Office Building Design

No longer marked by gray, uniform rows of cubicles, offices have become more personalized and employee-centric than ever, giving people a more comfortable place to spend their working hours. New approaches to office customization and the way employees interact are breathing new life into the workplace.
5 trends transforming workplace design

The average American sits 7.7 hours per day. Being sedentary for that long over a prolonged period of time has negative impacts on a person’s weight gain. Photo: Darko Maksimovic via Wikimedia Commons

February 03, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

RTKL's workplace design expert Jodi Williams foresees healthier and more technologically enabled...

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BIG proposes canopied, vertical village for Middle East media company

Two towers are connected by a giant tensile canopy that slopes down, mimicking the tents traditionally used by cultures of the region. Renderings courtesy BIG.

February 03, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The tensile canopy shades a relaxation plaza from the desert sun.

Study results show that employees tend to have trouble tearing themselves away from work. Photo credit: Tony Alter, Wikimedia Commons

February 02, 2015 | Mancini-Duffy

Study findings indicate that more than half the respondents holds tight to their smartphones, che...

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London goes through with Foggo Associates' "can of ham" building
January 27, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The much delayed high-rise development at London’s 60-70 St. Mary Axe resembles a can of ham, and...

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Seattle gets a peak at Amazon’s latest plans for its downtown complex
January 26, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The online retailer is seeking permits to build on a fourth city block that would include 835,200...

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January 13, 2015 | AIA

Exchange House, an elegant 10-story office building that spans over the merging tracks of London’...

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January 09, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The financial sector has almost no presence in the new tower, with creative and media companies,...

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January 06, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Two major projects—a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team and the city’s Downtown East...

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Photo: Geo Swan via Wikimedia Commons
January 02, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Construction consultant FMI foresees—with some caveats—continuing growth in the office, lodging,...

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December 28, 2014 | John Passanante, PE, RCDD, Syska Hennessy Group

The open work environment has allowed owners to house more employees in smaller spaces, minimizin...

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Photo: Justin A. Wilcox via Wikimedia Commons
December 28, 2014 | Richard Wood, CEO and President, Plaza Construction

When Plaza Construction first introduced the concept of "core first" in managing the construction...

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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...

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December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm COBE has been announced the winner in a contest to design a new Adidas flagship build...

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December 10, 2014 | 3XN

Designed by 3XN, the new headquarters is located within a park on the shores of Lake Geneva and a...

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December 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A new CBRE survey finds that what Millennials expect and need from offices doesn’t vary drastical...

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U.S. Census Bureau
December 02, 2014 | Associated Builders and Contractors

This month's increase in nonresidential construction spending is far more consistent with the ane...

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Construction work started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire in 20
November 29, 2014 | CTBUH

Remember the Chicago Spire? What about Russia Tower? These are two of the tallest building projec...

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Renderings: U.S. Steel Corp
November 26, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The giant steelmaker has agreed to move into a new headquarters that is slated to be part of a ma...

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Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...

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Open plan office space, Steelcase, Gensler, Deezen
November 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A vast majority of office workers feel open floor plans cause multiple distractions and that more...

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All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture fo...

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An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to
November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...

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On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy us...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s
November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow probl...

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Renderings courtesy Hines
November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’...

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November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent...

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November 04, 2014 | HOK

Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park provides facilities to support innovative...

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Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture
November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The solar canopy will shade green rooftop terraces and sky villas atop the nine-story structure....

Rendering courtesy Dallas Cowboys and Gensler
October 31, 2014 | Dallas Cowboys

The Omni property will be one of the only full-service upscale hotels in the area, and serve as a...

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