda|Paine
Turan Duda says clients are receptive, but the art must still be integral to the building’s overa...read more
Rendering Courtesy of Google
The original canopy design scheme is still in place, but the plans now call for it to be opaque....
The Expedia courtyard accommodates visitor arrival and drop-off, all-hands meetings, outdoor meetings, and recreation. It will be encircled by a new approximately 600,000-sf four-story office building. All renderings courtesy Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Click here for larger view
Transparency and outdoor areas will give the complex a Pacific Northwest vibe.
Photos: Pixabay (Treadmill desk photo: CBRE)
As insurance premiums and deductibles continue to rise, both employees and employers are evaluati...read more
Corporate real estate executives are compelled to create workplace environments where a more diverse, younger workforce can excel. Image: CRBE's Glendale, Calif., office
A new CBRE survey finds more companies leaning toward “smarter” workspaces.
Photo Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR
The “un-bank” design ditched the stuffy design elements typical of financial institutions and, in...read more
All images and photos courtesy Ted Moudis Associates
The report, from Ted Moudis Associates, encompasses over 2.5 million sf of workspace built over t...read more
A 230,000-sm factory in China’s Hunan province spent several months producing modules for the 57-story J57 Mini Sky City tower, in Changsha. Using advanced prefabrication techniques, China-based contractor Broad Sustainable Building erected the tower in less than three weeks. Photos courtesy Broad Sustainable Building
A prefab construction company in China built a 57-story tower in 19 days. Here’s how they did it....read more
Factory for J57 Mini Sky City, Changsha, China. Photo: BSB
BD+C’s inaugural Game Changers report highlights today’s pacesetting projects, from a pr...read more
The five million-sf project includes two office towers, a residential tower, retail space, and a...read more
The expansion looks to combine design elements inspired by human movement, speed, and the strengt...read more
Photo: Paul McCoubrie/Creative Commons.
The booming sector had an occupancy growth rate 1.3 times that of new supply in the fourth quarte...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Renderings courtesy John Buck Company
The 35-story building will have plenty of column-free space.
Photo: Nate Burgos/Creative Commons
Report cites work-life balance as the top reason for implementing “distributed work” strategies....
Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ
Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepiped-shaped volumes. Renderings courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
The design of the building is made of a set of two parallelepip...read more
The 777,100-sf development by Landbank Investment on Central & Wolfe in Sunnyvale, Calif., is just five miles from Apple’s current Cupertino headquarters.
The project has been dubbed as another “spaceship,” referencing the nickname for the loop-shaped...read more
The 46-story, 1.86 million-sf Leeza Soho will have more than 100,000 sf of retail space. Rendring courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
The 200-meter-high open space will cut the building in two.
Renzo Piano-designed Kum & Go headquarters in Des Moines. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The new building is part of a downtown Des Moines, Iowa, redevelopment project, and is intended t...read more
London's 'Walkie-Talkie.' Photo: Garry Knight/Creative Commons
The curved, glass tower at 20 Fenchurch Street in London has been known to reflect intense heat o...read more
The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)
The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...read more
The explosive demand for tech office space in and around metropolitan areas has led to creative redevelopment opportunities for Building Teams. The Playa Jefferson complex in Playa Vista, Calif., remade a series of nondescript, low-rise office buildings into state-of-the-art tech space for mature and startup companies. Photo: Benny Chan Fotoworks, courtesy Gensler
In the race for highly coveted tech companies and startups, cities, institutions, and developers...read more
Photo: Phil Whitehouse/Creative Commons
Millennials have been the driving force behind the growth in renovation construction projects sin...read more
By turning furniture into downloadable templates, offices can be in charge of sourcing and manufacturing their own products. Screengrab of opendesk.cc/designs
Offices can “download” their furniture to be made locally, anywhere.