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.
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...

All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and...

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For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects de...

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Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
July 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design...

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Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transpar...

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All renderings courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Dam & Partners, and EPO.
June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

With around 80,000 sm and a budget of €205 million self-financed by the EPO, the complex will be...

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Photo credit: Rob Young, Wikimedia Commons
June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This infographic, made by Sunica de Klerk and originally posted by ArchDaily, shows the evolution...

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Rendering courtesy of WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects.
June 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Demolition will begin this week as a precursor to construction of Intuit's new addition to its Mo...

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
June 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sterling Bay Cos. and Bill Davies' International Property Developers North America partner up for...

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The development's wavy and groovy design promises unobstructed views of the Marmara Sea for every...

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Walkable communities have a higher GDP, greater wealth, and higher percentages of college grads,...

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