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.
Charles David Keeling Apartments, La Jolla, Calif., by KieranTimberlake. Photo:
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 15, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

To achieve the goals of sustainability and high performance, stakeholders in new construction and...

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April 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the Greater Boston Real Est...

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April 07, 2013 | GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline and Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners transform the work environment with...

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Jared Krieger (right) conducts a project coordination meeting with two of his Ge
April 05, 2013 | Jared Krieger, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler

Gensler's Jared Krieger offers important tips and advice for managing complex BIM/VDC-driven proj...

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Courtesy Foster + Partners
April 05, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Campus 2, Apple Inc.'s proposed ring-shaped office facility in Cupertino, Calif.,...

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April 03, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Modular Building Institute recently revealed the winners of its annual Awards of Distinction...

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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
March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

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

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March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction on multiple projects in Guangdong Province—including the 660-m Ping'an Finance Cente...

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March 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Chicago Preservation Society released its annual list of the buildings at high risk for demol...

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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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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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Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets
March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Superefficient Seattle office building is designed to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Buil...

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The glass faade of the new Wilshire Grand tower will incorporate LED lighting.
March 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 1,100-foot Wilshire Grand will combine retail and restaurant space, offices, and a luxury hot...

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Hines acquires Archstone's interest in $700 million CityCenterDC project
March 03, 2013 | Hines

The Washington D.C. office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced the acquisitio...

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Green roofs will be a hallmark of Samsung's Silicon Valley complex.
February 28, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Samsung Electronics' new 1.1 million sf San Jose campus will support at least 2,500 sales and R...

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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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The new "Googleplex" will feature green roofs and common spaces.
February 25, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The new California "Googleplex" will be engineered to make sure no Google employee will be more t...

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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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Renovation will expand second-floor office space.
February 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Local firm Westlake Reed Leskosky has been chosen to design renovations to the Cleveland Browns'...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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Sliced Porosity Block combines concrete and glass towers with public plazas.
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Architect Steven Holl has released two short films describing the development of S...

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At more than 1 km, Kingdom Tower will be the world's tallest building.
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Construction team chosen for world's tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

CoreNet encourages real estate execs to consider energy-efficient design.
February 20, 2013 | BD+C Staff

CoreNet Global, a major international association for corporate real estate and workplace executi...

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Pakistan to get world's tallest tower in $45 billion deal
February 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Newly signed mega deal will fund construction of several massive developments in Karachi, includi...

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Boxman Studios has launched a new division aimed at sustainable solutions for th
February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Boxman Studios has launched a new division aimed at sustainable solutions for the Built Environme...

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The project used Guardian UltraWhite low-iron glass produced at Guardians Carle
February 14, 2013 | Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries DiamondGuard glass was recently installed on the 102nd story of the Empire St...

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OMA's 'perimeter core' design wins competition for Essence Financial Building in
February 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

OMA partners David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas rethink traditional office tower design with a plan...

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