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.
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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5 factors to consider when designing a shade system
February 08, 2013 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are f...

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Photo: Pacific Medical Buildings - www.pacificmedicalbuildings.com
February 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

RSMeans' February 2013 Cost Comparison Report breaks down the average construction costs per squa...

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Delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans hits 11-month low
February 01, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans in CMBS fell 14 basis points in Januar...

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The Opus Group completes construction of corporate HQ for Church & Dwight Co
January 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Opus Group announced today the completion of construction on a new 250,000-square-foot corpor...

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January 29, 2013 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The new headquarters for Astellas in the Americas in Northbrook, Ill., has been awarded LEED Gold...

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The form of the Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)-designed Zhengzhou Greenland
January 16, 2013 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The 2.59-million-square-feet building houses a mixed-use program of offices on its lower floors a...

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Douglas Durst
December 09, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Douglas Durst on the practicalities of development: “You must think about a building from the ins...

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Gran Patio Santa Fe
November 28, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Project reaching construction milestone, offering national model for urban development in Mexico....

The new signature tower in Shunde will be the tallest structure in the area, at
November 06, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

200-meter-tall building will be located between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

Georgia Techs Engineered Biosystems Building will provide 200,000 sf of researc
November 01, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

Design firms deliver gold, platinum, even net-zero projects

Before (left) and after (right)
October 26, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The Building Team selected Centria's Formawall Dimension Series to help achieve the retrofit proj...

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BIM Article December 2011 BD+C
October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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October 25, 2012 | By John Tocci, Jr.

Lessons for the AEC industry.

October 10, 2012 | Posted by Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

Conceptual designs submitted by Foster, Hadid, Koolhaas and Rogers to be on exhibit during Munici...

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In addition to achieving net-zero energy use and LEED-NC Platinum certification,
October 05, 2012

Working with A/E firm SmithGroupJJR, DPR converted a vacant 16,533-sf one-time “adult-themed bout...

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A 1953 Allis-Chalmers bulldozer in the central atrium of the Walsh Training and
October 05, 2012

With its Building Team partners—architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz, structural engineer CS Associat...

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Gallery forum at the Rice Fergus Miller Office & Studio, Bremerton, Wash. The Bu
October 04, 2012

Rice Fergus Miller bought a vacant and derelict Sears Auto and converted the 30,000 gsf space int...

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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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