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 Kohn Pedersen Fox
May 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The two-building headquarters for Turkey’s largest and oldest financial institution, Ziraat Bank,...

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One World Trade Center, courtesy Cushman & Wakefield
May 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sluggish economy and lackluster leasing force developer The Durst Organization and the Port Autho...

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Barnsworth Exhibition Center, Location / Plano, Ill. Photo: Dave Burk, Hedrich B
May 23, 2014 | AIA Chicago

Winning projects include an events center for Mies van der Rohe's landmark Farnsworth House and a...

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May 23, 2014 | NeoCon

Tech-friendly furniture, “live walls,” sit-stand desks, and circadian lighting are among the emer...

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data...

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, courtesy Team BlackSheep
May 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Team BlackSheep—devotees of filmmaking with drones—has posted a fun video that takes viewers high...

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A large variety of loosely structured spaces contrast with small, private meetin
May 21, 2014 | B.R. Fries

The new East Coast office for the Internet radio provider is housed on two interconnected floors...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Rendering: Gensler
May 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Called "The Legal Office of the Future," the pop-up demonstration project made its debut this wee...

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Located on Lake Tai, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by MAD is a 102-meter
May 20, 2014 | Emporis

Eight other high-rise projects were named Emporis Skyscraper Award winners, including DC Tower 1...

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Since trading traditional closed cubicles for an open, transparent layout, softw
May 19, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Driven by changing work styles, mobile technology, and the growing presence of Millennials, today...

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Photo: Jacopo Werther via Wikimedia Commons
May 13, 2014 | AIA

The industry associations, with more than 700,000 members generating almost $1 trillion in GDP, h...

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May 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C's 2014 Giants 300 survey forms are due Wednesday, May 21. Survey results will be published i...

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The plans for Chaoyang Park Plaza were floated two years ago, and now the design
April 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Construction work has begun on the 120,000-sm mixed-use development, which was envisioned by MAD...

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60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative in Toronto, designed by Teeple Architects.
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff and RAIC

The conversion of a Mies van der Rohe-designed gas station and North Vancouver City Hall are amon...

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The free tool provides real-time data visualization for each state. Here is the
April 29, 2014 | USGBC

The online data visualization resource highlights green building data for each state and Washingt...

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The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International c...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the Am...

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David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition
April 15, 2014 | Nobel Center

The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, be...

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ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, accordin...

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April 11, 2014 | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Two blocks of offices will be centerpiece of new cultural and lifestyle district in the West Bund...

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Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Cons...

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The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation trick...

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March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest offic...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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March 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The design duo discusses the founding of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects and the design of...

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Free tours will be offered, starting in May. Photo: Jack E. Boucher, August, 196
March 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 14-story tower, one of only two Wright-designed high-rises to be built, has been off limits t...

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