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.
Renderings: courtesy SPARK
August 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architecture firm SPARK recently finished a design for a new development in Shenzhen. The 770,700...

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Renderings courtesy of NBBJ
August 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Developed by architects at NBBJ, Sunbreak uses a unique three-hinged shade that morphs from an op...

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Renderings courtesy of SURE Architecture
August 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rather than superimposing one floor on top of another, London-based SURE Architecture proposes tw...

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The window-shaped buildings will allow buildings behind them to continue enjoyin
August 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Window of Guangzhou project will consist of three towers forming the number sequence "001."...

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor
August 08, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale rec...

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Montroy Andersen DeMarco recently completed a 35,000-sf fitout of Manhattan offi
August 07, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

The adage “doing more with less” has become a byword for many businesses since the Great Recessio...

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August 06, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The 2014 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the...

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Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower
July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 48-story luxury residential tower is part of a thr...

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Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil
July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction re...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the larges...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the lar...

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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstructi...

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Inside the 68-story building are apartments, offices and a hotel. Photo credit:
July 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower stands at 308 meters and is the focal point of the Songdo Internat...

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Photo: Tiia Monto via Wikimedia Commons
July 23, 2014 | AIA

AIA reported the June ABI score was 53.5, up from a mark of 52.6 in May.

July 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

U.S. Bank Tower, as part of a series of improvements, will be getting an observation deck and res...

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Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Calif. Photo
July 22, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

According to expert forecasters, multifamily projects, the Panama Canal expansion, and the petrol...

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Illustration: Gameanna via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
July 21, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

Data analysis from Mancini•Duffy indicates significant variations among age cohorts in the workpl...

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Lookout Mountain Elementary School, Phoenix, Ariz. Photo: courtesy Adolfson & Pe
July 18, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

“UAV.” “LATISTA.” “CMST.” If BD+C Giants 300 contractors have anything to say about it, these new...

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Riyadh Metro Station, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, with engineering servic
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Barton Malow, Hill International top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the l...

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Contractor Turner Construction is focusing its international efforts in Europe,
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Turner, Whiting-Turner, Skanska top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest co...

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The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock
July 18, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Following solid revenue growth in 2013, the majority of U.S.-based engineering and engineering/ar...

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The 73-year-old Naval Reserve Armory building on Seattles South Lake Union dock
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the larges...

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At 206,000 sf, San Diego State Universitys Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union is
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Arup, Day & Zimmermann top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest...

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The shale gale of petroleum development is bringing economic growth to numerou
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Perkins+Will, NBBJ top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest archit...

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Los Angeles International Airport is undergoing a massive improvement program, e
July 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction magazine's annual ranking the nation's largest architecture, enginee...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer
July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without comp...

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Renderings courtesy of Forster + Partners
July 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The London-based firm unveiled plans for the Russian Copper Company's headquarters in Yekaterinbu...

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July 14, 2014 | Toyota

Toyota announced that it has selected Dallas-based KDC Real Estate Development & Investments...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...

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