Office Building Design
Lifestyle micro kitchen at Motorola Mobility’s headquarters, Chicago. The Building Team: CBRE (owner’s rep); Gensler (architect); Klein and Hoffman (SE); Environmental Systems Design (MEP); CD+M Lighting Design Group; Wiss, Janney, Elstner (historical engineer); and Skender Construction (GC). Photo: @Eric Laignel
Office market AEC Giants discuss the latest trends workplace design, and the state of the office...read more
A single-story glass building will house the tech giant's new visitor center. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners
A glass-walled single-story building alongside the main office building in Cupertino, Calif., wil...read more
Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
The developer/owner, Carr Properties, envisions a 1-million-sf plus mixed-use center with a large...read more
Photo: Cjp24 via Wikimedia Commons
Despite the adverse weather conditions that curtailed design and construction activity in the fir...read more
Photo: Carol M. Highsmith
Most of the building and buying is happening within the city’s limits.
The architects designed the tower's tapered base to be a public meeting space, "a symbol of the city’s development and as a social node that nurtures an active streetlife in the district." Renderings courtesy Morphosis Architects
The tower will anchor a new business district being planned, similar to the glass and concrete bu...read more
The new structure will be part of a new mixed-use campus on Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard. Renderings courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group + Luxigon.
Ground has broken for 1200 Interpid, a 94,000-sf office building designed by BIG that appears to...read more
Residents of the Porte de Versailles neighborhood, in Paris’ 15th arrondissement where the tower is proposed, claim the tower will overshadow them. Renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron
The 590-foot glass pyramid building will include a 120-room hotel, 754,000 sf of office space, an...read more
Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group
Several levels in the center of the 185-meter tower are shifted outward to allow for terraces wit...read more
One World Trade Center was named the winner of the Best Tall Buildings category for the Americas. Image: SOM/CTBUH
One World Trade Center and Abu Dhabi's Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower are among the four towers n...read more
The architect wanted the buildings to look as if they were cut out of a single block. Renderings courtesy Daniel Libeskind
The scheme will drastically change the Eternal City’s skyline: three angular towers that look lik...read more
Colliers International’s 2015 North America Office Market report assessed 92 markets in the U.S. and Canada. Image: Pixabay
Colliers International projects continued expansion this year in its quarterly report on national...read more
TreexOffice is a pop-up office space lcoated in the heart of Hackney in London. Image: Tate Harmer LLP
London's Hackney borough welcomed a new kind of workspace to Hoxton Square—the TreexOffice.
London's newest business complex, Pop Brixton, will support local entrepreneurs, create jobs, and...read more
The tower's design takes cue from its existing neighbors. Renderings courtesy BIG
The towering "staircase" will rise from St. Paul’s chapel to the skyline, leaning against One Wor...read more
The 1144 Fifteenth tower will stand between Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, on the edge of historic Larimer Square. Renderings: Hines
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 640,000-sf tower is geared for large-scale tenants, with feature...read more
The office will be located in the trendy Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and Studio O+A
The plan involves two glass buildings connected with criss-crossing bridges.
Each year, the Census Bureau revises its time series of previously released estimates going back to the 2010 Census. Photo: David Sim/Flickr.
California and Texas each have three of the one-million-plus cities.
City Creek at City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Uncle Alf via Wikimedia Commons
With asset availability declining in several sectors, rents and transactions should rise.
A new standard from ASHRAE allows a test method for determining heat gains from office equipment. Image: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures
The standard will aid engineers in configuring cooling systems in office buildings.
The Mountain View City Council instead gave another Internet giant, LinkedIn, about 1.4 million sf of the roughly 2.2 million sf of available commercial space in the area. Renderings: Google
Despite Google’s offer of new bike paths, wetlands restoration, and other perks, the city of Moun...read more
Floor-to-ceiling glass separates the manufacturing floor from the open workspaces and cafe. All photos: ©Christopher Barrett, courtesy SOM
The new space will be a place for academia, industries, and civic bodies to collaborate.
This mixed-use project, which had been delayed for a number of years, is already being touted as mecca for business, colleges, and residents. Rendering courtesy Creative Village Development
The $1 billion Creative Village development will create a business and education hub.
The design submitted by Miami-based Arquitectonica. Rendering courtesy Arquitectonica
Both designs reference the cantilevers and other elements featured in architect Christian de Port...read more
Designers say the tower is inspired by things associated with Miami: fashion, sculpture, and sailboats. Renderings courtesy SHoP Architects
Designing a neighborhood from the ground-up, developers aim to create a dense, walkable district...read more
Tenant Star encourages tenants, who, in some buildings, consume more than half of the power used by the building, to take measures to save energy. Image: Pixabay/Unsplash
The voluntary program for commercial and government buildings is modeled after Energy Star.
The redesign is an attempt to entice 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to move their operations into the new building. Photo courtesy Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons
Norman Foster’s design for 2 World Trade Center may be ousted, as developers are currently negoti...read more
CoStar finds building in one-third of the nation’s bigger markets exceeded their averages in the first quarter. Image: Pixabay
An estimated 108 million sf of office space were under construction in the U.S. at the end of the...read more
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more