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.
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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Photo: suphakit73 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia
October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

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A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million
October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial...

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October 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the addition of a 205-meter-high tower and research center, as well as the r...

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Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar
October 23, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety hea...

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The Guangzhou Circle.
October 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

During a literary symposium in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged architects, authors, a...

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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors o...

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At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit
October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have arc...

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The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d
October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the ca...

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Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons
October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago,...

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The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli
October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust the...

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The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each v...

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CSHQA office, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Nichiha
September 25, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to...

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