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.
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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Photo: Samuel Boisvert via Wikimedia Commons
September 24, 2014 | AIA

On the heels of recording its strongest pace of growth since 2007, there continues to be an incre...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the cubist, clinical, glass and concrete jungle of today's financial districts. Shenzhen's...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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September 22, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

From metal mesh panels to concealed-suspension ceilings, here's our roundup of the latest acousti...

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Head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries. Photo: courtesy Adrian Smi
September 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, Gensler, and Jacobs top BD+C's rankings of U.S.-based design and constructi...

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September 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces the winning design by MRA+A Álvarez...

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September 12, 2014

The Armstrong facility is the first building in Pennsylvania and among only 17 buildings globally...

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Arizona Capitol Museum 2014. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia
September 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

PCL Construction, Stantec, and AECOM head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest state governmen...

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Photo: Tomasz Sienicki via Wikimedia Commons
September 08, 2014 | Megan Donham, Associate Consultant, CBRE Healthcare

The underlying variables and tools used to manage collaboration between teams is ultimately the d...

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Renderings courtesy of Zaha hadid via Gizmag
September 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid's latest project in Australia is a complex of three, tapered residential high-rises th...

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City of Galveston (Texas) Fire Station #4. Photo: courtesy HDR
September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

STV, HOK, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest local government design and cons...

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Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P
September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...

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Berea Colleges Deep Green residence hall, designed by Hastings+Chivetta Archi
September 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, and Turner top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest green design and construct...

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View of the restored south elevation of New York City Hall. The renovation is th
September 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clark Group, Fluor, and HOK top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest federal government design...

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Renderings courtesy Stantec
August 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 227 meters, Stantec Tower will be the tallest building in the city, dwarfing the two next-tall...

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August 27, 2014 | Cruzan

Cruzan announced make, a 175,000-square-foot office redevelopment project on the coast of Carlsba...

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Kingdom Tower. Image courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill.
August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Large portions of some skyscrapers are useless space used to artificially enhance their height, a...

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August 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff 
Choosing from 30,000 photos he took from the day construction began in 2006 to the day when con...
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Renderings courtesy of Goettsch Partners
August 19, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

The overall design concept is of a complex of textured buildings that would differentiate from th...

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