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.
All renderings courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
November 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fitted with an LED façade, the 468-meter Greenland Tower Chengdu will act as a light sculpture fo...

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An example of Aons Construction Risk Map, which the portal updates regularly to
November 18, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new interactive tool from Aon Risk Solutions provides real-time updates pertaining to the ris...

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On the Kunming Junfa Dongfeng Square project in Kunming City, China, architects
November 17, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

By harnessing natural ventilation, Building Teams can achieve a tremendous reduction in energy us...

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At Coastline Community Colleges Newport Beach (Calif.) Campus, the Building Tea
November 10, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Providing more comfortable conditions to building occupants has become a top priority in today’s...

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While the exposed ceiling look is popular in todays commercial office spaces, s
November 10, 2014 | Bill Stangeland, McGuire Engineers, Chicago

Although architecturally appealing, exposed ceilings can create unwanted drafts and airflow probl...

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Renderings courtesy Hines
November 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Houston-based developer is planning a seven-story wood-framed office building in Minneapolis’...

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November 05, 2014 | Mancini•Duffy

With the rise of technology, much of the workday—even the most productive morning hours—is spent...

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November 04, 2014 | HOK

Located in Seoul’s Magok District, the LG Science Park provides facilities to support innovative...

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Renderings courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architecture
November 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The solar canopy will shade green rooftop terraces and sky villas atop the nine-story structure....

Rendering courtesy Dallas Cowboys and Gensler
October 31, 2014 | Dallas Cowboys

The Omni property will be one of the only full-service upscale hotels in the area, and serve as a...

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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia
October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million
October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial...

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October 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the addition of a 205-meter-high tower and research center, as well as the r...

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Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar
| October 23, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety hea...

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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

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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